Heavy Construction Insurance

One might believe heavy construction has come to a standstill due to the economy, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Infrastructure is still being maintained and advanced.  Funding is still there for many government projects and private projects.  However bidding for those contracts may have changed.  There are a lot of joint ventures now bidding and sharing payroll, equipment and materials due to streamlining job costs.

 

There are inherent risks with this type bidding, construction risks, and insured’s contractual obligations of which the client should be aware.  Along with insurance, these contractors are facing smaller profit margins, rising costs of materials and more conservative financing.  Even so, the outlook for heavy construction is good.  Insurance is being re-evaluated though.  Some are reconsidering umbrella limits, and moving from guaranteed cost programs to loss-sensitive.  Many are taking advantage of risk management services.  If you have questions regarding your Heavy Construction insurance needs, please talk with your agent or one of ours.

 

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Heavy Construction Risk Management

The government issued Stimulus Package appears to have been beneficial for infrastructure construction companies.  More heavy equipment contractors have been bidding on jobs which have, for the most part, gone to a traditionally, smaller contractor.  With the increased competition, comes broader exposures and increased specialty underwriting.  Many commercial insurance agencies have turned to hiring risk management teams to help their clients, and companies recognized, underwrite and rate risks.  By working together, contractors and insurance companies have been able to reduce the number and severity of claims, especially in a down economy.

 

Safety has and always is the number one goal in evaluating risk, but equipment maintenance is also a priority in reducing workers compensation claims.  While larger construction companies can afford to hire a risk manager, smaller ones cannot, therefore a commercial agency experienced in the construction industry is a must.  Call one of ours to learn how we can help.

 

Commercial Insurance.Net, LLC Advisor is not an attorney, accountant or certified financial planner and makes no representations or warranties to that effect.  Always check with your chosen professional as to statements made in this blog for your particular situation.