PLRB 2018 Claims Conference

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Event Description

Kip Dwyer is co-presenting a session on "Foundation Engineering Design & Coverage Issues" during the 2018 Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo in Orlando, Florida. Presented by the Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB), the program will:

  • Describe the basic functions of a foundation; the effects lateral earth loads and hydrostatic pressures have on a foundation, and the proper construction sequencing
  • Evaluate crack patterns and geometry, and possible contributing causes of the cracking to identify various types of foundation failures
  • Identify the characteristics and symptoms of a concrete foundation failure caused by the presence of pyrrhotite in the concrete material and evaluate its effect on the rest of the structure
  • Analyze recurring coverage issues with foundation losses, including collapse, under standard commercial property and homeowners policy language

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Gerald P. Dwyer Jr.

Robinson+Cole, Partner


Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821