Construction News

Fire That Threatened 100 Homes in Nevada Began at Construction Site

Fire investigators say a blaze on the west edge of Reno, Nev. that threatened as many as 100 homes and destroyed two construction trailers started at a home construction site. Truckee Meadows Fire Chief Charlie Moore says the specific cause …

Renovation at the Deli, Part 2

If you didn’t read last week’s post, Renovation at the Deli; A Story About Additional Insureds, go ahead and do that now. It’ll give you the background on this week’s post. When Frank (the deli owner) asked to be additional …

Castel Specialty Launches Global Construction Business

Castel Specialty, a division of Castel Underwriting Agencies Ltd., has expanded its portfolio with the launch of Castel Construction. London-based Castel Underwriting Agencies, part of Barbican Insurance Group, is a club-style MGA formation platform, which supports individual underwriters with smaller …

AGCS Appoints Smith as Head of Engineering, Regional Unit London

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)* has appointed Paul Smith as head of Engineering, Regional Unit London (RUL). He reports regionally to Carsten Scheffel, AGCS board member and chief regions & markets officer for RUL. He also reports locally to …

MGA Pen Underwriting Launches Specialist Cover for UK Construction Market

Pen Underwriting* has launched a new product to address the UK construction industry’s wide-ranging, complex risk exposures. Backed by “A”-rated capacity from specialist insurer CNA Hardy, the single wording, multi-section cover can be offered on an annual or single-project basis …

TMK Offers Construction Insurance in UK, Ireland via Online Broker Portal

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK), the international specialist insurance business, has added construction to its One TMK broker portal. The tailor-made construction insurance product is underwritten through a fully automated process, TMK said, noting the platform provides an efficient way for …

Brokerslink Launches Global Construction Practice with 2 Appointments

Brokerslink announced the launch of an expanded Global Construction Practice with the appointments of Brian Schofield and Edouard Marron as co-practice leaders. They take up these roles with immediate effect. The new Global Construction Practice will provide risk management, technical, …

Washington Construction Firm Fined More than $200K for Safety Violations

A Puyallup, Wash. construction company faces a large fine for numerous repeated safety violations that exposed workers to potential falls and other hazards at a residential construction site in Olympia, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. …

Gnarly Oregon Winter Puts Breaks on Bend Construction Boom

Central Oregon’s historic cold temperatures and record snowfalls this winter are hurting Bend’s booming construction sector. The Bulletin newspaper reported Sunday that many building projects – from single-family homes to large commercial projects – are running up to three months …

Chubb Taps Allied World’s Müller as Property & Technical Lines Director, Europe

Chubb has appointed Alf Müller to the role of Property and Technical Lines director for Continental Europe, as it continues to evolve its client offering in the property, power generation (powergen) and construction insurance markets. In his new role, Müller …