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Mitigating Construction Defects with a Quality Control Program

Mitigating Construction Defects with a Quality Control Program With every project comes the potential exposure to construction defect losses. Having a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) program, however, can help reduce this exposure. Three program elements to consider are: program administration and documentation, a subcontractor selection process and contractual risk transfer (CRT). Program Administration and Documentation A number of […]

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Finding the Right Insurance for Your Construction Business

Finding the Right Insurance for Your Construction Business

Finding the Right Insurance for Your Construction Business (You worry about the building, we’ll take care of the insurance.) Whether your construction business works on skyscrapers or tree houses, there’s plenty of risks involved. And where there’s risk, there’s a need for protection from it. The right blend of coverage can help limit your financial […]

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4 Key Steps for Construction Projects to Help Protect Your Company

4 Key Steps for Construction Projects to Help Protect Your Company Taking precautions before work begins and while underway can help safeguard your construction project from injuries and damages occurring during construction, and any claims made after the project is completed. Having well documented pre- and post-construction conditions surveys, records of all work conducted, and […]

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Do You Have a Contractual Risk Transfer Program?

Do You Have a Contractual Risk Transfer Program? As with any project, construction projects come with potential financial and operational risks for contractors when working with third-party providers of products and services. A Contractual Risk Transfer (CRT) program can help mitigate some of those risks. These programs can help protect your business in the event of an […]

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Awareness of Risks Can Help Avoid Construction Vibration Damage

Awareness of Risks Can Help Avoid Construction Vibration Damage Understanding the science behind vibration damage can help construction companies avoid costly, and frequent, construction losses. The cost can be more than financial, putting the reputations of construction companies at risk, as one contractor learned. Vibration from bridge construction activity damaged a house, according to a […]

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What Are Roles and Responsibilities During Crane Operations?

What Are Roles and Responsibilities During Crane Operations? Operating a crane can be a high-risk activity at a construction site. Beyond the potential for serious injuries or death, a crane accident can result in significant property damage and impact the project’s budget and schedule. Crane accidents also can harm a construction company’s brand and reputation. […]

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Building a Commercial Roof Inspection Plan

Building a Commercial Roof Inspection Plan A regular roof inspection program can help your business extend roof life expectancy and reduce the need for emergency repairs. Regularly inspecting and maintaining roof surfaces, drains and downspouts is critical to an overall building preventive maintenance program. Here are some steps to establish a roof inspection program that […]

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Solar Panels

Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Tips for Solar Energy Installations

Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Tips for Solar Energy Installations As rooftop solar installations age, performing proactive monitoring and maintenance is increasingly important. New technology, including sensors, infrared cameras and remote access drones, can measure system efficiency and provide alerts of potential problems before they cause damage, such as fires. “These monitoring systems can determine overheating […]

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Cyber Risks for Solar and Wind Installations

Cyber Risks for Solar and Wind Installations As the power grid becomes more integrated and the number of generation sites grow, the power grid has become a bigger target for cybercrime. Understanding the risks facing renewable installations can help asset management companies, building owners, and operations and maintenance (O&M) contractors protect their installations from cyber […]

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