Construction Builders Risk and CGL Insurance: Scope of Coverage, Covered Losses, Exclusions, AI Endorsements
Mitigating Construction-Related Disputes; Key Challenges for Claims Under Builders Risk vs. CGL Coverage
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide counsel for construction contractors and developers with an analysis of evolving coverage issues in builder's risk and CGL insurance for construction projects. The panel will discuss how these policies work to mitigate developer and contractor risks, the use of additional insured endorsements, problematic coverage issues, and potential pitfalls for the unwary.
- Builders risk policies
- Contractual requirements
- Scope of coverage
- Troublesome exclusions and conditions
- Common issues and practice pointers
- CGL policies
- Scope of coverage
- Exclusions and exceptions to exclusions
- Costs recoverable
- Wrap policies
- Additional insured endorsements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the critical challenges for claims under builders risk vs. CGL policies?
- What does a typical builders risk policy cover?
- What are the standard exclusions and exceptions in builders risk policies?
- What occurrences do most CGL policies cover?
- What are the standard exclusions and exceptions in CGL policies?
- Can a general contractor or developer rely upon additional insured coverage to cover its risk exposure?
Michael V. Pepe
Saxe Doernberger & Vita
Mr. Pepe focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage issues on behalf of policyholders, and has advocated for... | Read More
Mr. Pepe focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage issues on behalf of policyholders, and has advocated for his clients at trial, on appeal and in ADR settings. He routinely handles issues dealing with commercial liability, builders’ risk, additional insured claims, indemnity, and the duty to defend. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Pepe represented general contractors, subcontractors, architects and homeowners in contract disputes, construction defect claims, and surety bond claims.Close
Patrick J. Wielinski
Cokinos | Young
Mr. Wielinski practices in the areas of construction, insurance coverage and risk management. He provides advice on... | Read More
Mr. Wielinski practices in the areas of construction, insurance coverage and risk management. He provides advice on risk management issues and programs, integrating insurance, contract documents and project relationships to manage and transfer risk for his clients. He also counsels clients as to insurance coverage and contractual risk transfer disputes, having been involved in insurance coverage claims for defective workmanship for over 35 years. At the same time, Mr. Wielinski’s practice involves commercial general liability, additional insured, builders risk, wrap ups and controlled insurance programs, subcontractor default coverage, design professional, contractors protective professional liability, miscellaneous errors and omissions, environmental, oil and gas, property, directors and officers and other third party and first party coverages. He regularly lectures to construction, insurance, and legal groups on insurance coverage and risk management issues, having authored numerous publications, many of which are relied upon in the insurance and construction industries.Close
Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren
Mr. Yetka is a commercial trial attorney focusing his practice on insurance recovery disputes. He has successfully... | Read More
Mr. Yetka is a commercial trial attorney focusing his practice on insurance recovery disputes. He has successfully enforced the coverage rights of policyholders across the country in cases relating to nearly every type of insurance policy. He has represented and counseled construction companies, financial institutions, utilities, medical device companies, product manufacturers, transportation companies, agricultural businesses and technology companies. Mr. Yetka provides advice to general counsel in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, records management and document retention, and in the evolving area of cyber security. He is a Fellow of the American College of Coverage Counsel, a Vice Chair (and former Chair) of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee of the ABA, and a Program Committee Member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. (RIMS).Close