Evolution of the Standard of Care Due to Climate Change

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By Andrew D. Mendelson and Dion N. Cominos | Sunday, January 3, 2021 Legal and practice standards for design and construction professionals are evolving due to climate change. While the cause of climate change is an oft-debated topic, the fact of it is largely undeniable. The earth’s global surface temperature and water levels are rising, while… Read more »

Are you missing the evolution in contractors’ professional liability insurance?

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Today’s contractors must thoroughly understand all of their exposures. By Edward L. Sheiffele, Jr. | October 19, 2020 Historically, professional liability insurance policies related to construction have been created for specific individual risks: architects and engineers, contractors, developers, environmental consultants and other miscellaneous related professionals. There were also policies that addressed the exposure for the design, manufacture and installation of products.

Andrew Mendelson of Berkley Alliance Managers to Address Evolving Climate Change Standards at the 2020 CLM Virtual Construction Conference

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Albany, N.Y. (September 15, 2020) – Andrew D. Mendelson, FAIA, senior vice president, chief risk management officer at Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, will participate in the panel discussion, “Weathering the Storm: Evolving Legal Standards in the Era of Climate Change”, held during the 2020 CLM Virtual Construction Conference on Tuesday, September 29 at… Read more »

Faulty Workmanship Insurance

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Ten Minutes with Berkley’s Eric Smentowski August 24, 2020Scott Van Voorhis Eric Smentowski is a senior vice president at insurer Berkley Construction Professional (an operating unit of W.R. Berkley Corp.) A veteran of the construction insurance sector, he joined the company in 2015 and last year, after hearing years of complaints from contractors about a gap… Read more »

How to Manage Catastrophic Construction Risk, Take control of unexpected problems with a CPrL policy

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By Raymond F.H. BustamanteTuesday, April 21st, 2020 According to the Design-Build Institute of America, design-build methodologies now represent 40% of the nonresidential construction marketplace and are likely to support more than $1 trillion in building projects between 2018 and 2021. This is primarily due to the ability to deliver projects faster and at lower cost than… Read more »

It Takes More Than a Certificate to Protect Owners, Developers and Contractors

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By Derek E. Steffen | Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Businesses often look for ways to protect against the risks they confront on virtually every project from design and construction through completion. This includes conducting due diligence and negotiating contracts that include the appropriate insurance coverages from the contractors, subcontractors design professionals and others involved with the… Read more »

Berkley Construction Professional Introduces Faulty Workmanship Coverage

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by Will Jones PRODUCT: Faulty Workmanship Liability COMPANIES: Berkley Construction Professional (Berkley CP), a Berkley Company BEST RATING: A+ (Superior) AVAILABILITY: Coverage is available on an open-brokerage basis. FOCUS: Until relatively recently, insurance solutions for the costs contractors incur to repair or replace defects found within their physical construction work have been virtually non-existent.

Why Every Word Counts in Design-Build Contracts

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Protect your company from a variety of project challenges through detail & careful planning By Raymond F.H. Bustamante | December 12, 2019 Design-build is quickly becoming the mainstay project delivery method for the United States commercial construction industry. According to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), nearly half of America’s construction dollars will be spent on… Read more »

Raymond F.H. Bustamante and Edward L. Sheiffele, Jr. Promoted to Senior Leadership Positions at Berkley Construction Professional

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Morristown, N.J. (December 4, 2019) – Berkley Construction Professional a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, has extended its dedication to the construction professional and pollution liability marketplace with the promotions of Raymond F.H. Bustamante to managing director and Edward L. Sheiffele, Jr. to executive vice president.