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23rd IRMI Construction Risk Conference Scheduled for November 17-20, 2003

Release Date: May 5, 2003

Release Date: May 6, 2003
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DALLAS—The 23rd IRMI Construction Risk Conference will take place November 17 through November 20, 2003, in Chicago. The 3 ½-day Conference is the only national symposium devoted exclusively to construction, insurance, risk management, loss control, and bonding. The program is designed for construction industry risk management and financial officers, construction project owners, and the insurance and surety agents, brokers, advisers, and underwriters who serve them.

The Construction Risk Conference is redesigned each year and features more than 25 presentations by insurance, safety, legal, and bonding experts from throughout the United States. Some of the topics to be explored include: Workers Comp Trends and Development; The Lost Art of Preparing Marketing Specifications; Complex Builders Risk Claims; Asset Theft Prevention; Surety Credit; ADA and the Construction Industry; CCIPs and Safety; Risk Management and Insurance for Design Professionals; Umbrella Liability Insurance; Alternative Market Options for Contractors; OCIPS; Home Builders’ Risk and Insurance Issues; Joint Venture Liability; Responding to Insurer Insolvency; and more. Executive panels will address a variety of construction risk, insurance, and bonding issues.

The Conference begins with optional full and half-day seminars conducted on Monday, November 17. This year’s seminar half-day seminar topics (each attendee can sign up for two) are "Mold Remediation and Coverage,” "Contractual Risk Transfer,” "Construction Defect Trends and Developments,” and "Managing Construction Workforce Issues.” Risk managers have an additional option on Monday afternoon, "Risk Managers Roundtable,” which is an open discussion of topics chosen by participants. A full-day seminar, "Construction Insurance and Bonding Overview” is also available for those needing a basic introduction or refresher course.

Attendees have the option of registering for the entire program Monday through Thursday noon (at $1,185) or Tuesday through Thursday noon (at $1,085). Contractors and project owners attending for the first time qualify for a special first-timers’ half-price registration fee of $592. Registration must be made in advance of the meeting.

For further information, contact the Conference coordinator at International Risk Management Institute, Inc., 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75251–2276. Telephone 800–827–4242 (in Dallas 972–960–7693), fax 972–371–5120, or visit IRMI’s website at

International Risk Management Institute, Inc., is a Dallas-based research and publishing firm specializing in insurance, surety, and risk management. The company has done extensive research on the subject of construction insurance, surety, and risk management. IRMI's reference services provide practical information to help insurance buyers, risk managers, agents, brokers, and underwriters arrange comprehensive and cost-effective insurance, bonding, and risk management programs. Visit or call 800-827-4242 for more information about IRMI products or the annual IRMI Construction Risk Conference.