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Engineering Study Last Year Warned Operator About Stability of Genoa Bridge: Reports

An engineering study commissioned by Italian highway operator Autostrade last year warned about the state of the concrete-encased cable stays that held up a bridge that collapsed this week in Genoa, two Italian newspapers reported on Friday. Autostrade per l’Italia, …

Italy Bridge Operator’s Shares Drop After Disaster; Supply Chain Impact Expected

Italy’s biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday after Rome criticized it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct’s safety. An 80-meter-long section …

Italy Government Blames Genoa Bridge Operator as Collapse Death Toll Rises

Rescuers hunted for survivors among towering slabs of wreckage on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct’s operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its concession. The 50-year-old …

Bridge Collapses in Genoa, Italy, with 35 Deaths Reported

A bridge on the main highway running down the Italian Mediterranean coast collapsed in Genoa, with the death toll reported to be 35 people while others were trapped in the rubble. A police video showed the viaduct connecting the A10 …

QBE, AmWINS Launch E&O Coverage for Architects, Engineers, Design Businesses

QBE North America has formed a partnership with AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) to offer errors and omissions coverage for architects, engineers and design (A&E) businesses. The launch is part of QBE’s initiative to expand its specialized portfolio. APU’s A&E program …

Ironshore Expands Liability Coverages for Designers, Contractors

Ironshore’s Construction Industry Vertical, in conjunction with Ironshore Specialty Casualty, has expanded its coverage for the designers and contractors sector with a new combination policy covering contractors professional liability, contractors pollution liability and pollution mitigation in a single product suite. …

XL Catlin Adds Cyber Insurance For Design Professionals

To help architectural and engineering firms stave off the financial and reputation consequences of potential cyber incidents, XL Catlin has added cyber insurance as an optional coverage to its professional liability insurance for architects, engineers and other design businesses. Available …

XL Catlin Updates Coverage for Design Professionals to Address Emerging Risks

XL Catlin has enhanced its design professional insurance policy form to address architects’, engineers’ and other design businesses’ changing professional liability insurance needs. According to Doug Strong, chief underwriting officer of XL Catlin’s Design Professional insurance business in North America, …

BHSI Launches A&E Professional Liability Policy with Cyber Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has introduced Professional First architects & engineers (A&E) professional liability insurance in the U.S. The new policy’s cyber coverage addresses media, technology and network security and privacy liability exposures, including the design professional’s own costs …

LIU Designs New Policy for Architects & Engineers With Data Breach Coverage

Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has launched LIU Design and Data Insure, a new architects & engineers policy. The enhanced policy offers insurance and risk management services to help protect design firms from wrongful acts incurred …