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IRMI Launches Two New Construction Risk Seminars

Release Date: Feb 22, 2007

Release Date: February 23, 2007
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DALLAS�International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), announces the inception of two new seminar series to debut this Spring: Construction Defect Risk Management and Insurance and Wrap-Ups: Avoiding the Pitfalls. Construction Defect Risk Management and Insurance is designed to help developers, contractors, and their insurance agents, brokers, and underwriters successfully manage construction defect risks; Wrap-Ups: Avoiding the Pitfalls focuses on ensuring successful controlled insurance programs.

Each of these seminars is 1� days and they will be held back-to-back in three different cities across the United States. The dates and locations are as follows.

Construction Defect Risk Management and Insurance

  • Orlando, FL: April 24�25
  • Las Vegas, NV: May 15�16
  • Dallas, TX: June 5�6

Wrap-Ups: Avoiding the Pitfalls

  • Orlando, FL: April 25�26
  • Las Vegas, NV: May 16�17
  • Dallas, TX: June 6�7

Each seminar series will be presented by two industry experts: Construction Defect Risk Management and Insurance will be presented by Jeffrey D. Masters and Michael J. O�Neill, and (more) Wrap-Ups: Avoiding the Pitfalls will be led by Kathleen A. Creedon and Christopher T. Smith.

Jeffrey D. Masters is a partner in the Litigation Department and cochair of the Development Risk Management Practice Group at Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP. Mr. Masters represents developers, home builders, and lenders in complex insurance coverage, construction defect, and real estate litigation matters. Michael J. O�Neill, CPCU, ARM, has been involved in the construction insurance industry for more than 30 years. He is executive vice president of American Contractors Insurance Group and a frequent speaker for construction industry trade associations.

Kathleen A. Creedon, CIC, CRM, a 30-year industry veteran, has focused on construction-related insurance since 1987. Before starting Wrap Strategies, an independent consulting firm, in 2001, she worked with Aon Risk Services managing more than 30 wrap-up projects of varying size. Christopher T. Smith is the corporate insurance manager and national CCIP director for Turner Construction Company, and has spent 12 years focusing exclusively on underwriting and managing the risks of construction and wrap-up accounts.

The registration fee for each seminar is $699, with a $100 discount for registering for both. For more information on Construction Defect Risk Management and Insurance and Wrap-Ups: Avoiding the Pitfalls, go to or call (800) 827�4242 and ask for the Seminar Coordinator.



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