Insurance – don’t start a job without it

Alexander Barthet Construction, General Contractor, Insurance, Payment, Subcontractors

Insurance is a “what if” product that goes hand in hand with construction work. Whether you’re building a single family home or an office high rise, there are a lot of different players and plenty of moving parts, all of which don’t necessarily always fit together correctly. Insurance can provide protection from loss due to construction defects, accidents, and natural …

Alexander BarthetInsurance – don’t start a job without it

The Additional Insured Endorsement: Get it Right

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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. Do you actually have additional insured coverage? …

Alexander BarthetThe Additional Insured Endorsement: Get it Right

Construction Stop-Work Order: How it Can Impact a Project

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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 stop-work order, which requires an …

Alexander BarthetConstruction Stop-Work Order: How it Can Impact a Project

Not My Problem: Release of Liability Sticks

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We’ve all seen them – those clauses on proposals or work orders stating that a repairman won’t be responsible or liable for any damage caused by his repairs. The question is, are they enforceable? A recent case has determined they can be, if properly written.

Alexander BarthetNot My Problem: Release of Liability Sticks

An Insurer’s Duty to Defend a Defect Claim: General Contractor Litigation

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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”.

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Contractor’s Professional Liability Coverage: Construction Law

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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.

Alexander BarthetContractor’s Professional Liability Coverage: Construction Law