AIA Hosting Mold Seminar May 20-21

May 17, 2002

The American Insurance Association (AIA) will host a two-day seminar May 20-21 to address the emerging issue of mold.

Mold: The Challenge Ahead, will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, McLean, Va., featuring experts on the front lines of the mold issue, covering a broad range of mold-related topics from the health effects to insurance coverage issues to the politics of mold.

Speakers will include Texas Commissioner of Insurance José Montemayor, who will review his department’s response to the challenges presented by mold in Texas.

Attendees will include insurers, insurance coverage attorneys, corporate counsel, risk managers, construction professionals and materials manufacturers, homebuilders, loss control professionals, industrial hygienists, and commercial underwriters.

The panel discussion topics include:

Microbiologic Exposures: Fact and Fiction

Determining if a Mold Problem Exists

Impact on the Construction Industry

Construction Defects: Liability and Other Third Party Insurance Coverage Issues

The Politics of Mold

Property Insurance Coverage Issues

Strategies for Defending Mold Lawsuits

The seminar kicks off Monday morning, May 20, at 9 a.m., and concludes Tuesday, May 21, at noon.

More information on the conference is available on the AIA website at

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