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Tuesday, September 23 • 9:20am - 10:35am
(CE) Liquidated Damages: The Penalty for failing to achieve the impossible. Construction Defect/Delay Response Strategies for University Risk Professionals

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Construction projects represent significant capital investments by the university, as well as impacting the coordination of classroom scheduling, housing plans, and initial enrollment. Construction defects and/or delays can be incredibly costly to the university due to the delays in putting that building into service, the reputational risk associated with having a project go bad, as well as the negative media attention and bodily injury risk when a structure collapses or burns. Construction projects are by their very nature complex, and require an immense amount of coordination by up to 100 different parties. How does a university successfully control the chaos, and at the end, receive what they intended? This presentation will provide risk managers with an overview of the construction process and methodologies in managing these projects. In addition, LWG will discuss the common construction defect and delay causes, their impact on the overall project, as well as will review coverage considerations, recovery options, and insurance policy developments.
Learning Objectives:
 Develop familiarity with various types of
construction defect/delay issues and the risks they
pose for colleges/universities
 Have a basic knowledge of the common
construction defect/delay causes and best practices
for mitigating against such incidents
 Be introduced to up‐to‐date insurance coverage
considerations, recovery options, and OCIP/CCIP,
other insurance policy developments.


Timothy Christ

Director, LWG Consulting
Tim Christ is a Director in LWG Consulting’s forensic engineering group. Mr. Christ began his forensic engineering career in 2001 in South Texas during the mold catastrophe days. He has worked with hundreds of lawyers and adjusters, throughout the U.S. and Latin America, on all manner of claims, ranging from 1st party property to 3rd party liability, cyber, oil & gas, surety, fidelity, builder’s risk, and others. He has investigated thousands... Read More →
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John Santos

Claims Coordinator, University of Texas System
Mr. Santos is the claims coordinator for the office of risk management at The University of Texas System Administration. He is primarily responsible for providing claims preparation guidelines and assist the institutions with claim submissions, including inspections, measurements, documentation, evaluation, and guidance and direction on claims involving property damage and business interruption, workers' compensation, general liability... Read More →

Tuesday September 23, 2014 9:20am - 10:35am
Salon IX & X