Aon to host construction risk seminar in Glasgow


PROFESSIONAL services firm Aon plc is set to host the first in a series of construction risk seminars in Scotland.

Aimed at construction managers, project managers, architects, designers, health and safety specialists, finance directors, and construction consultants, the seminar will hear from risk management, insurance and legal experts from Aon, Zurich and DAC Beachcroft.

The focus of the first event will include sustainable construction methods, which will see the panel explore the use of timber and offer advice for reducing risk of fire, water damage and theft through clever design and careful project management.

The session will also cover issues surrounding under insurance, building regulations, contractual scrutiny, and examine case studies outlining lessons learned from large losses faced by contractors in recent years.

Gavin Carson, regional MD for Aon in Scotland, said mitigating the risks associated with the use of timber in construction would allow contractors and clients to benefit from the sustainability and supply chain positives that the use of sustainable materials offers.

“People want to use timber due to the sustainability credentials it presents,” he said. “Contractors are also keen because price and availability have remained more stable than some other construction products, and it is more efficient.

“Hearing the unique perspective of the insurers themselves during this session will, therefore, provide guests with valuable insight into what they need to do in order to deliver on the green agenda whilst ensuring they effectively manage risks.”

Speakers will include Aon’s Alex Whitters, a construction risk specialist from the Edinburgh office; Dominick Rodgers, Lorna Beaton and Robert Innes from Zurich Insurance; and Jilly Petrie, partner in construction at DAC Beachcroft.

The event is being held at Aon’s office in 60 York Street Glasgow on Wednesday November 30 from 8.30-10.30am. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session and guests will be invited to stay for networking and a light breakfast.

Entry is free but all guests must be pre-registered as places are limited. To join Aon for the event please register here:  Aon Construction Breakfast Registration.