News

  • The Intersection of Risk Management, Safety, Technology and the Workforce

    By: Sean Martell – Construction Executive Magazine – March 2019 ” The construction space looks attractive in 2019, given its solid economic position, consistent job growth expectancy, and the promises made to boost infrastructure spending in the United States.” To read full article, click the link below: https://www.constructionexec.com/article/the-intersection-of-risk-management-safety-technology-and-the-workforce

  • 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