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Understanding the Insurance and Indemnity Language in your Construction Contract
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This interactive session will provide a review of a variety of insurance-related issues that can occur on a construction project. CEUs: Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.1 Continuing Education Units, 1 CCM Renewal Point or 1 AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit.

When: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Construction Institute
260 Girard Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Presenter: Stella Szantova Giordano, Attorney, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Contact: Chris Kullstroem

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Understanding the Insurance and Indemnity Language

in your Construction Contract



Insurance requirements and indemnity language are found in every construction contract, but they are often misunderstood or overlooked. In this program, you will learn why they are in the contract and what they obligate you (or the parties you require them from) to do. We will review specific examples of good and bad language, and discuss real-life implications (including recent claims and case law) of how insurance requirements and indemnity provisions can affect property damage or bodily injury claims on a project.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand most commonly used insurance and indemnity language in construction contracts, including AIA form contracts
  • Learn to evaluate the specifics of the insurance requirements to make sure your company’s insurance is in compliance
  • Examine examples of troublesome contract language and learn how to negotiate around them
  • Learn to appreciate the impact of insurance and indemnity contractual language in the event of a construction defect of a construction site injury claim



Stella Szantova Giordano, Attorney, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.

Stella Szantova Giordano is passionate about finding solutions for her clients, and to secure the best possible outcome for them. She assists clients with a variety of coverage issues and advises on risk transfer strategies. She is a member of the firm’s Cyber Coverage practice group, with a particular focus on US-EU data transfer issues.

While attending law school, Stella served on the Quinnipiac Law Review. She also externed at Henkel, an international consumer goods manufacturer, drafting and negotiating procurement contracts. There, she learned how important proper insurance coverage is for a business, and how to properly shift risk from the clients to vendors.


In 2015, Stella was the vice-chair of the Community Involvement committee of HYPE (Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs) where she organized hands-on volunteer and community service events. She was also a member of HYPE’s Executive Committee. She lives in Ridgefield, CT with her husband; loves traveling, cooking, and theater; speaks Slovakian, Czech, Russian, German, and recently started learning Spanish.


Members: $40 / Non-Members: $65

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Continuing Educational Credit

Construction Institute is an AIA Registered Provider and a CCM Recertification Point Provider.  


Course attendees are eligible to receive 0.1 Continuing Education Units, 1 CCM Renewal Point, and/or 1 AIA Continuing Education Learning Unit, verified through certificates of attendance, which are sent to participants after completion of workshop and assessment.


Course attendees wishing to receive AIA Continuing Education Learning Units and/or CCM Renewal Points should check in at the sign-in desk and fill out the appropriate attendance form(s) to receive credit.





For more information

For questions, contact Chris Kullstroem at



Innovator Level




Pen Sponsor


Partner Level

AKF Group, LLC   ARCADIS   Bartlett Brainard Eacott, Inc.
Innovative Engineering Services, LLC   Peterson Engineering Group, LLC
Saxe Doernberger & Vita, PC.  Siemens

Facilitator Level

Blakeslee Prestress Consulting Engineering Services |  F+F Mechanical, Inc.

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