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January 11, 2023
Kevin Williams BSc (Hons) MRICS ACII ACILA
head of subsidence
Monitoring buildings from space – a subsidence breakthrough

Subsidence claims can be expensive and time consuming to manage, often taking up to a year or more to resolve. However, the ability to track building geometry from space is edging closer, and this will mean insurers and claims management companies ca…

January 11, 2023 by Kevin Williams BSc (Hons) MRICS ACII ACILA , head of subsidence
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January 05, 2023
Dean Harding-Dempster
technical practice group lead, building consultancy division
Tackling the challenges of basement flooding

The number of basement constructions and conversions have dramatically increased in recent years. Adding a basement is a more cost-effective way to provide additional space than moving or upsizing and adds significantly to the overall property value.…

January 05, 2023 by Dean Harding-Dempster, technical practice group lead, building consultancy division
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December 12, 2022
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
Tales and costs of the unexpected: when the level of cover is not enough

Many adjusters have found themselves in a common situation: whilst building sums insured and/or declared values are initially considered adequate, after testing, they are ultimately found to be insufficient. This is often due to adverse factors and u…

December 12, 2022 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
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December 05, 2022
Bart Oversier - major and complex loss adjuster
Renewing your business insurance policy during turbulent times

Lees de Nederlandse versie. Amid economically challenging times, measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 negatively impacted sales for entrepreneurs worldwide. During lockdown periods, the Netherlands government organized assistance to mitigate th…

December 05, 2022 by Bart Oversier - major and complex loss adjuster
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November 04, 2022
John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
Severe European winter could cause a rise in property claims

Germans bracing for the cold winter are scrambling for heat alternatives. Many older apartments in Berlin still have century-old heating methods despite other buildings having switched to central heating. Burning wood can generate creosote, a toxic, …

November 04, 2022 by John Colquhoun, head of EFI Global UK and Wayne Manton, principal forensic investigator, EFI Global
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October 04, 2022
James McIntosh - national manager, technical services and Paul Riches - manager, building consultancy division
Expand your view at the Residential Builders Forum

There is no portion of the construction industry that is immune to the trade and material supply challenges. The issues are widespread across all sectors of the domestic, commercial and infrastructure/civil markets. During the Residential Builders Fo…

October 04, 2022 by James McIntosh - national manager, technical services and Paul Riches - manager, building consultancy division
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August 12, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

In een wereld waar materiaal- en bouwkosten de pan uitreizen, bijna dagelijks nieuwe regelgeving wordt ingevoerd en de wens tot verduurzaming toeneemt, komen steeds meer verzekerden bij schade in de problemen met hun afgesloten opstalverzekering. Onz…

August 12, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Sluit de Brand-opstalpolis nog aan bij de actualiteit?

Lees dit in het Engels Aanleiding Bij het afwikkelen van opstalschades ontstaan steeds vaker knellende situaties. Er spelen nieuwe ontwikkeling op het gebied van (bouw-)regelgeving. In dit artikel delen wij onze inzichten graag met onze klanten en …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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July 25, 2022
Arno de Jong
MCL expert, Netherlands
Are fire property insurance options still relevant amid current events?

Read the Dutch version Settling building damage poses challenges, especially during increasingly restrictive situations. As building and construction regulations continue to develop, customers and other parties in the market should consider how the …

July 25, 2022 by Arno de Jong, MCL expert, Netherlands
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July 12, 2022
Andrew Buchanan
head of construction liability, Australia
Takeaways from recent judgment under New South Wales’ DBP Act

The Supreme Court of New South Wales recently delivered an important decision on the duty of care owed by building practitioners under the highly publicised Design and Building Practitioners (DBP) Act, which took effect on 11 June 2020. Both the act …

July 12, 2022 by Andrew Buchanan, head of construction liability, Australia
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May 12, 2022
James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
Digital twin technology: another dimension to claims assessments

Digital twin provides an accurate and transparent representation of the inside and outside of a property. It allows all stakeholders to have full visibility of the damage and be able to discuss repairs openly with claims handlers, builders and other …

May 12, 2022 by James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
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February 10, 2022
David Gear
director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, director, head of major and complex loss (Scotland and Northern Ireland)
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