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Do Contractors Need Professional Liability Insurance?

With the evolution from the design-bid-build approach to construction to more collaborative delivery models (integrated project delivery, design-build, delegated design, design-assist), all or portions of the risk for negligent act, errors or omissions in design have shifted to the construction manager and its subcontractors. General liability policies carried by contractors…

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Reserve Your Seat for our Annual All Ohio Convocation Sept. 8 in Columbus

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The All Ohio Convocation, a risk management program for architects and engineers, will take place Thursday, Sept. 8. The full-day annual event, hosted by Oswald Companies, will offer 5.0 CE credits (pending AIA approval) and cover a wide-range of topics including: Pre-Construction Services, Cure or Curse Questions from the Field…

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Five Sources of Risk to Consider For Your Next Construction Project

Supply chain limitations, cost management uncertainty and ever-changing interest rates face the construction industry every day. Those in the industry, from financiers, risk managers to project owners, must anticipate what may lie ahead. They also need to consider new strategies to mitigate risks tomorrow or in the future.

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Nicole Mangino Joins Oswald Companies as Practice Leader, Architects & Engineers Practice

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CLEVELAND – May 4, 2022 – Oswald Companies, one of the country’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicole Mangino to Practice Leader of the firm’s Architects & Engineers Practice. Mangino brings more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry…

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Ohio Legislation Update: Design Professional Payment Assurance Bill

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Ohio Senate Bill 49, also known as the Payment Assurance Bill, was signed into law July 12, 2021, and took effect on Oct. 4, 2021. It established a payment assurance program for registered Design Professionals thus allowing them to file a lien for unpaid fees on projects located within Ohio.…

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Tim Walsh Honored With The Words of Wisdom Award at IRMI Construction Risk Conference

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SAN DIEGO – Nov. 23, 2021 – Tim Walsh, Senior Vice President, Director of Oswald’s Design and Construction Practice, was honored at the 2021 IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, in San Diego, California. Walsh, a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of construction risk…

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Rising Costs, Cyber Threats and Climate Concerns: How Your Construction Company Can Respond and Rebound From the Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic will likely be one of the costliest catastrophes the construction industry has ever faced. As a leading national practice in construction, Oswald has experienced the following firsthand: increases in material costs, workforce management and electronic bonding. Here are some lessons learned. Three Steps to Fight Inflation in the…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Cybersecurity Risk: Tips for Companies Growing in the Construction Space and Beyond

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST Large-scale cyber-attacks continue to take down businesses large and small. What are you doing to protect and manage the cybersecurity risk exposure of your business in the event of a cyber-attack in accordance with new government guidelines? During this free, 45-minute webinar, cyber professionals from Rea &…

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Navigating Construction Site Visits During COVID-19

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As concerns mount over the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, design professionals should be giving consideration on how to provide contract administration services virtually. While many firms are working remotely, most construction sites are active, and you should be prepared to conduct site observations and payment certification duties…

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Construction Risks: Tim Walsh Presents on Insurance Considerations Due to COVID-19 [VIEW WEBINAR]

Visit and bookmark the Oswald COVID-19 Resource Center. Oswald Companies, Marcum, Frantz Ward, Hahn Loeser and the Construction Employers Association (CEA) partnered to host a webinar on “What Contractors Should Know”, March 25, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics covered include: Business continuity Employer responsibilities and considerations Insurance…

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