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RT ECP: Published Articles

May 10, 2017

Contractors Professional Liability (CPrL) Insurance—Rectification/Mitigation Enhancement

Responsibilities were clearly defined under the design-bid-build model that dominated the commercial construction industry over a decade ago. Today, the trend toward design-build, fast-tracking, and accelerated delivery methods—coupled with the desire to take on new projects requiring an expanded level of experience or expertise—has not only created new job opportunities for building professionals, but also made them far more susceptible to liability that can be covered by CPrL insurance.

May 10, 2017

A New Outlook on Project Delivery Methods

Traditionally, construction projects were oftentimes completed using the design/bid/build methodology. However, in recent years, owners have opted to utilize the design/build methodology in an attempt to speed up the entire construction process to bring the project to life quicker compared to traditional construction methods. In this article Joseph Nawa discusses the design/build project delivery method, the associated risks as well as the various insurance coverage options available to project design/build contractors against claims alleging economic damages.

November 4, 2016

What contractors need to know about rectification and mitigation coverage

Recitifcation/mitigation coverage is a complex part of a Contractor’s Professional Liability (CPrL) program. In this article Jeff Slivka discusses how rectification/ mitigation coverage differs from other first-party coverages under a CPrL program. He elaborates on the types of rectification and mitigation coverages as well as the differences in how carriers may apply this coverage.

October 6, 2016

Protecting Against Environmental Risk in Today’s Commercial Building Marketplace

Mitch Cohen examines the environmental risks that face owners and builders every day and discusses how insurance can help to mitigate those risks.

September 1, 2016

Protecting Against Environmental Loss and Challenges

Pollution legal liability insurance can protect property owners and developers from liability associated with pollution related property damage, cleanup and bodily injury.

March 18, 2016

Understanding the ‘Claims Made’ Provision in Professional Liability Policies

Tim Farrell’s latest article published in Construction Executive.

February 17, 2016

Contractor’s Professional Liability: Project Delivery Risks

This article, by New Day’s Jeff Slivka, examines project delivery methods and their risks to help contractors strategically manage and overcome future professional liability issues.

January 14, 2016

Keep Real Estate Deals Clean With Pollution Legal Liability Cover

January 5, 2016

Professional Liability Risk and the CMAR Delivery Method

Professional liability risk is inherent in nearly every stage of the construction process and throughout every project delivery method. To identify it, you just have to know what you are looking for.

November 10, 2015

Navigating A&E Professional Liability

Consider these insurance trends when working with design firms

October 14, 2015

Contractor’s Pollution Liability Coverage: A New Trend?

Great article published in CE Risk Management by New Day’s Jeff Slivka.

August 14, 2015

Contractor Project Delivery Methods: Test Your Knowledge!

To truly understand the professional liability risks of a construction firm, you have to understand the basics, at minimum, of each project delivery method. So I thought it would be best if we start there and test your knowledge on project delivery methods.

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