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28th IRMI Construction Risk Conference To Be Held October 27-30, 2008 in Las Vegas

Release Date: Jun 30, 2008

Release Date: July 1, 2008
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DALLAS—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. will host the 28th IRMI Construction Risk Conference October 27-30, 2008, in Las Vegas. Recommended by the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP), the IRMI Construction Risk Conference is the only national symposium devoted exclusively to construction insurance, risk management, loss control, and bonding. The 3½-day program is designed for construction industry risk management and financial officers; construction project owners; and the insurance and surety agents, brokers, advisers, attorneys, and underwriters who serve them.

The keynote address, “Double Down: Winning Strategies from Leaders in Construction Risk Management,” will feature the following panelists: John S. Alberici, Chairman Alberici Corporation; Paul Becker, President, Willis Construction Practice; Paula C. Gentile, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Risk Management, MGM Mirage; Terry D. Gray, Global Head of Construction, Zurich; William S. McIntyre IV, Chief Executive Officer and President, American Contractors Insurance Group; Raymond Risk Jr., President/CEO, Texas Construction Association; W. Scott Trethewey, Senior Vice President, Moss & Associates, LLC; and moderator Jack P. Gibson, President, International Risk Management Institute, Inc.

The 28th IRMI Construction Risk Conference will feature new curriculum in 28 workshops facilitated by insurance, safety, legal, and bonding experts from across the United States. The Conference begins Monday, October 27, with these workshop topics: ABCs of the Construction Process; Managing the Risks of Hiring Independent Contractors; Building Information Modeling (BIM); Building a Better Wrap-Up; “911-What’s Your Emergency?” and Fundamentals of Contractual Risk Transfer.

Other workshop topics to be presented at the Conference include: Allocation Issues in Construction Defect Claims; Best Practices for Eliminating Crane Losses; Risk and Insurance in Green Construction; Navigating Merger and Acquisition Risks; Emerging Bonding Issues for Contractors and Sureties; Procuring and Contracting for Large Capital Projects; Enterprise Risk Management for a Project Life Cycle; Vital Signs—Emerging Trends in Construction Insurance; What Every Contractor Must Know about the False Claims Act; Managing Risks on High-Profile Projects—A Case Study; Award-Winning Risk Management; Tips and Tactics for Managing Contract Risks; Builders Risk Claims and Coverage Issues; Making "Cents" of Experience Modification; Survival Strategies for Home Builders and Residential Developers; Construction Management—A to Z; Insuring Construction Pollution Liabilities; Securing the Construction Site; Mitigating Risk with Preconstruction Services; and Who Wants To Save a Million Bucks?

Attendees can save $125 when registering online before September 12, 2008. The entire program (Monday through Thursday noon) Early-bird fee is $1,450, or the Tuesday through Thursday noon program fee is $1,350. Contractors and project owners attending for the first time qualify for a special first-timers’ half-price registration fee of $725.

For further information on the IRMI Construction Risk Conference, contact the Conference Coordinator at International Risk Management Institute, Inc., at 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75251-2266. Telephone 800-827-4242 (in Dallas 972-960-7693), fax 972-371-5120.