Contractors

Architectural Firm Pays School District $1.7 Million for Damage

Last month, KDA Architecture agreed to pay $1.7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the Yakima School District in Washington over water and mold damage. The alleged design flaws were related to a nearly 750-foot blue wall, constructed of stainless-steel shingles and porcelain tiles that cut through the center of the high school campus….

Stars of HGTV’s Windy City Rehab Sued by Owners of $1.36 Million Renovated Home

The stars of HGTV’s Windy City Rehab are being sued by the buyers of a luxury home they renovated. The homeowners said their $1.36 million dream house became a nightmare, alleging the contractors are responsible for water leaking into the kitchen from an upstairs bathroom, a roof that was never replaced as promised, crumbling mortar…

Back in Business

Revitalized residential and commercial real estate markets present fresh opportunities to stake out new ground Any discussion of the state of real estate liability coverage in 2016 inevitably conjures comparisons to the halcyon days of 2006, when new buildings were rising on speculation alone and first-time homebuyers with modest incomes were qualifying for bloated mortgages,…

Evolving Insurance Requirements Spread Risk Among Contractors

Owners and developers continue to seek new and innovative ways to complete construction projects faster and more cost effectively. And who can blame them? After all, the sooner the building is complete, the quicker tenants can be moved in and paying leases to the owner and manager. Large construction projects are extraordinarily complex and require…