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Tall Wood Buildings: Performance & Protection


Curriculum: Adjusting Property

Monday 1:30 - 3:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

Stephen Quarles, Chief Scientist, IBHS
Dwayne Sloan, Manager-Building Materials, UL LLC

  • Assess the current state of mass timber (heavy timber) construction in the United States and Canada
  • Review current code specifications and the large scale tests already in place with heavy timber construction
  • Describe the two code processes developing specific requirements for these structures - National Fire protection Association (NFPA) and the International Code Council (ICC)
  • Scan current large scale research fire testing to understand the contribution of the mass timber to a compartment’s fuel load
  • Evaluate the impact these structures present to responding fire suppression teams
  • Time Element: Gross Earnings vs Gross Profit


    Curriculum: Commercial Time Element Losses

    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Andrew T. Clark, CPA CFE, Vice President, Meaden & Moore
    Christopher Wilkie, MBA, AIC, SCLA, GRP, Executive General Adjuster, Zurich Financial Services NA

  • Review the customary Gross Earnings and Gross Profit insuring agreements and identify the differences between the two time element approaches
  • Examine the potential challenges of each time element measurement approach
  • Review examples of the application of each time element measurement approach
  • Explore customary extra expense issues in time element losses under each measurement approach
  • Time Element: When Disaster Strikes … Next Door


    Curriculum: Commercial Time Element Losses

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00

    James Chin, JD, Shareholder, Carlton Fields
    Glenn Ricciardelli, CPA, Partner, Matson Driscoll & Damico, LLP
    Joe Slane, Executive Vice President, SLG, Engle Martin & Associates

  • Identify common coverage issues that arise with time element claims under Off Premises Power / Civil Authority / Ingress Egress coverage
  • Explore how business income and extra expense coverage responds to time element claims under Off Premises Power / Civil Authority / Ingress Egress coverage
  • Examine the investigation and accounting challenges unique to time element claims under Off Premises Power / Civil Authority / Ingress Egress coverage
  • Evaluate potential coverage limitations under various loss scenarios, as well as pertinent case law
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluating Claims


    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    Monday 3:30 - 5:00
    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00

    David R. Price, PhD, President, The Forensic Network
    Robert S. Stickley, Eaq, Founder, Stickley Law, LLC

  • Describe what constitutes a mild traumatic brain injury, moderate traumatic brain injury, and severe traumatic brain injury
  • Identify what records and documents are needed for appropriate brain injury evaluation
  • Distinguish the prognosis for recovery from mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injuries
  • Evaluate the high probability of fraud and malingering in mild traumatic brain injury claims
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