News

  • Saving Lives With Data

    By: Matt Cummings and Paul Yarossi, ENR March 5, 2018 – Viewpoint – Work Zone Safety “As many of us were planning for the New Year ahead, a family in Franconia Township, PA., was mourning the recent death of 53 year old David Smith, who was killed when a young driver ran into Smith and another worker while they were painting stripes on a local road.” To read full article, click on the link below: http://digital.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=479016&p=76#{%22page%22:74,%22issue_id%22:479016}  

  • Construction Productivity is Growing, Researchers Confirm

    By Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America, Constructor Magazine – March/April 2018 “Contrary to earlier studies, productivity growth has typically been positive” in construction. So says a careful, detailed study posted in January by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To read full article, click on the link below http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0218/index.php#/18

  • Brick By Brick: The Construction Insurance Market Offers Opportunity, But Many Pitfalls Must Be Navigated to Ensure Long-Term Success

    By: Joyce Anne Grabel, National Underwriter Property & Casualty, November 2017 issue “There’s a palpable sense of optimism among practitioners in the construction insurance space who see this current bull market continuing and even growing.” To read full article, click the link below: http://www.property-casualtydigital.com/propertycasualty/201711?pg=29#pg29

  • Doing Business in the Age of Legal Weed

    ENR, October 30, 2017 – By: Christine Clearwater The emergence of legalized marijuana in society elicits many different opinions. Click below for full article: http://digital.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=449228#{%22issue_id%22:449228,%22page%22:20}    

  • P/C Insurers Lost $5.1B on Underwriting in First Half of 2017

    Insurance Journal, September 4, 2017 Issue “The U.S. property/casualty (P/C) industry recorded a net underwriting loss of $5.1 billion for the first six months of 2017, according to preliminary results, compared with a $2.0 billion loss in the same period a year ago.” To read full article, click on the link below: PC Insurers Lost 5.1B First Half 2017 – Issue 9-4-17

  • To Exclude or Not to Exclude?

    ENR Feature Story, January 9/16 by Scott Van Voorhis. “Many contractors are paying for a more flexible range of builders risk provisions that aren’t new but remain untested in U.S. Courts To read full story, click on the link below: http://www.enr.com/articles/41219-contractors-request-and-pay-for-untested-builders-risk-exclusions?

  • OSHA Fines Contractor for Pittsburgh Liberty Bridge Fire

    By: Justin Rice ENR, January 9/16, 2017, News “An Occupational Health and Safety Administration investigation into the Sept. 2 fire on Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge concluded that contractor Joseph B. Fay Co. failed to take preventative fire precautions on the bridge that handles 55,000 vehicles a day. To read more, click the link below and go to Page 12: OSHA Fines Contractor for Pittsburgh Liberty Bridge Fire

  • Surety Market Overview

    By: Kathryn Woerheide, Communications Manager, The Surety & Fidelity Association of America “The market cycles for combined construction and surety have been steady, which leads to increased competition.” To read full article, click on the link below: http://digitaladmin.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=317550

  • When Wrap-Ups Unravel: The Inside Scoop about Self-Insured Retentions

    by: Stacy La Scala, Esq., JAMS ENR May 30/June 6, 2016, Special Advertising Section Law Today I “The high cost of CGL coverage over the past decade led to the development of owner and contractor controlled insurance policies, or wrap-ups, which helped ensure that all construction participants have liability coverage on a given project and helped reduce the high cost of individual policies.” To read full article, click on link below: http://digitaladmin.bnpmedia.com/publication/?i=305188

  • Protecting and Preserving Payment Rights Can Lead to a Healthier Bottom Line

    By: G. Scott Walters Construction Executive, Special Section “Contractors Guide to the Bottom Line”, May 2016 issue “Construction contractors face many risks and challenges during the life of a project.” To view full article, click on the link below: http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ABC/abc_ce_may16/#/58