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President to Address Standard of Care Design Issues at 2017 AGC Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management

Hamilton, NJ, December 22, 2016 --( Jeff Slivka, President of New Day Underwriting Managers LLC, a leading specialty intermediary of environmental and construction-related professional liability insurance coverages, will join a panel of insurance and legal experts to discuss the expanding standard of care in design/build contracts at the 2017 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management. Hosted January 30 to February 1, 2017 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) at theRitz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, the event is dedicated to exploring risk management trends, practices and experiences throughout the entire construction process.

“Contractor responsibilities have become increasingly complex in today’s design/build environment,” says Slivka. “Many project owners are increasingly looking for the most efficient and equitable methods for transferring the uninsurable risks related to design or professional service errors. As a result, the construction industry needs to understand the consequences of accepting risk without the proper risk management strategies in place. This panel will highlight the rewards and challenges associated with design/build projects as well as the alternatives for insuring against costly and timely errors and omissions.”

Scheduled for Tuesday, January 31, Slivka will be joined by leading industry experts in the discussion titled Climate Change: Where and How Design-Build Contracts Are Requiring General Contractors and Construction Managers to More Than Meet the Standard of Care for the Designs They Provide. The session will begin by reviewing the contract terms and conditions that increasingly seek to hold design-builders liable for any and all design defects – whether negligent or not. It will then highlight how these agreements depart from historical norms, while offering tactical recommendations for reducing or limiting risk. This includes discussing the insurance products currently available to protect contractors from financial loss as well as the catastrophic problems that can actually ruin businesses.

For more information on the 2017 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management please visit

To reach Jeff Slivka for more information on his AGC presentation please contact New Day Underwriting Managers at 609-298-3516 or visit

About New Day Underwriting Managers LLC
New Day Underwriting Managers LLC is a specialty resource for agents and brokers, assisting them and their clients find appropriate, high-quality environmental and construction-related professional liability insurance coverages. The company offers agents and brokers single-point access to an ample portfolio of products and services provided by the nation's largest environmental and professional liability insurance providers. More information about the company is available on their website at
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