The following Construction guidance note Produced in partnership with Womble Bond Dickinson provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
At its simplest, design and build (D&B):
is a project delivery system under which a single entity (the D&B contractor) assumes responsibility for both the design and construction phases of a project
can provide the employer with a single point of contact and responsibility, reducing the employer’s risk. Although the D&B carries more risk for the D&B contractor, this is addressed through pricing
D&B insurance is, essentially, a form of professional indemnity insurance cover, and bears a number of similarities to the cover available to design professionals such as architects, surveyors and engineers. For example: Professional indemnity insurance—construction projects
the conditions, extensions and exclusions in standard D&B wording will in many respects be materially the same as that in an architect’s professional indemnity policy
It is also on a ‘claims made’ (ie claims will be covered as long as they are notified within the policy period, regardless of when the alleged act actually took place) and annual, and
Unlike certain other design professionals however, insurance for D&B contractors is not regulated by any professional body (for example the RICS in the case of surveyors) and cover is not therefore subject to any minimum terms or requirements
Given the similarities with other PI policies,
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