With the daily changing developments of COVID-19 and its impact on the world around us, the construction industry is feeling the effects of mandatory closures of non-essential businesses, measures to prevent and reduce the spread of the virus, and the resulting reduction in material, equipment, and labour resources.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has upended the world, and the global maritime industry has been severely impacted from the beginning. As nations continue to grapple with containing the virus and flattening the curve of infections within their borders, the global marine sector struggles to maintain critical shipping, transport, shipbuilding, and repair operations.
As businesses and insurers are working to manage the constantly evolving threats and challenges posed by this pandemic, we’ve developed a hypothetical case scenario that illustrates the various factors at play for global manufacturing companies around the world which we hope may be of some assistance as we all begin to handle these complex and unprecedented losses:
With government powers and the attention of the world focused on the coronavirus pandemic, cybercriminals are presented with new opportunities for the exploitation of businesses around the globe with their own strain of virus. Cybercriminal activity is at a high with a mass global workforce working from home. Follow these four quick tips to help avoid cybercriminal attacks during this vulnerable time.
If you work in construction, design high-rise buildings, or insure them, you’ve probably experienced an incident occurring on a construction site that was nearly finished. All too often building construction sites experience damages and losses due to water leakage. When assessing water damages in large structures and high-rise buildings there are three common factors that should be considered. Understanding the factors surrounding water damage losses can help you formulate the right questions to potentially prevent losses from occurring.
Envista is filled with brilliant and dedicated engineers and are excited to recognize and pay tribute to a handful of them that went above and beyond during National Engineers Week. During times of disaster, failure or injury, you need an expert on whom you can rely without question, and Envista has those people.
Bushfires can be terrifying for all those involved, but to be trapped in one or caught trying to evacuate with thousands of others, it can be downright frightening. Australia has been hit with one of the worst fires in decades. And, it’s important for residents to take the necessary safety precautions and stay informed.
The holiday season is upon us—a time for joy, comfort, friends and family. But, the increased travel and shopping can make consumers easy targets. Whether you are walking into a store or using your laptop to purchase gifts, or traveling by plane or rental car, these tips can help anyone stay safe this season. With a few precautions, you can reduce the likelihood that you will be one of those easy targets for criminals with our top 10 digital tips for a safe holiday season.
Wildfires can be terrifying for all those involved, but to be trapped in one or caught trying to evacuate with thousands of others, it can be downright frightening. When it comes to wildfires, no one is safe, but you can take the necessary safety precautions and consider our Top 15 Tips for Wildfire Evacuation.
Wildland fires, no matter what state or area, are all driven by the same factors: fuel, weather and topography. This checklist will help you understand what to look for, and what questions to ask, to help determine the cause of the fire, and get answers fast.
The amount of cell phone record location information admitted as evidence is occurring at an unprecedented rate, as juries around the world are being presented with call detail record analysis as evidence of a person’s location. But are there flaws associated with how some people are collecting this evidence today? Our experts weighed in.
Every year, wildfires burn millions of acres of land across North America. With the severity, occurrence and cost of wildfires increasing every year, the aftermath of these catastrophes — which can include devastating impacts to soils and vegetation — is resulting in an evolving environmental disaster. In this paper, we will discuss mudslides and debris flows caused by wildfires, impacts of mudslides and debris flows on structures, and outline what can be done to control and mitigate soil erosion and other environmental issues after wildfires.
Gunslinger is a relatively common term in certain industries. Lawyers, doctors and forensic engineers or experts can all be considered a hired gun based on the circumstance. And many may be more swayed to believe the use of a hired gun when it involves a large company versus an individual. But, it’s not really that black and white. There are ways to spot one, and we will tell you how.
Before international guidelines were in place, fire and explosion investigations were typically more aligned with the art of investigation, rather than art of science. Today, through the use of guidelines, scientific methods and protocols, it is much easier for a judge to accept an investigator’s opinion and/or evidence presented if the scene was conducted using such measures, and even more so when dealing with a subrogated claim.
Cyber breach claims can be complicated and confusing, but knowing what questions you need to ask in order to streamline the process is essential to a successful claim investigation. Here is a step-by-step guide to walk you through what information should be gathered in a cyber breach-related claim.
Summer weather and heat can wreak havoc on critical electrical equipment and systems. The most common electrical claims faced by insurers in the summer can be a bit tricky and complex. We'll outline the four threats that greatly impact electrical systems: lightning, flooding, tornado/wind damage and heat and give you tips on what to look for!
Recently, one of our Practice Leaders of Digital Forensics, Matt Scott, was invited to do a podcast with Howard Panensky of Willis on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The podcast is part of a series, Timely Notice, produced by Goldberg Segalla. Read through a short summary and click the link to listen to the full discussion.
Shortly after a catastrophe, organizations begin analyzing what can be done differently when the next one inevitably comes. In dealing with thousands of losses over the last 15 years, we created a list of the Top 5 lessons learned: Helpful tips for the upcoming CAT season, to help make sure we are all as prepared as possible.
Understanding the “ins and outs” of Daubert and Frye is second nature for attorneys, but for an expert or claims professional, fully understanding these standards can be a different story. And, lack of familiarity with these standards can be problematic for experts and clients alike. Read our blog and download our latest white paper.
Lithium-ion batteries are very popular, and can generally be found in laptops, tablets and mobile phones. However, aside from the many advantages, if a lithium-ion battery fails, it could burst into flame. Read more on how these fires start, and the advantages and disadvantages of lithium-ion batteries.