Construction often involves multiple parties performing different work, making it essential that coverage is in place for all aspects of a project. Adding someone as an additional insured is a common way to get this done. It protects the owner as well as general contractor from liability arising out of any subcontractor action.
There are a number of reasons for the issuance of a construction stop work order. One of them is insurance related. Florida law requires employers in the construction industry to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for all employees at the job site or place of business. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in a […]
In today’s post-boom construction environment, claims by project owners of construction defects, wrongful or otherwise, are all too common. Because the potential for damages and litigation expense associated with such claims can be substantial, a contractor would do well to have a working knowledge of his rights and responsibilities under a commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policy, especially the carrier’s “duty to defend”.
This information is being presented from the Contractor’s vantage point. Hopefully, this will also provide valuable information for any design professional seeking to gain greater knowledge and information regarding the risk management concerns that apply to a Design/Build project led by a construction firm.