The IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) is a can't-miss experience! This year, they have top-tier speakers focusing on innovative technology, fresh construction risk and insurance content, and excellent networking opportunities. You'll take away practical tips and future-looking strategies for proactively controlling risks, mitigating losses, negotiating equitable insurance and contract terms, and managing claims.
IRMI Bootcamp: Building a Firm Foundation in Construction Risk Management
Nov. 13, 2023 - 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Theresa A. Guertin, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Erika Kilgore, Zachry Construction Corporation
Steve Lokus, Navigators, a Brand of The Hartford
Maria Matamoros, mOrascom Construction, USA, Inc.
William Noonan, Alliant Insurance Services
FOR THOSE NEW TO THE CONSTRUCTION OR INSURANCE INDUSTRIES (LESS THAN 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE).Designed for those with 3 years or less of construction risk management experience, this program offers a unique opportunity to learn from experienced construction risk professionals and develop relationships with leaders in the industry, as well as your peers. You will spend 3 days immersed in learning fundamental concepts in construction operations, risk assessment, contractual risk transfer, safety, construction insurance, and claims. In this interactive curriculum, a team of experienced construction risk management professionals will share their knowledge and provide guidance as you apply what you are learning to real-world exercises and case studies.*To ensure beneficial diversity in the group, a maximum of two enrollees per company applies to this program.
Contractual Risk Transfer: Why Getting it Right Matters
Nov. 13, 2023 - 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Jeremiah M. Welch, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Regina Adler, Marsh
Catherine Damico, Kiewit
In construction, getting the contract right is so important because it controls virtually every aspect of a project. In risk management, insurance and indemnity provisions are the most scrutinized contract provisions because they stipulate responsibility for losses. This session teaches best-in-class insurance and indemnity language for construction contracts and gives real-life examples of how the language operates in claim settings. Speakers will identify typical variations of common language, modifications typically proposed by upstream and downstream parties, and how those modifications change claim outcomes in the real world.
Common Construction Insurance and Contract Coverage Gaps
Nov. 13, 2023 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST
Will S. Bennett, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Emily Glanz, Cottingham & Butler
A construction risk manager's worst nightmare is learning about a coverage gap after a loss has occurred. Sometimes the gap is based in the policy language, and sometimes it is a result of how the contract is written. In this session, attendees will learn about some of the most common construction coverage gaps and hear real examples of claims that demonstrate why they are important and how to correct them.
GL-Only Wrap Ups: Feasibility, Due Diligence & Coverage
Nov. 14, 2023 - 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM EST
Tracy Alan Saxe, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Scott Jensen, AmWins Brokerage of Florida
Christopher T. Smith, NFP
General liability (GL)-only wrap-ups are favored by many project owners. When done correctly, the participants of these programs can benefit from both a risk management and insurance perspective. This session will review fundamentals regarding the formation, implementation, and key coverages associated with GL-only wrap-ups, as well as coordination with builders risk, pollution, and professional policies.
Claim or No Claim: A Professional Liability Showdown
Nov. 15, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Bethany L. Barrese, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Drew Rothman, RT Environmental & Construction Professional
Michael Davis, Zurich North America
A staggering portion of professional liability coverage disputes involve failure to provide notice. This game show-style session will examine the differences between a "claim" and a "circumstance" that may result in a potential future claim under a professional liability policy. Attendees will learn the importance of this distinction along with the factors involved in deciding when to report a claim or a circumstance to their professional liability insurer. Finally, attendees will learn to assess issues related to timely notice and prior knowledge exclusions that can be encountered when reporting claims under professional liability policies.