Pat Wielinski Authors Fifth Edition of Insurance for Defective Construction

In this new edition of his book, Pat draws on 38 years of practice representing owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties in disputes over insurance coverage for defective work. Since the publication of the first edition in 2000, it has been relied upon by construction, insurance and legal professionals, particularly as a source for the historical development of key policy provisions and concepts relevant to present day claims.  The current edition contains over 600 pages of updated or new analysis, including wrap up insurance programs, builders risk coverage, contractual liability coverage, right to repair proceedings as “suits” under the CGL policy, allocation approaches, non-cumulation, pre-existing injury endorsements, rip and tear, breach of contract endorsements and the ongoing construction defect as occurrence debate, including the final rejection of Weedo v. Sone-E-Brick.

Insurance for Defective Construction, Fifth Edition, is available through International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) in both online and print editions.  The online version is updated periodically by means of a fifty state survey of new cases addressing CGL coverage for defective work. For further information, see the following links to the website:

Of course, feel free to contact Pat directly. 

Pat Wielinski
Principal – Dallas/Fort Worth
(817) 635-3620
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