Category Archives: Construction

5 key risks in the U.K.’s build-to-rent market

As build-to-rent grows and matures, our roundtable of experts, identified five key areas of risk and potential solutions. Continue reading →

Architect and Engineers and the standard of care

True or False? The standard of care of a design professional is perfection. When we ask this question to a room full of architects and engineers they typically chuckle and get this one right. The answer of course is “No” … Continue reading →

It might not be so bad for UK construction after all post-Brexit

So, in the UK the Brexit vote has come and gone and in the USA we now have a new president elect, who it would seem, supports the UK’s decision to leave the EU. But how has this impacted the … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2016

As Halloween nears, people’s thoughts inevitably turn to ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night. At the Wire we take this opportunity to reflect on the scariest risks our clients faced this year.  … Continue reading →

The construction insurance marketplace

Expectations for construction risks: Rates, terms and conditions Continue reading →

The rise of megaprojects

The advent of the ‘megaproject’ is truly upon us as such projects become a key feature of the UK project landscape. It is generally agreed that a project with a value greater than £1bn can be considered a megaproject and, … 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 risk manager of the future

Some people miss the good old days. I don’t. I’ve been around since the days when business was done on a napkin with people who were more like buddies than business partners and yes, when the deal was done, there … Continue reading →

Is your design firm protected from cyber-risks?

Cyber-risk is evolving fast, and the architect and engineer (A&E) community should be monitoring the developments closely.  Arguably, design firms take on considerably less cyber-related risk than large retailers and financial institutions, which continue to  face huge and costly data … Continue reading →

DSU de-mystified

Delay in Set up (DSU) or “Delay in Completion” coverage continues to be the least understood and most contentious type of insurance for construction projects — especially as regards claims. As you will probably already be aware, this cover normally … Continue reading →