What we offer
In addition to standard coverage provided by typical Architects & Engineers professional liability policies, the Beazley policy offers the following key coverage features and support:
- Technology risk coverage for electronic transfer of data, copyright infringement, web-hosting functions and privacy liability
- Contractors' pollution liability extension
- ADA/FHA/OSHA regulatory actions reimbursement extension - $30,000 per policy period
- Defendants' reimbursement extension - up to $500 per day per subject to a maximum of $10,000 per claim
- Blanket waiver of subrogation provision for clients of the insured as required by contract
- Pre-claims assistance
- Proactive claims management through experienced professionals
- Risk management: live quarterly webinars, newsletters, dedicated risk management web site: www.beazley.com/aeriskinfo/
- We will pay these losses:
- Subject to the terms and conditions of the actual policy, we will pay claims for:
- damages awarded against the assured
- defense costs and expenses
- Up to US $30,000,000
How can we help
The Construction industry is like no other. Its insurance needs are distinct and unusual. That is why Beazley has a London market team of underwriters that specialise in the professional liability needs of architects, engineers, contractors and design build firms of construction projects. With over 30 years of experience in the architects, engineers and construction space Beazley has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise. With a reputation for exceptional service and an extensive database of information to track claims trends. At the heart of our approach is the in depth knowledge that our integrated underwriting and claims team has of the construction sector. This combined with the level of empowerment and flexibility allows them to provide bespoke solutions to clients.
Who we can help
- Architects and engineers
- Agency construction managers
- Project managers
- Interior designers
- Environmental consultants of all sizes
The Beazley Difference
Freedom lies in being bold. We dare to be different and seek bold possibilities to create more innovative, fair and satisfying outcomes for our clients, brokers and employees. From insuring the highest building in the world, to the first commercial lunar vehicle to operate on the moon - we boldly go where others won’t.
STRIVING FOR BETTER
Good is a start, but we go all-out for better. A driven community of individuals relentlessly push the needle and creating value. From launching the market’s first dedicated ESG syndicate to the establishment of our business unit focusing on designing digital insurance solutions, we pride ourselves on always going above and beyond. Simply put, at Beazley we go to 11.
DOING THE RIGHT THING
Acting with integrity in a straightforward, decent way is instinctive. Open and honest with others, we show respect and empathy however challenging the situation – demonstrated by our multi-award winning claims team. Doing the right thing makes for a fair-minded, rewarding environment and makes work and life better for all.
Examples or Scenarios
Our insured, a general contractor, was retained to construct a school using a design/build delivery system. They entered in to an agreement with a design professional to provide the design for the project. The agreement contained indemnification and hold harmless clauses, releasing them from the design professional. During construction, it was discovered that the design contained an error which resulted in the school being elevated several inches above the existing roadways. The insured made a demand under the indemnification and hold harmless provisions of the www.beazley.com design professional’s contract. Unfortunately, the design professional declared bankruptcy and the insured remained professionally liable to the project owner.
A contractor was retained by a project owner to provide a constructability review of prepared plans and specifications, and to perform a value engineering analysis for construction of a hospital. The contractor determined from the review that the power system was undersized. The contractor recommended changes to the system which the project owner rejected due to cost. The system was undersized causing outages throughout the hospital. The hospital alleged that the contractor was responsible for the lack of power because it had failed to properly warn the owner of the consequences of an under-designed system. The contractor was held to be partially liable for failing to warn the hospital of these issues.