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IRMI Publishes New 4th Edition of Insurance for Defective Construction

Release Date: Jul 24, 2015

Dallas, TX—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI®), has published the fourth edition of Insurance for Defective Construction.

This IRMI resource explains legal theories and policy form nuances to give its readers an advantage in applying liability policy language to complex construction defect claims and developing winning coverage arguments.

Insurance for Defective Construction was written by Patrick J. Wielinski, a principal in the Dallas–Fort Worth office of Cokinos, Bosien & Young. Mr. Wielinski focuses his practice on insurance coverage, and he regularly lectures to construction, insurance, and legal groups on insurance coverage and risk management issues. He is also a coauthor of the IRMI reference Contractual Risk Transfer.

The online version of Insurance for Defective Construction includes an appendix, which annually updates the prevailing law in each state. Online access is available via IRMI Online or ReferenceConnect™. The print version has a total of 572 pages but does not include the prevailing law appendix.

"The applicability of liability insurance to construction defect claims is probably the most litigated coverage issue of the modern era," said IRMI President and CEO Jack P. Gibson, CPCU, CRIS, ARM, "and this landmark work explores the ins and outs of all the arguments and the major case law. It is a must read for anyone who buys, sells, or underwrites construction insurance or who becomes involved in construction claims."

The cost of Insurance for Defective Construction is $139 in print format. IRMI Online access is $69.50 for an individual and $139 for a small business for the first year. To learn more and order, please visit For IRMI Online Large Business access, or to add to your ReferenceConnect account, please call IRMI Client Services at (800) 827–4242 for a quote.

About IRMI:

Since 1978, International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has been the premier authority and educator for risk management, insurance, and legal professionals. IRMI simplifies the management of risk by publishing resources for technical content and providing continuing education, certifications, and conferences. For more information, visit

Amanda Beasley
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