Insurance Claims: Why Quality Control in “Design AND Construction” of Building Enclosures Matters

Tuesday, May 8, 09:30 – 10:30

Construction Defect claims have become one of the greatest costs in the construction insurance industry. Of all types of claims, those that involve water result in the most damage and have the greatest financial impact. When design and/or installation of a building enclosure fail, it is the insurance company that pays the claim. Insurance companies are becoming proactive in working with their customers to recognize the risks associated with the design and installation of exterior envelope systems through training and improving their Quality Management programs.

In this presentation, we will discuss the cost and impact of a building envelope claim and practical Quality Management processes so that Owners, Designers and Constructors can work together in creating air and water tight building enclosures.

Level of content:
Basic | Intermediate
Construction & Testing

Andrew Merriman

Risk Engineering Consultant
The Zurich Services Corporation

Andrew has over 19 years’ experience in the heavy construction industry with great familiarity in quality control, construction defect investigation and construction project management in both the private and government business sector.  As a Risk Engineering Consultant, he is responsible for providing Risk Engineering services to owners and project managers in an effort to help reduce losses and increase profitability at both the project and corporate level.  Andrew also facilitates the integration of underwriting, engineering and claims services.