Category Archives: Construction

Increasing professional liability limits in single architect & engineering projects

What are the options available to a design firm and owner when it comes to increasing PL limits and insuring single projects? Continue reading →

How to win the U.K. construction war for talent

After years of a recent recession and an overall economic slump in the U.K., things finally seem to be looking up. In 2014, the construction industry’s output was GBP103 billion, 6.5% of the total economy. The industry’s output rose in … 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 →

Stepping into the Unknown: Insuring Nuclear Decommissioning

The word ‘nuclear’ has a tendency to make people uneasy. We’re still living with the remnants of the Fukushima disaster of 2011 and Germany has decided to cleanse itself from nuclear activity altogether. Thus it comes as no surprise that … Continue reading →

Smart Home Technology: A Target-Rich Environment for Hackers?

The use of smart home technology is on the rise in the modern world, and those technological advances are changing how people interact with where they live. Continue reading →

Cyber Risk in the Construction Site of the Future

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One of the most disconcerting realities is that while the risks to cyber security will undoubtedly increase as we leverage new construction technology, the fact is that much of our current generation of technology already represent significant vulnerabilities. Moreover these … Continue reading →

Coverage Issues in the Construction Site of the Future

robot construction worker

In part one of this series, I mentioned several ways in which new technology has the potential to advance safety. For instance, as drones and other automated machinery replace certain job functions that today humans exclusively perform, this could conceivably … Continue reading →

The Construction Site of the Future Will Look Very Different–And So Will its Risks

city of future

In an industry that has historically not been known for its technological innovation, construction appears to be making up for lost time. The benefits of these advancements are potentially staggering. Continue reading →

Complacency – The Biggest Cyber Risk to Construction and Real Estate Companies

hacking buildings

Stories of cyber attacks reported on television or in newspapers invariably point to anarchist groups, disgruntled techies or bored geeks, holed up in their parents’ lofts. Successful attacks cannot happen without geeks and technology, but the threats faced by corporates … Continue reading →

A Changing Environment for Environmental Risks

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Organizations with environmental exposures – or with real estate/acquisition plans that might make them start thinking about environmental exposures – have several options for including environmental insurance in their risk transfer portfolio. An evolving marketplace is changing the value of … Continue reading →