Construction News

Supply and Demand and Other Essential Variables That Affect Rebuilding Costs

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Most people understand that the goal of a homeowner’s policy is to restore a home and possessions to the way they were should a catastrophic (CAT) event, such as a …

The Lowdown: Share The ABCs of Job Site Safety

Of the 200 fatalities under investigation by OSHA during the first 8 months of 2018, these terms appear in 148 of those deaths,- accidentally crushed, struck or fell from, fell off of, fell into…or something fell onto a person. Behind …

Willis Towers Watson Names Kinzer Head of Construction Brokerage

Insurance broker and advisor Willis Towers Watson has named Kelly Kinzer as head of Construction Broking in its Corporate Risk and Broking segment. Kinzer, a 15-year industry veteran, joined Willis Towers Watson in 2015 and most recently served as construction …

Reutter Named Head of Construction for Zurich NA

Insurer Zurich North America has tapped Karen Reutter to lead its Construction unit. Reutter, who recently led the construction practice of a major insurance broker, also worked in Zurich’s construction business from 1999 to 2001. She is a recognized industry …

Study Finds Massachusetts Workers in Dangerous Jobs More Prone to Overdoses

A study has found that construction workers are six times more likely to die from opioid overdoses than all other occupations in Massachusetts. The state Department of Public Health reported Wednesday there were more than 1,000 opioid-related deaths among construction …

What’s New in Today’s Construction Insurance Market

Brokers who specialize in the construction industry love their clients and are very committed to keeping up with their needs. Ask them, “So what’s new?” and the conversations inevitably veer off in various directions: risk management, pricing, hot areas, technology, …

Insurers Broadening Architects, Engineers Liability Coverage: Survey

While the market for architects and engineers professional liability insurance remains intensely competitive, many insurers providing this coverage are weighing new policy enhancements that offer expanded protection. A new survey by insurance broker Ames & Gough finds some insurers are …

Ensurance UK Launches Combined Construction Liability Product

Ensurance UK Ltd., the niche construction and engineering managing general agent (MGA) and Lloyd’s coverholder, has launched a combined construction liability product, backed by Faraday Syndicate 435 at Lloyd’s. The new liability product extends Ensurance UK’s construction and engineering portfolio, …

Lowdown on Construction – A Report to Share

One of the easiest ways to remain connected with your network of referral sources, your clients, and prospects, is to share a piece of meaningful content. This week’s Lowdown directs you to a report you can share with your network …

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 …