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Second Edition of Volume I and II now Available at Amazon.com

“Construction Defects and Insurance Volume One Second Edition”

Construction Defects and Insurance Volume One Second Edition: The Structure, The Construction Contract, and Construction Defect Insurance. by [Barry Zalma]Construction defects have grown into one of the most active areas of litigation in the United States.

This Second Edition of a multi-volume treatise is the newest addition to Barry Zalma’s insurance claims books that thoroughly explain how to identify construction defects, how to insure, investigate, prosecute, and defend cases that result from construction defect claims.

Barry Zalma, has more than 55 years’ practical experience in this area. He is a highly sought after consultant and insurance claims handling expert witness nationally by both lawyers representing policyholders and lawyers representing insurers.
In this, the first volume of the eight volume treatise he has also provided checklists that walk the reader through an analysis of construction defects, the process of purchasing and later invoking construction defect insurance, and what is necessary to prosecute or defend a construction defect lawsuit. The books also include helpful sample forms to assist in the identification of defects and numerous case studies to illustrate the state of litigation.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09N9TP4V6Thorough, yet practical, this series of books form the ideal guide for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the construction industry, construction defect claims, construction defect litigation, construction defect insurance or the practice of law with regard to construction defect litigation.

Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense; both policyholder and insurer), and business owners will benefit greatly from the multiple volumes. It is also the perfect resource for insurance educators, trainers, and students whose role requires an understanding of construction defect law and construction insurance law.

This publication is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, or other professional service. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional person should be sought.

This, the first volume of Construction Defects & Insurance Second Edition, includes materials concerning:

  1. Overview
  2. The Structure,
  3. The Construction Contract
  4. Plans and Specifications
  5. The Property Inspections
  6. Construction Experts Used in Construction Defect Suits
  7. Ethics in Construction
  8. Commercial Leases
  9. Appendix 1 – Sample State Contract
  10. Appendix 2 – Sample Owners Association Contractor Rules and Regulations
  11. Checklist One – The Structure
  12. Checklist Two – Plans and Specifications
  13. Checklist Three – The Property Inspection
  14. Checklist Four – The Construction Contract

Available as a hard cover, a paperback and as a Kindle Book

“Construction Defect and Insurance Volume Two Second Edition”

The Defects and Understanding Construction Defects Insurance and Underwriting

Construction defects have grown into one of the most active areas of litigation in the United States.
This multi-volume series is the newest addition to Barry Zalma’s insurance claims books that thoroughly explain how to identify construction defects, how to insure, investigate, prosecute, and defend cases that result from construction defect claims.
Written by nationally-renowned expert, Barry Zalma, Construction Defects & Insurance Volume Two Second Edition is designed to help property owners, developers, builders, contractors, subcontractors, insurers, lenders, risk managers and lawyers avoid construction litigation, confidently and rapidly resolve claims associated with construction defect issues, or litigate construction defect litigation.
The Treatise, Construction Defects & Insurance addresses a wide range of topics associated with this escalating and expensive problem. As you read through the eight volumes and pages, you will find comprehensive insights into:

  • The construction process
  • Risks to be managed
  • What is required in an application for insurance protecting the insured against the risks of loss anticipated from construction
  • How to acquire the correct and complete construction insurance
  • How insurers underwrite against construction defect claims
  • How insurers decide to insure/not insure
  • Confronting losses caused by construction defects
  • Litigation or alternative dispute resolution of construction defect claims

Barry Zalma, has more than 54 years’ practical experience in this area. He is a highly sought after consultant and insurance claims handling expert witness nationally.
In this the second volume of the series of books he has also provided checklists that walk the reader through an analysis of construction defects, the process of purchasing and later invoking construction defect insurance, and what is necessary to prosecute or defend a construction defect lawsuit. The books also include helpful sample forms to assist in the identification of defects and numerous case studies to illustrate the state of litigation.
Thorough, yet practical, this series of books form the ideal guide for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the construction industry, construction defect insurance or the legal practice.
Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), and business owners will benefit greatly from the multiple volumes. It is also the perfect resource for insurance educators, trainers, and students whose role requires an understanding of construction defect law and construction insurance law.
As you read through Volume Two of Construction Defects and Insurance Volume Two Second Edition, you will find comprehensive — yet comprehensible — coverage of key topics, including:
This is the second volume of Construction Defects & Insurance Second Edition and covers:

  • Overview
  • The Defects
  • Mold or Fungi
  • Structural Failure
  • Understanding Insurance and Underwriting Claims Handling
  • Underwriting How an Insurer Decides to Insure or Not Insure
  • Checklist 1 The Defects
  • Checklist 2 Understanding Insurance
  • Checklist 3 Purchasing Insurance
  • Construction Acronyms

Available as a paperback  and a Kindle book  Available as a hardcover 

All of Barry Zalma’s books are available at Zalma’s Insurance Claims Library https://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/


© 2021 – Barry Zalma

Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE, now limits his practice to service as an insurance consultant specializing in insurance coverage, insurance claims handling, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud almost equally for insurers and policyholders.

He also serves as an arbitrator or mediator for insurance related disputes. He practiced law in California for more than 44 years as an insurance coverage and claims handling lawyer and more than 54 years in the insurance business.

Subscribe to Excellence in Claims Handling at https://barryzalma.substack.com/welcome.

He is available at http://www.zalma.com and zalma@zalma.com. Mr. Zalma is the first recipient of the first annual Claims Magazine/ACE Legend Award. Over the last 53 years Barry Zalma has dedicated his life to insurance, insurance claims and the need to defeat insurance fraud. He has created the following library of books and other materials to make it possible for insurers and their claims staff to become insurance claims professionals.

Go to training available at https://claimschool.com; articles at https://zalma.substack.com,  the podcast Zalma On Insurance at https://anchor.fm/barry-zalma;  Follow Mr. Zalma on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bzalma; Go to Barry Zalma videos at https://www.rumble.com/zalma ; Go to Barry Zalma on YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCysiZklEtxZsSF9DfC0Expg; Go to the Insurance Claims Library – https://zalma.com/blog/insurance-claims-library/  The last two issues of ZIFL are available at https://zalma.com/zalmas-insurance-fraud-letter-2/  podcast now available at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/zalma-on-insurance/id1509583809?uo=4

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