This episode of A.M.BestTV explores how insurers and risk
managers face a host of new technology, underwriting and safety
challenges as building construction around the world soars to new height
Hugh Burgess, president and CEO of Allianz Global Corporate &
Specialty SE, Americas Region, and Manfred Schneider, Head of
Engineering North America, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE are
both featured in this episode.
Burgess and Schneider address the issues that have arisen concerning new
height construction. "The heighten degree of uncertainty is
substantial," said Burgess. "Structural engineering concerns have
increased tremendously," adds Schneider. Furthermore, both men spoke
about the upsurge in financial costs, design and construction
liabilities, flood coverage, greater workmen safety and fire risks, as
well as the increase risk of terrorism attacks in certain areas of the
world. So the question insurers are asking is: How high is up?
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