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Design and Professional Liability

Architect's Good Faith Avoids Tortious Interference Claim

2024-06-07 | Kenneth A Slavens

While the court held for the architect, Ken Slavens examines the flawed analysis and how the suit could have been avoided.

Design and Professional Liability

No Expertise, No Testimony on Architect's Standard of Care

2024-05-17 | Kenneth A Slavens

Relating a recent design liability case, Kenneth Slavens stresses the importance of making sure your expert truly is one when testifying on your behalf.

Subcontractor Performance Risk

Building a Construction Sustainability Team

2024-04-26 | Cheri Hanes

Folding sustainability requirements into construction is not an insurmountable challenge and can present new opportunities, per Cheri Hanes.

Design and Professional Liability

Optimizing Professional Protective Indemnity Coverage

2024-04-02 | Jeff Slivka

Protective indemnity coverage can be simply explained. But to truly understand this coverage part, you need to understand the details, per Jeff Slivka.

Subcontractor Performance Risk

Construction Tech Adoption Trends

2024-01-26 | Cheri Hanes

Cheri Hanes explains these trends and how they are a necessary evolution to meet the growing demands and challenges in the construction sector.

Design and Professional Liability

Strategies To Minimize Design Professional Liability Claims


American Global discusses strategies that should help to reduce or eliminate design claims on fixed-price design-build projects.

Liability Insurance

Claims-Made Policies—Timing Is Everything

2023-11-17 | Craig F Stanovich

Reporting provisions can be confusing, and the penalty for not properly reporting a claim can be severe. Craig Stanovich explains the intricacies.

Subcontractor Performance Risk

Challenges of Construction Tech Adoption

2023-11-13 | Cheri Hanes

Sorting through technological solutions for construction risk is no easy task. Cheri Hanes looks at ways to approach technology adoption.

Design and Professional Liability

Rectification Claims: Creating the Proper Expectations

2023-10-30 | Jeff Slivka

Jeff Slivka looks at why most rectification claims take longer than expected to resolve.

Design and Professional Liability

Design Liability: Professional Liability Insurance


American Global discusses the impact that the design-build projects' risk allocations and claims history have had on the professional liability insurance market.