Architects and Engineers

Parties involved in $2.2 billion construction project face liability following disaster

The $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center construction project in downtown San Francisco is under intense public scrutiny for cracked support beams that closed the centerpiece of city infrastructure just weeks after it opened. An investigation will determine if the cracks are related to fabrication, installation or design, and if one or more specific parties are…

Design, Construction Flaws Can Result in Devastating Financial Liabilities

Florida International University (FIU) wanted a signature bridge to help highlight the school’s “institutional aspirations.” However, the project’s planners appear to have overlooked a design flaw that was likely a key factor in the 950-ton bridge collapsing in March. The tragic accident resulted in the death of one construction worker on the bridge and five…

Ask the Expert: Architects and Engineers E&O Coverage Gaps

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends across the insurance landscape. Christopher Stephens, Senior Underwriter, Professional Liability Centre of Excellence, Burns & Wilcox Canada and Nicole Greene, Director of Brokerage, Professional and Executive Liability Center of Excellence, Burns & Wilcox, share their insight on Architects and Engineers…

Ask the Expert: Shedding Light on Architects and Engineers E&O Insurance

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends across the insurance landscape. Nicole Greene, Director of Brokerage, Professional and Executive Liability Center of Excellence, Burns & Wilcox, shares her insight on Architects and Engineers Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance.   Q: Define Architects and Engineers E&O and the key…

The Long Run: Protecting Design Builders

From John McClane crawling through the ventilation system in Die Hard to Ellen Ripley escaping an alien attack in Aliens, Hollywood loves to dramatize HVAC systems. Design professionals know real HVAC system risks—like engineers negligence—do not make it to the big screen and movie scripts. Design professionals, commonly  referred to as architects and engineers (A&E),…