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Builder’s Risk Insurance – Do’s and Don’ts for Project Owners
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This 1-hour workshop will provide a detailed overview of builder’s risk policies and how they protect 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, February 13, 2018
NOON to 1:00 PM
Where: Construction Institute
260 Girard Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut  06105
United States
Presenter: Theresa A. Guertin, Partner, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
Contact: Laura Eldredge

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Builder's Risk Insurance - Do's and Don'ts for Project Owners

(RESCHEDULED to February 13, 2018)



This workshop will provide a detailed overview of builder’s risk policies and how they protect a construction project. It will provide a comprehensive look at a builder’s risk policy from inception through the end of the project, and discuss potential issues at every stage of the process. 


This workshop is particularly geared towards project owners, owner reps, project managers, and insurance brokers who issue builder’s risk policies.


Learning Objectives

  • Gain in-depth understanding of builder’s risk coverage, from shopping for the right insurance policy through the claims process
  • Understand how builder’s risk insurance operates, what risks it covers, and how it interacts with other types of project-specific insurance
  • Learn to avoid claims for “failure to procure adequate insurance”


Theresa A. Guertin, Partner, Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C.


Theresa Guertin has spent her entire career advocating on behalf of policyholders.One of her main focuses is on giving clients the most current, practical perspective on the risk management issues they encounter. Theresa handles issues involving all lines of coverage, and frequently works with SDV’s contractor and broker clients to help spot potential problems in policies before they are issued and help negotiate better terms in policies at renewals.


Theresa has a particular interest in helping clients develop airtight contractual risk transfer provisions, and has extensive experience in developing and rewriting insurance procurement language to meet the changes demands of the insurance and construction industries. She has worked with owner/developers,general contractors, construction managers, and large subcontractors to understand what they are requiring and what they are promising, and to make sure they are getting the insurance they need for their particular project.


Theresa is admitted in multiple state and federal jurisdictions, and last year was admitted to argue before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in a major dispute involving workers’ compensation insurance issued through a wrap-up insurance program. Theresa has been named to the New England Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list for two consecutive years (2015-2016). She is active in the Insurance Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association as the Legislative Liaison for the second consecutive term and, in that role, stays abreast of all new legislation concerning insurance in Connecticut.


Theresa and her husband live in Waterbury, Connecticut with their son, who was born in 2012. She admits to a lifelong passion for writing, which she uses to give clear, plain-English advice to clients, unburdened by legalese, cutting right to the important issues that her clients are concerned about.


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.





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For questions, contact Laura Eldredge at



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