Widely used in Europe, cross laminated timber (CLT) is one of the newest and hottest topics and materials in American construction today. This article looks at the myths, risks and the value this product can deliver on a project.
This past June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed “significant new use rule” (SNUR) on asbestos. This article provides risk mitigation advice and highlights why liability fears will likely deter its use by design professionals.
The frequency of U.S. federal and state securities class actions have been increasing markedly in recent years. At the time of writing, there have already been 372 suits filed so far. This article looks at the factors driving the increase and what this means for the D&O landscape.
Out of almost 10 million people working in the U.S. construction industry, only around 900,000 are women. In this article, Rose Hoyle, Construction Risk Engineer at AXA XL looks at what the industry can do to build up diversity and the opportunities available to women.
In this article, Ian Rutherford, regional underwriting leader for AXA XL’s Canadian property underwriting operations shares his insights on the challenges of protecting commercial property assets in the Great White North.
Signed into law on June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) has become the toughest privacy law ever seen in the US. This article highlights how CCPA is poised to impact every industry and reshape what businesses can do with consumer data.
This article sheds light on the findings from two recently published case studies on Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, which quantified the recovery issues faced and how disaster recovery efforts can be improved after severe storms occur in the future.
In 2017, the United States experienced 16 weather and climate disasters, each with losses exceeding $1 billion. In this blog post, Guidewire’s Carrie Burns outlines how technology advancements are helping insurers to respond faster than ever to customers during and after natural disasters.
No question about it, leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs) are a threat to the environment, particularly to groundwater. This article sheds light on the nature and scale of the risks posed by LUSTs, and the implications for property developers looking to re-develop closed LUST sites.
Wildfires in the western U.S. have been increasing in frequency and duration since the mid-1980s, posing a significant threat to buildings and lives. This article looks at three sources of wildfire ignition and how businesses can address building vulnerabilities by creating a defensible space zone.