Pat Wielinski Authors Sixth Edition of Insurance for Defective Construction

In 2000 Pat Wielinski published Insurance for Defective Construction with International Risk Management Institute (IRMI). Early editions of the book focused on commercial general liability (CGL) insurance coverage for construction defects, including evolution of the policy forms. They also detailed the raft of coverage litigation surrounding “occurrence,” “property damage” and “business risk” as applied to the property damage exclusions, describing the nationwide efforts of the construction industry to solidify the underwriting intent behind the policy. Subsequent editions have been expanded to update those developments and to include additional issues. The sixth edition continues that expansion with new discussions, including breach of contract exclusions, pros and cons of wrap-up programs, builders risk and subrogation, contractors professional liability, and pollution coverage as impacting insurance and risk management for construction defects. Along the way, Pat offers commentary, analysis and sometimes opinions drawn from over forty years of representing parties in construction coverage disputes and through risk management counseling. The new edition of Insurance for Defective Construction is available for subscription on, IRMI’s website. If you have any questions, please contact Pat at or 817-635-3620.

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