Blogger Archives: Paul Becker

Paul Becker

Paul Becker is Willis Towers Watson’s Global Practice Leader, Construction, with 30 years of insurance experience — more than 25 of which he’s spent specializing in construction. He joined Willis in 1983 and works out of our Nashville office.

Bridging global infrastructure gaps

The need for global infrastructure has reached a critical point where dramatically increased investment is needed on every continent. Yet in the near term, it’s unlikely that traditional government spending will accelerate to address the situation. Having said that, the … Continue reading →

Construction industry impacted by geopolitical and people risks

Willis Towers Watson’s 2017 Construction Risk Index has just been published, based on an extensive risk survey of 350 senior executives across the construction industry. This global research examines the impact of five global megatrends driving future developments across the … Continue reading →

Hardhats, high tech and the value of slow adoption

I’ve been in construction a long time and admit that at times we may deserve our industry’s reputation of not exactly being early adopters of new technology. We’re no strangers to high tech, of course. CAD, BIM, drones: we’re doing … Continue reading →

The Construction Talent Shortage: A Risk In Need of Management

I spoke to three construction CEOs this week and each of them confided separately that their number one concern right now is finding qualified people to do the construction that’s picked up as the Great Recession shrinks in the rearview … Continue reading →

Construction Pricing Increases Starting to Take Hold

I’ve asked our practice leader, Paul Becker, to come in and update you about the state of construction pricing today. ~ WillisWire construction blogger Tim McGinnis Both anecdotal and benchmarking data from clients and carriers are suggesting rates are firming … Continue reading →

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Le secteur du bâtiment affecté par les risques géopolitiques et humains

L’indice 2017 des risques pour le secteur de la Construction de Willis Towers Watson vient d’être publié, sur la base d’une enquête approfondie auprès de 350 cadres supérieurs de l’ensemble du secteur de la Construction. Cette étude mondiale examine l’impact … Pour lire la suite →