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The Cost of Ignorance in Structural Engineering

March 31, 2013 Dr. Farhood Nowzartash

From the seven ancient wonders of the world, the only one left standing today is the Pyramid of Khufu in the Egyptian desert. Any man-made environment is destined to vanish eventually, but we are convinced that buildings will stand forever.

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Property Loss Trends

December 1, 2012 Glenn Gibson

How recent court decisions may affect adjusters

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Marketplace

November 2, 2012 by Canadian Underwriter

CANADIAN MARKET Net income up, loss ratios down  Financial results for the Canadian property and casualty insurance sector improved during the first six months of 2012 improved over the same period in 2011, new figures from MSA Research Inc. show.

Deborah M. Luthi, President, Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
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Creating New Approaches to Risk

August 1, 2012 David Gambrill, Senior Editor

Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) president Deborah M. Luthi sees opportunity for creativity in risk management.

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The Big Squeeze

July 31, 2012 Craig Harris

Consolidation in the property and casualty insurance industry has had a massive impact on independent adjusters in several ways – claims volume, pricing, national contracts and procurement models. Firms ranging from small shops to regional players to national (or multinational) companies are adapting quickly with a combination of new and proven strategies.

Kate Stillwell
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Forewarned is Forearmed

March 1, 2012 Kate Stillwell, Product Manager, Earthquake Products, EQECAT Inc.

Current research suggests giant earthquakes happen in “clusters,” which may change the way earthquake risk management is approached.

Dale Rempel
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Sowing Seeds

September 1, 2011 Vanessa Mariga, Associate Editor

Incoming IBAC president Dale Rempel seeks to cultivate positive relationships with legislators as a key part of nurturing the broker channel.

Michael Baxter
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Moves & Views

September 1, 2011 by Canadian Underwriter

Credit scoring should be banned throughout Canada, according to more than half (58%) of respondents to www.canadianunderwriter.ca‘s latest online poll. Of the 163 respondents, 42% said “no” to an all-out ban on the use of credit scoring in Canada. Greg

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Lifelong Learning

December 1, 2010 Vanessa Mariga, Associate Editor

When Tina Gardiner received the prestigious 2010 Donald M. Stuart Award, she joined the ranks of those she considers to be mentors and teachers.

Ken Arthurs, Managing Director, Zone Leader, Central Canada Region, Marsh Canada Limited
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Crowded House

August 1, 2010 Ken Arthurs

Canada’s relatively economic stability is attracting new players to the Canadian market.

Angelique Magi, National Director, Transportation, Zurich Canada
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In it for the Long Haul

May 1, 2010 Angelique Magi

Insurers looking to make a buck in North American commercial trucking lines should prepare for a number of long-term challenges before taking the plunge.

Dan Steere, CEO, GreenRoad
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Illuminating Driver Safety

February 1, 2010 Dan Steere, CEO, GreenRoad

How red-yellow-green LED technology is helping to change driving behaviours and develop safer drivers.