Bringing certainty for owners of significant projects
We can structure SPPIs around a wide range of projects encompassing nearly all professional businesses operating in this area. Our preferred projects will have a construction value over €10 million.
Covers all professional service providers involved in contract: architects, engineers, designers, construction supervision, qualified surveys and feasibility studies
Cover includes contractors and consultants associated with the project whether working individually, as a joint venture or as a consortium
Covers professional negligence claims against all parties throughout the life span of a contract and beyond: design, to construction to completion and up to 10 years discovery.
Like annually renewable Professionals Indemnity cover is on a claims made basis and once issued cover limits are non-cancellable
The insured were responsible for the design of the trains and received a claim from the project owner for defective designed rail cars. The design was shown to have been inadequate and permitted water intrusion into the rail car shell with resulting damage to the rail car interior components.
The claim related to the rectification of 74 rail cars and the SPPI policy paid almost USD 10 million in repair costs
Following the Design and Construction of timeshare vacation units, mould infiltration was discovered in some of the units shortly after they opened. This happened during the rainy season, specifically after a hurricane. The units developed internal mould formation as well as moisture ingress through exterior walls. The units developed an odour and as a result the walls needed to be replaced at a cost of over $17million. It was established that the design and specification used for the units were different to those usually used in this particular location.
The SPPI policy provided coverage for all of the consultants and sub consultants for their roles in the design and construction of the project.
A claim in excess of $75million arose when design services relating to remedial works to a road bearing viaduct across a river were incorrect. Specifically it was the design, supply and installation of the bridge roller bearings. The roller bearings which were inherent in the design as part of the bridges expansion and contraction had cracked. Subsequent investigations showed that design calculations were incorrect, feeding insufficient tolerance levels.
The clients SPPI policy covered the remedial works including the replacement of the bearings with an alternative system, as well as the traffic management costs.
Two tunnels underneath a waterway were designed and constructed for motorised traffic use. Problems with the design of the concrete tunnel lining elements caused too high stress levels which in turn had an adverse bearing on the joint seal between the elements.
Many of the elements were replaced and the construction delays and the re-design costs sought were nearly $10 million, all of which were covered by their SPPI policy.