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Jeff Slivka

President - RT Specialty Environmental & Construction Professional Liability Practice

Contact Info

New Day Underwriting Managers
2465 Kuser Rd., Suite 202
Hamilton, NJ 08690
Phone: (609) 528-3903
Mobile: (215) 510-1677 
Fax: (609) 298-6254


Jeff Slivka contributes articles on design liability and environmental issues to

Mr. Slivka leads the broking operations for RT Specialty's Environmental and Construction Professional Liability Practice. In addition, he assists in establishing the strategic direction and vision for the practice. His expertise includes construction-related professional liability insurance (including contractor protective, owner protective, and project professional liability programs), environmental insurance, and risk management services associated with each.

Having worked with major brokerage firms, managing agencies, and insurers, Mr. Slivka has spent over 20 years developing his skills at Aon, Arthur J. Gallagher, and ECS, Inc./XL Environmental. As a senior consultant/construction specialist in Aon's Environmental Group, Mr. Slivka served as the environmental and professional liability resource for all construction-related business and assisted in the sales and brokering of environmental and professional liability insurance programs for construction firms on an international basis. Jeff has assisted over half of the Engineering News Record (ENR) Top 400 Construction firms with managing environmental and/or professional liability. He has also been at the forefront of helping businesses address emerging concerns such as building information modeling and sustainable design and construction. He has conducted seminars on a variety of topics including integrated project delivery, environmental risk management, indoor air quality and professional liability, and environmental liability insurance products.

Mr. Slivka received the IRMI prestigious Words of Wisdom Award. Based on attendee evaluations, the award recognizes speakers who have stood out as being the very best in educating attendees. Mr. Slivka also serves as an active member on industry-related committees and organizations, including the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America's National Risk Management and Environmental Committees and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). Mr. Slivka has given numerous professional presentations for AGC, CFMA, IRMI, Mechanical Contractors Association, Contractors Association of Eastern PA, a/e ProNet, and other industry events.

Mr. Slivka received his bachelor of science degree in geology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He has completed the professional designations of Associate in Risk Management and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist.

Expert Commentary

Date Article
Jan 2022 2022 Contractor's Professional Liability Market Trends and Challenges
Oct 2020 Changing CPrL Marketplace: Expectations for 2021
Jul 2020 Contractors Professional Liability in a COVID-19 Era
Dec 2019 The Dangers of OPPI Insurance
Sep 2019 Dissecting the Contractors Professional Liability Policy
Jan 2019 When It's Too Late To Buy Pollution Legal Liability Insurance
Mar 2018 Contractors Pollution Liability Update
Feb 2018 Desire To Protect Assets Drives CPL Buyers
Jul 2017 Construction Specifications: Professional Liability Risk
Mar 2017 Contractors Professional Liability (CPrL) Insurance—Rectification/Mitigation Enhancement
Oct 2015 Professional Liability Risk and the CMAR Delivery Method
Jul 2015 Contractor Project Delivery Methods: Test Your Knowledge!
Jan 2015 Mold and Professional Liability Insurance
Jun 2014 Owners Protective Professional—A Market Update
May 2014 Contractors Professional Liability—A Market Update
Aug 2013 Public-Private Partnerships Can Provide a Financial Boon to Contractors That Understand the Complexities
Jun 2013 Constructing Professional Liability Insurance Requirements for Design-Build Projects
Oct 2012 Contractor's Professional Liability and the CGL
May 2012 Sustainable Construction: The Changing Climate of Professional Liability Risk
Sep 2011 Mitigation of Damages Coverage Helps with Design Defects
Jan 2011 Take Advantage of Project Excess Endorsements
Jan 2010 Green Building Projects and Environmental Risk
Nov 2009 Project Professional Liability Insurance for Construction Firms
Jun 2009 Understanding Contractor's Protective Insurance
Jul 2008 Pollution Legal Liability Market Update
Jun 2008 Contractors Professional Liability Market Update
Mar 2008 Owners Protective Professional Indemnity Insurance
Aug 2007 Contractors Professional Liability Update
Jun 2007 Project Professional Liability: Professional Liability Insurance Alternatives for Construction Projects
Jan 2007 Naturally Occurring Hazards: They Can Be "Hazardous" to Your Contractors Pollution Liability Coverage
Oct 2006 Financing Environmental Loss with Environmental Insurance
Oct 2005 Manganism?
Apr 2005 Silica—The Next Environmental Issue
Aug 2004 Environmental Liability Buyouts: A Developing Option
Jul 2004 Development of Environmental Risk Profiles for Construction Firms
May 2004 Managing the Environmental Risk from Subcontractors
Nov 2003 Seven Tips on Mold Management Programs
May 2003 Environmental Due Diligence: The Information Is Everywhere!
Jan 2003 Managing Environmental Liabilities through Contracts
Oct 2002 The Environmental Risks of Residential Construction
Jul 2002 A Mold Prevention Program
Mar 2002 The Pitfalls of Accepting Contaminated Fill
Jul 2001 Conducting Proper Environmental Site Assessments
Apr 2001 Introduction to ISO 14001
Oct 2000 Colleges and Universities: Changing Your "School of Thought" When It Comes to Environmental Liability
Jun 2000 There's a Fungus Among Us
Mar 2000 Hidden Environmental Exposures of the Construction Industry
 2023 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference (AgriCon)

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