Construction Bid Opportunity for San Diego Contractors

Sundt Layton is searching for contractors and small businesses of all types with a potential contract opportunity available through the RJ Donovan Infill Facility Project.  Sundt Layton is excited to be presenting these construction bid and contract opportunities at their Subcontractor Networking Outreach Event on August 6, 2014 at San Ysidro High School in Otay Mesa. Local contractors and all trade subs are encourage to attend this networking outreach event. Learn firsthand of what opportunities might be available to you.  You will have the chance to market your company, get informed on available construction bid packages and match your distinctive product offering with the requirements of this project and Sundt Layton.  If you are not yet certified, no worries! The Department of General Services will be there to enrich your experience from how to become certified to how to submit a responsive construction bid. Because this project includes new construction, Sundt Layton needs to hear from all related trades and product suppliers. They encourage all Tier-Contractors, Vendors, Suppliers and Service Providers to attend the construction bid networking outreach event where you can meet face to face with the contractors bidding work to Sundt Layton. There are many opportunities available, make an investment of your time to attend this event, make a commitment and register today on Eventbrite. August 6, 2014 San Ysidro High School – Gym 5353 Airway Road San Diego, CA 92154  Schedule of Events –  9:30-10:00 am Pre-Bid Meeting for trades noted on attachment –  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Event –  Register at  “http://networkevent10am.eventbrite.com” –  12:30-1:00 pm Pre-Bid Meeting for trades noted on attachment –  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Event Register at  “http://networkevent1pm.eventbrite.com” During these tough economic times, job growth and...

Road construction worker struck and killed in Vermont

A road construction worker from Richford, Vermont was killed while removing temporary reflective fog line markers on I-89 in South Burlington, Vermont. A 22 year old from South Burlington struck and killed the road construction worker with her vehicle at about 11:15 p.m. Read more and see the video on www.wcax.com WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Workers compensation insurance coverage will be needed to compensate the road construction worker’s family for their loss. It is likely that the workers compensation company will subrogate against the driver’s car insurance company. A road construction company, contractor or subcontractor can compare real-time insurance rates at...

Road construction worker struck and killed in Vermont

A road construction worker from Richford, Vermont was killed while removing temporary reflective fog line markers on I-89 in South Burlington, Vermont. A 22 year old from South Burlington struck and killed the road construction worker with her vehicle at about 11:15 p.m. Workers compensation insurance coverage will be needed to compensate the road construction worker’s family for their loss. It is likely that the workers compensation company will subrogate against the driver’s car insurance company. Read more and see the video on www.wcax.com WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-   A road construction company, contractor or subcontractor can compare real-time insurance rates at contractor.idealchoiceinsurance.com  ...

Road construction worker struck and killed in Vermont

A road construction worker from Richford, Vermont was killed while removing temporary reflective fog line markers on I-89 in South Burlington, Vermont. A 22 year old from South Burlington struck and killed the road construction worker with her vehicle at about 11:15 p.m. Read more and see the video on www.wcax.com WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- Workers compensation insurance coverage will be needed to compensate the road construction worker’s family for their loss. It is likely that the workers compensation company will subrogate against the driver’s car insurance company. A road construction company, contractor or subcontractor can compare real-time insurance rates at...

Bobcat Construction Worker Falls – Driver Uninjured

A bobcat construction operator is uninjured, while a man who was standing on top of the bobcat suffered critical injuries in a mid morning construction accident in Bel Aire Kansas, near Wichita. Authorities say a 38-year-old construction worker landed on his head when he fell from the top of a bobcat. The worker was lying on the ground next to the bobcat when emergency crews arrived on the scene. The injured man was stabilized and transported to the hospital for a work related injury. Read more on www.kwch.com and see video footage of the bobcat construction accident site on www.kake.com. Workers compensation and possibly general liability coverage would be needed for this bobcat construction accident.  By the looks of the photo, the construction site was a major remodel apartment building or new construction – both require insurance for workers. If the injured worker was the owner of a business he will likely be excluded from the policy – and not covered by workers compensation. In that case he would need personal medical insurance, and an Aflac type policy to cover him while he recovers from his injuries and returns to work. A bobcat construction company, contractor or subcontractor of any trade can compare insurance rates instantly – and see price examples – at...

Construction accident at FSU kills plumbing subcontractor

A subcontractor died on site following a construction accident at Florida State University’s campus Monday. According to FSUPD, 25-year-old Travis Joseph Miller of Tallahassee was trapped between the building and a moving elevator at the construction site of the new Dorman and Deviney Halls on Woodward Avenue. Police responded to the  construction accident just after noon Monday. Miller was already deceased when first responders arrived. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began a  construction accident investigation of Miller’s death after receiving notification from Culpepper Construction. According to Lindsay Williams, OSHA spokesman, the agency requires contractors to report casualties within eight hours. Investigators arrived on scene and spoke with Miller’s coworkers, managers and other witnesses on scene. Miller was a plumber working as a subcontractor for Culpepper Construction. Culpepper has been under OSHA review 9 times since July 2004. Most recently, complaints were filed against the contractor for worker falls in February with no citations filed. OSHA filed three violations against Culpepper for eyewear, ladder and various training violations in 2010 with a $2,925 settlement fine. Read more on fsunews.com. Which commercial insurance coverage might be used for this type of  claim? Could easily be workers compensation – but also could be general liability. From the owner of the building, to the general contractor – to the subcontractor’s company – all may need general liability coverage in place for this  construction accident...

Backhoe Construction Worker Hospitalized After Accident

A backhoe construction subcontractor working for a general contractor on a mile-long resurfacing project in Waterford, Michigan suffered a serious leg injury at the Oakland County worksite. Emergency crews said the worker was struck during backhoe construction and sustained a serious injury to one leg. Police are investigating to determine if the if driver was impaired, and if backhoe had a warning device. Read more at www.theoaklandpress.com General contractors are required by insurance to ensure that each and every subcontrator provides a certificate of insurance naming the general as additional insured. General contractors should also require proof of workers compensation or a letter of exemption before allowing subcontractors on a job site. Workers compensation insurance will be needed for this accident, and general liability may also come into play if the accident is litigated.   Shop for low cost backhoe construction insurance and instant price estimates online at...

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What is a Contractor Risk Retention Group?

Definition of Contractor RRG A Contractor Risk Retention Group is a self-insurance plan – or group captive insurer – operating under the auspices of the Risk Retention Act (RRA) of 1986 that can cover all the liability exposures – other than workers compensation exposures, of its owners. Contractor RRG companies allow members who engage in construction activities to write liability insurance for all or any portion of the exposures of group members, excluding first party coverages, such as property, worker’s compensation and personal lines, such as home, auto and recreational vehicles. Authorization under the federal statute allows a group to be chartered in one state, but able to engage in the business of insurance in all states – subject to certain specific and limited restrictions. The Federal Act preempts state law in many significant ways, therefore RRGs are not subject to the individual state laws that would otherwise prohibit the formation of group captives or make it difficult to form or operate them. Contractor Risk Retention Group Advantages: Avoidance of multiple state filing and licensing requirements. Member control over risk and litigation management issues. Establishment of stable market for coverage and rates. Elimination of market residuals. Exemption from countersignature laws for agents and brokers. No expense for fronting fees. Unbundling of services. Disadvantages: Risks are limited to liability insurance. Not permitted to write outside business. No guaranty fund availability for members. May not be able to comply with proof of financial responsibility laws. While the Exchange was promulgated as a Lloyd s-type facility, what has evolved is a group of individual underwriting syndicates, utilizing the authorities earned by the Exchange, to provide capacity in a wide variety...

Preferred Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, LLC Downgraded by A.M. Best

From marketwatch.com: OLDWICK, N.J., Jul 25, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to B (Fair) from B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating to “bb” from “bbb-” for Preferred Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, LLC (PCIC) (Billings, MT). The outlook for both ratings has been revised to negative from stable. If this report effects your policy or your certificate of insurance requirements, please visit LiveRate® for Contractor Insurance for other price rate comparisons with many providers of contractor insurance coverage. The ratings reflects Preferred Contractors deteriorating risk-adjusted capitalization and uncertainty surrounding its volatile operating performance given the multiple and significant changes in reinsurance arrangements in recent years. These concerns are amplified by the sizable adverse loss-reserve development recorded during 2013 on prior accident years, sizable growth since 2011 and relatively weak management controls. The negative outlook on the ratings reflects A.M. Best’s concerns regarding the adequacy of the company’s loss reserves, relatively weak capitalization and uncertainty over future underwriting and operating results. (read more) Compare Preferred Contractors Insurance Company...