Engineers Professional Indemnity Insurance
All Construction professionals are facing significant challenges in securing Professional Indemnity cover at reasonable rates or even cover at all, due to the contraction in the Professional Indemnity Insurance Market
Civil works to embankment
Collapsed due to unstable subsurface conditions not being detected by geotechnical engineer. Settled for £500,000.
Faulty aid conditioning design
The insured designed and supervised the installation of the building services in an office block. Operational difficulties became apparent with the air-conditioning, allegedly due to a design fault. Amount paid: £150,000
Design of heating system in factory
Refurbishment proved inadequate following miscalculations. Extra units required, costing £29,000.
Breaches of building regulations
Claim filed against the engineer and eight other parties on the contract. This approach used by Claimant’s Solicitor incurred significant costs even though claim was successfully defended.
Refurbishment of noise test facility
Contract terminated citing delays due to design inadequacies, requiring complete re-fabrication to comply with pressure-equipment regulations. Claim: £1,500,000.