Special Interest Group:

Construction, Energy & Engineering

In association with:

Kennedys

The CILA Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG committee brings together a group of individuals who specialise in the handling of construction, energy and engineering claims. They provide a fascinating insight into the complex challenges involved and actively promote collaboration with other industry groups. The group regularly hosts well attended lectures in London which cover a diverse range of subjects and often with the opportunity for audience questions to a panel of experts.

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SIG Committee

Chairman

Adam Humphrey - Integra Technical Services Ltd

Members

  • Tom Battell - Forensic Adjusting & Accounting Ltd
  • Simon Earnshaw - Crawford and Company
  • Luke Exford - vrs Vericlaim
  • Marcus Gresham - Cunningham Lindsey International
  • Rick Hartley - Richard Hartley Partnership Ltd
  • George Pooley - RELA
  • Julian Preedy - Sphere Guardian Ltd
  • Mike Roberts - Cunningham Lindsey International
  • Mike Skingsley - Crawford and Company
  • Mark Williams - INDECS LLP
  • Ian Woodhead - Matthews Daniel

Latest Updates

Root cause analysis of plant & machinery failures

This session included a number of case studies that highlight the typical issues that forensic engineers encounter when assessing the root cause of major machinery claims. The dilemma to solve is whether the damage was a design defect, an installation problem, or an operational fault. This session aimed to help loss adjusters in identifying the key areas that need to be assessed and what evidence to gather following notification of the claim.

Speaker:
Daniel Correa, Senior Forensic Engineer, PT&C|LWG Forensic Consulting Services

CILA Conference 2016 - Root cause analysis of plant & machinery failures

 

On 3rd June, CILA’s CEE SIG held a lecture at the Lloyd's Old Library to discuss the technical, legal and insurance implications of electrical and mechanical failures affecting wind turbines.

Adam Humphrey, Chairman of the CEE SIG opened the event and introduced the speakers, namely, Claus Hein and Truels Kjer of Codan, David Phillips of Kennedys Law, and Mamoon Alyah of LWG Consulting. The presentations were followed by networking drinks sponsored by LWG Consulting.

The presentations from the event can be viewed below:

 

The following article sets out the courts’ approach to contractors’ liability and construction of the underlying clause in the context of design and build contracts and erroneous industry standards. This article has kindly been provided by Kennedys who are lead sponsors of the CILA’s Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG. If you are interested in the subject matter of this article you may wish to attend the Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG seminar entitled “How long is a Life Cycle?” on Wednesday 3rd June at Lloyds Old Library, London.

On 19th February Kennedys kindly sponsored an afternoon seminar for CILA & AIRMIC members on the subject of Building Information Modelling (BIM). There is growing interest in BIM as parties work towards the government’s aim for all public sector construction projects to adopt, as a minimum, collaborative Level 2 BIM by 2016.

Gary Holbrook from BAM Construction UK and the AIRMIC Construction SIG opened the event and introduced his colleague, Phil Palmer, who provided an overview of BIM and showed examples of how a 3D virtual design model of a building is created and used in practice. May Looi, Senior Associate at Kennedys, then explored the potential impact of BIM on contracts. May highlighted issues such as whether the virtual models are mentioned in contracts, limitations on reliance and responsibility, interoperability of hardware and software and the responsibilities of the BIM Information Manager/Co-ordinator. John Farrell, Partner at Kennedys, then discussed the potential vulnerabilities of BIM to a cyber-attack and provided examples of what might be compromised as a result.

The event was concluded by Mike Skingsley of Crawford and Company and the CILA Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG. Mike outlined what BIM might mean for Insurers and noted that professional indemnity and cyber risks appear to be the main areas of focus at present.

The presentations from the event can be viewed below:

 

Construction, Energy & Engineering SIG in association with:

 

  • Envista

  • Belfor