Economic uncertainty and risk-management resilience 3 trends to watch in 2023

While experts continue to present a bleak image of an imminent recession, businesses throughout the nation are faced with uncertainty and difficult decisions. “We’ve never experienced inflation, recession, pandemic, supply chain issues, social inflation, and labor shortage — all converging at the same time,” notes Matthew Moore, executive vice president and president of underwriting for […]

How technology is transforming the construction industry

In today’s construction market, there’s little doubt that technology holds transformative power. Not only have new technological advancements led to greater efficiency in day-to-day operations, but they’ve also created new opportunities for companies to gain a competitive edge and focus on strategic growth. There are several ways technology is making positive impacts on key priorities […]

Planning for drone safety: understanding the rules, regulations, and risks

As their commercial applications take off, drones are being more frequently deployed on construction sites as the “eyes in the sky” that can deliver everything from 3-D imaging and progress inspections to site mapping and surveys. Recent data shows just how indispensable these tools are becoming. Sparked by relatively low cost, safety, and ease of […]

The evolution of wearable technology: workplace safety and productivity

Wearable technology (also known as wearables) has much promise for helping drive greater health, safety, and productivity in the workplace. A variety of industries, including the construction, warehouse, and manufacturing sectors, are exploring these solutions, from fitness trackers to “smart” clothing and accessories with embedded sensors, to enhance operations. In fact, the global market for […]

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Infrared Thermography

An often forgotten utility Electrical distribution can often go forgotten, leading to lax or inconsistent maintenance and inspection. When electrical equipment fails it often leads to high equipment replacement costs, lengthy downtimes, and interruption in production or operations. One form of maintenance that can provide a huge benefit, with limited interruption in operation, is infrared […]

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Boiler Room Safety

The problem with carbon monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) has no odor, color, or taste, making it a silent killer. Dangerous concentrations of CO can build indoors unbeknownst to personnel until they become ill. More alarming, personnel usually dismiss early symptoms of CO poisoning because they are like the flu. Couple flu-like symptoms with the COVID-19 […]

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More Accuracy, Less Risk: The Benefits of Regular Property Valuation

Are your organization’s property values up to date with current pricing models? While a minority of businesses “have done a great job keeping their valuations up to pace,” according to Gregg Cunningham, executive vice president of Property & Marine at Liberty Mutual Insurance, “on average, 75 percent of our commercial insureds are under-valued.” If property […]

Water intrusion in construction: Understanding risks, identifying solutions

Project delays. Construction defect claims. Mold. Pollution. These are just a few of the impacts of water intrusion that threaten general contractors. Water intrusion occurrences in commercial construction have increased over the last decade, rivaling fire incidents in both frequency and cost. Fortunately, the construction technology industry has risen to the challenge, creating new water intrusion technology products […]

Mold: a quiet but rapidly growing environmental exposure

At first glance, mold may seem unassuming but for commercial property owners, mold can be a highly problematic hazard that presents significant environmental risk. Although frequently associated with the aftermath of natural disasters, mold is much more likely to result from routine maintenance issues such as leaky pipes or HVAC malfunctions. Taking a proactive approach […]

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3 tips to guard against construction defect claims.

It’s an unfortunate truth: few building owners and general contractors have managed to remain untouched by the impact of construction defect claims – despite continually striving to deliver quality projects safely, on time, and within budget. In fact, 75 percent of construction industry players participating in a, large-scale risk study by Dodge Data & Analytics reported experiencing […]