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A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-5328-1
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 480 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2013-01-25
Publisher: Carswell
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Description
A Guide to Canadian Construction Insurance Law provides a comprehensive review of the many types of insurance products applicable to Canadian construction projects. It is written in plain language by two leading construction law practitioners with extensive experience in respect of construction insurance and is accessible to all senior construction people.Insurance is a key risk management tool for participants in the Canadian construction industry. The Guide provides a summary of the various kinds of insurable and uninsurable construction risks, followed by a description of how those risks are allocated in construction contracts and professional services agreements. The framework of a policy of insurance is described as are the key legal principles involved in understanding a policy of insurance.The Guide provides an overview of the types of insurance policies commonly used on Canadian construction projects and also provides in-depth individual chapters analyzing the core insurances critical to any construction project including:
  • Builder's Risk policies
  • Commercial General Liability policies
  • Professional Liability policies
  • Boiler and Machinery and Contractor's Equipment policies
  • Pollution Insurance
  • Bonds and Default Insurance
The Guide summarizes and analyzes the leading cases in relation to each of these types of policies.Other significant topics addressed include certificates of insurance, the role of insurance agents and brokers, material misrepresentation and fraud, and how to make a clam under a policy of insurance.
About the Author
R. Bruce Reynolds is a partner and national leader of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's International Construction Projects Group. He specializes in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction claims, construction liens, surety bond claims, construction insurance claims, product liability, and architects' and engineers' E & O, as well as in the drafting and negotiating of contracts for major industrial and infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships, and construction, engineering, architectural equipment supply, and technology licensing contracts. He is a Certified Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and co-vice chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association. He was inducted into the American College of Construction Lawyers, an elite membership of top U.S. construction lawyers. Bruce is also a co-author of Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada, 7th Edition and of Scott and Reynolds on Surety Bonds; a contributing author to Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings; and part of the Publications Committee of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, all published by Carswell. Contact Bruce Reynolds at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Sharon Vogel, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is the Regional Leader of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's International Construction Projects Group and a partner in the Construction Law Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP's Toronto office. She practises construction and surety law, working primarily on matters involving construction disputes, including insurance claims, relating to projects including roads, railways, tunnels, pipelines, industrial facilities, commercial buildings, and condominiums in various jurisdictions. Sharon is a member of BLG's Team North in relation to construction projects in Canada's North. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, Construction Law Section (Executive Member since 2012); Canadian Bar Association, Construction Law Section (Executive Member since 2012); International Bar Association; Advocates' Society; and the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC). She is also a contributing author to Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments, published by Carswell. Contact Sharon Vogel at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
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