Construction

Construction guidance:

While there are a number of different types of insurance that will be in place on construction projects, for the purpose of this Practice Note we propose to deal with a...

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Work in or adjacent to other buildings A contract for insurance may cover damage to property caused by an insured risk, for example buildings insurance or contractor’s...

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What is Contractors’ All Risks insurance? Construction insurance comes in two main categories, namely ‘property’ and ‘liability’ insurance. Property insurance refers to...

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Decennial insurance is insurance that is taken out by contractors which covers costs associated with the potential collapse of a building after completion or discovery of...

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Introduction What is double insurance? Double insurance is where the same party is insured under two or more policies in respect of the same subject-matter (whether that...

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This Practice Note considers the insurance provisions in the 1999 editions of the FIDIC Red, Yellow and Silver Books. For guidance on the 2017 editions, see Practice...

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Consumer insurance and commercial insurance for businesses This Practice Note provides an overview of some of the most common types of insurance that are available, who...

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This Practice Note relates to the insurance provisions in the JCT Standard Building Contract, 2011 and 2016 editions. What are the insurable interests in the works? The...

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This Practice Note discusses: • what is joint and composite insurance? • what is the effect of a waiver of subrogation? • how to determine whether rights of subrogation...

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This Practice Note examines the nature of joint names insurance, the distinction between joint and composite insurance and its impact on construction insurance contracts...

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Introduction to the NEC The NEC suites of contracts (NEC3 and NEC4) are suitable for procuring a diverse range of works, services and supplies. The contracts focus on...

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What is non-negligent damage? If damage is caused to neighbouring property by the Contractor’s negligence or breach of contract, the Contractor will be liable in the tort...

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What is a project policy? 'Project policy' generally means a policy the employer takes out to cover Contractors All Risks and public liability. The cover is on behalf of...

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This Practice Note discusses: • difficulties which arise in respect of sub-contractor insurances, and • what should the parties do? Sub-contractor liabilities...

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What is terrorism? The Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993 (R(AT)A 1993) defined terrorism as: 'acts of persons acting on behalf of, or in connection with, any...

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