Faulty Workmanship Coverage: A New Insurance Solution for Trades who Self-Perform their Work

Risks confront every construction project, no matter the size or application.

As a result, an increasing number of firms are now looking to protect themselves with Contractor’s Professional Liability (CPrL) policies that cover the damages arising from the covered negligent acts, errors and omissions related to the professional services performed by or on behalf of the insured. These services commonly include everything from design (whether in-house or subbed out) and construction management to the selection and management of subcontractors and even value engineering (“I can amend this design a little bit AND save the owner money!”) This is especially true of the construction professionals who are currently experiencing an uptick in severe claims within the civil, healthcare, commercial building, and habitational project arenas. Of course, the specific coverage is always dependent on the policy’s terms and conditions as well as the circumstances surrounding the loss. Read more…

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