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Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Workers Injured as Metal Beams Fall ‘Like Dominoes’ at Construction Site

Two workers narrowly avoided serious injuries after being thrown from horizontal metal beams at a construction site on the Boston University campus May 14. The accident happened when a steel column fell to the side, causing the adjacent beams to topple “like dominoes” and partially collapse the steel frame of what is slated to become a 13-story data sciences building…

Construction Defects Lawsuit Leads to $17.5 Million Settlement for Condo Association

Construction Defects Lawsuit Leads to $17.5 Million Settlement for Condo Association

The homeowner’s association for a luxury, oceanfront condo tower in Florida recently settled its construction defects lawsuit against the tower’s developer, contractors and architect for $17.5 million. The Regalia on the Ocean Condominium Association in Sunny Isles Beach filed the lawsuit in 2018, alleging construction flaws including improperly-installed pool joints, unsafe steam rooms and problems with sliding glass doors. As…

Property & Casualty 2021 Q1 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty 2021 Q1 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group Following the release of our Burns & Wilcox Property & Casualty Market Overview and Forecast: Eye on 2021 report last quarter the already challenged Commercial and Personal insurance marketplace was greeted with yet another extraordinary event—Winter Storm Uri (February 13-17). The widespread impact resulted in over 170…

Eye on Q2: Commercial Property Insurance Overview

Eye on Q2: Commercial Property Insurance Overview

After being hit with large Catastrophic Property losses at the beginning of 2021, and an active storm season approaching, Commercial Insurance expert Bonnie Steen provides insight on what to expect in Q2. Watch the full Eye on Q2: Commercial Property Insurance Overview below. https://vimeo.com/540349151/8672ca514d    

Meeting the Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Meeting the Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Construction-related risks and Construction Insurance solutions were among the topics addressed in a webinar hosted by Burns & Wilcox and Burns & Wilcox Brokerage. As construction activity picks up across the U.S. and Canada after a challenging 2020, general contractors and other professionals in the industry are navigating changes in the Construction Insurance marketplace. In fact, construction is one of…

Eye on Q2: Specialty Insurance Overview

Eye on Q2: Specialty Insurance Overview

Watch as our experts provide an outlook into the second quarter of 2021. We also review the year so far and how the biggest news stories impacted the insurance industry. During this webinar, we discuss: Flood Cyber Healthcare Commercial Property https://vimeo.com/534601820/0a594f3e59

Meeting Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Meeting Demand of an Accelerating Construction Market

Our experts gathered to discuss the Construction market, dynamics depending on region, and the key verticals within the industry. View the webinar below to learn about: The economic impact on the state of the market How the market differs across the country Problematic classes of business, excess liability and builders risk   https://vimeo.com/525800398/abd7eac0c0

Ask the Expert Q&A: Construction Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Construction Insurance

From job site accidents to construction defects, the construction industry encompasses a wide range of perils. To learn more about Construction Insurance, we spoke with Susie Parks, Vice President, Broker, Casualty, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Scottsdale, Arizona. What are the greatest risks currently facing contractors in the construction industry? S.P.: Unfortunately, due to the economic fallout from COVID-19, and other…

Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow Slam Homeowners, Businesses Across U.S.

Bitter Cold, Heavy Snow Slam Homeowners, Businesses Across U.S.

Collapsed roofs, caved-in foundations and broken windows are evidence of the destruction caused by bitterly cold temperatures and powerful winter storms that have hammered the U.S. and parts of Canada1 in recent weeks. As of February 17, 2.7 million Texans are still without power from a severe storm system spanning 25 states that began on February 13. The storm has…

Property & Casualty Market Overview & Forecast: Eye on 2021

Property & Casualty Market Overview & Forecast: Eye on 2021

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group As reported in our earlier quarterly overviews, 2020 was unparalleled from any vantage point. Beyond the onset of a global pandemic early in the year, rates were already rising, capacity was being deployed much more acutely, and terms & conditions were being underwritten more vigorously as the…

Eye on 2021: Commercial Insurance Overview

Eye on 2021: Commercial Insurance Overview

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Eye on 2021: Property Insurance Overview

Eye on 2021: Property Insurance Overview

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