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Building Information Modeling Pitched as Claims Management Tool

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — As an attorney who focuses on construction litigation, Vasko C. Alexander says he has spent a good part of his legal career inside mediation sessions where contractors, subcontractors, owners and architects blame one another for whatever …

Hudson River Bridge Construction Leads to Reduced Speed Limit

The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge and state police are stepping up enforcement in the construction zone as the Hudson River span undergoes a $93 million re-decking project. Officials with the New York …

ACE Launches Construction Catastrophe Liability Coverage

ACE Group announced the introduction of the ACE Catastrophe Liability Plus Policy (Construction) for the construction industry through its Excess Casualty Division. The new policy, which is designed for construction wrap-ups, consolidates multiple catastrophe liability specific endorsements into one single …

San Francisco Bay Bridge Repair Could Cost $5M-$10M

The planned repair for broken seismic safety rods on the new span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge could cost between $5 million and $10 million, a state transportation official said. Officials still don’t know whether the repair will be …

Sparta Expands its Business Relationship with American Claims Management

San Diego, CA, 02/06/13 – American Claims Management, Inc. (ACM), a national third party administrator, is now handling claims for the Construction Package Program from SPARTA Insurance Company. The program is an extension of the current Commercial Program offered by …

2 Injured at Michigan Construction Site

Authorities say two workers were injured when trusses collapsed at a construction site in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The Daily News of Iron Mountain reports authorities responded Tuesday afternoon to the site of a new clinic at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. …

Kansas Apartment Fire Intentionally Set

Investigators say a fire that destroyed a Kansas apartment complex under construction was intentionally set. Officials investigating the Nov. 6 blaze at the 96-unit Strasser Village Apartments, in Manhattan, Kansas, said the fire appears to have been started in the …

Maryland Construction Worker Dies at Site

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office says a construction worker is dead after he was run over by a piece of equipment near New Market. Cpl. Scott Blundell says 37-year-old David Garcia was pronounced dead at Shock Trauma in Baltimore shortly …

Conn. Construction Worker Dies from Fall Injuries

Police say a Connecticut worker has died after falling up to 60 feet at a Stamford construction site. Stamford police Capt. Richard Conklin said the man, who is in his 30s and from Danbury, was working on a roof at …

Five Workers Hurt in New Jersey Construction Site Collapse

Federal safety regulators are investigating a construction accident in southern New Jersey that sent five workers to hospitals. The roof collapsed at a Quick Chek construction site in Berkeley Township Wednesday. Detective Sgt. James Smith told the Asbury Park Press …