Please join us for our keynote presentation featuring Brian Swanson, University of Minnesota Project Manager, Gopher Stadium Construction, who will provide a "behind the scenes" look at the construction progress and mitigation of risk for the new University of Minnesota football stadium.

Lean, Green and Integrated: Evolving Insurance and Risk Management Needs in an Evolving Construction Industry
Skip Durocher – Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Doug Green – Vice President, Construction Practice,
Marsh USA, Inc.
An experienced panel discusses strategic issues and emerging themes in the industry and their impact on risk management and insurance. Topics include:

  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Lean construction/integrated project delivery (IPD)
  • Sustainable (i.e., green) design and construction and LEED certification
  • Trends in insurance coverage for construction defect claims as reflected in Lamar Homes and other recent cases
  • Current trends in indemnification
  • The “targeted tender” doctrine: which insurer responds to the loss?

The Top Ten Mistakes Made In Construction Insurance Coverage and The AIG Crisis: What's Next For Contractors and Owners?
Judy Corradi – Senior Vice President and Minneapolis Construction Practice Leader, Marsh USA, Inc.
Jocelyn Knoll Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Katie Pfeifer – Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
This presentation will examine the most common mistakes that owners and contractors make in establishing and satisfying insurance requirements in today's construction environment. It will also include an overview of the effect of the AIG crisis on the construction insurance marketplace.

The Additional Insured Quagmire: Where Are We and How Did We Get Here?
Eric Ruzicka – Associate, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jim Wagner – Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Jim and Eric will provide a comprehensive overview of additional insurance. This will include:

  • The limitations of additional insured coverage as compared to named insured coverage as well as the varying interpretations of additional insurance that exist
  • The interrelationship between additional insurance obligations and contractual indemnity
  • Practical pointers for issues often seen when dealing with additional insured claims