Second Edition: Construction Defects and Insurance Part Three Now Available

Construction Defects and Insurance Volume Three Second Edition


Construction defects have grown into one of the most active areas of litigation in the United States.

Construction Defects and Insurance Volume Three Second Edition: The Commercial General Liability Policy the Construction Defect Policy; CGL Policy Format and Structure; Exclusions to CGL Insurance by [Barry Zalma]This, the third volume of the eight volume multi-volume treatise on construction defects and insurance 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 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.

Construction Defects & Insurance addresses a wide range of topics associated with this escalating and expensive problem. 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 who has testified nationally in state and federal courts.

In this 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 prosecuting or defending suits alleging construction defects or insurance claims relating to construction defects.

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.

This, the third volume of Construction Defects & Insurance, includes materials concerning:

  • The Commercial General Liability Policy the Construction Defect Policy
  • CGL Policy Format and Structure
  • Exclusions to CGL Insurance
  • Claims Made Provisions
  • Coverage After Project is Completed
  • Additional Insured Endorsements
  • Failure of Agent or Broker to Obtain Insurance Requested
  • Contractor’s Pollution Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Construction Related Exclusions
  • Deductibles, Self-Insured-Retention & Coinsurance
  • Public Insurance Adjusters
  • Certificates of Insurance
  • Builders Risk Insurance
  • Obligations of a Condominium Association
  • Surety, Performance and Payment Bond Claims
  • Flood Insurance

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© 2022 – 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.

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You can contact Mr. Zalma at, https://www,, and . Mr. Zalma is the first recipient of the first annual Claims Magazine/ACE Legend Award.

You may find interesting the podcast “Zalma On Insurance” at;  you can follow Mr. Zalma on Twitter at; you should  see Barry Zalma’s videos on YouTube-; or videos on Go to the Insurance Claims Library – The last two issues of ZIFL are available at 


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