AGC is holding a webinar series about Construction Risk Management. GBCA members are AGC members and receive the Member Price for AGC activities.

Three-Part Construction Risk Management WebEd Series

September 27, 2018 | October 4, 2018 | October 11, 2018 | Starting at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
Member Price: $149 (Bundle) ⁄ $79 (Single Session)
Non-Member Price: $199 (Bundle) ⁄ $99 (Single Session)

Learn how to protect your business from top construction risks – environmental contamination/spills, fraudulent email scams and subcontractor defaults – with advice from top industry experts. This WebEd series will help you identify the potential pitfalls and provide practical guidance on insurance, bonding and risk management for all of your construction projects.

Register for all three webinars!


How to Identify Pollution Liabilities and Risk Transfer Solutions Throughout the Construction Life Cycle

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

This session is designed to help environmental managers and risk managers recognize the various pollution exposure they may face throughout the construction life cycle, provoke questions they should be asking of the owner/developer, and suggest mechanisms with which they can manage pollution risk either via insurance, their contracts or best practices.


  • Sharon Burger, VP & Environmental Practice Leader, IMA Financial Group
    Sharon joined IMA in 2013 as the Environmental Risk Executive and is responsible for the Environmental Practice. Sharon focuses on the design and placement of environmental risk management programs.
  • Dave Liverseed, PG, CHMM, CSP, Evironmental Director, M.A. Mortenson Company
    As the Environmental Director for M. A. Mortenson Company, Dave leads the company’s environmental program including efforts to identify, investigate, and mitigate environmental risks on construction projects throughout the company’s business lines.


Wire Transfer Fraud: Understanding and Insuring the Risk

Thursday, October 4, 2018 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) explain how Business Email Compromise scams are being used to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds — and find out the latest data and trends, per FBI reports. You’ll also get straight information about insurance coverage options, typical coverage disputes and recent federal court decisions. You will walk away with suggestions on self-protection and what to do if you are a victim.


  • Gregory D. Podolak, Partner, Saxe, Doernberger & Vita, P.C.
    Greg has spent his entire career advocating on behalf of policyholders and, over more than a decade, has handled issues involving all lines of coverage.
  • SSA James L. Abbott, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Headquarters
    Supervisory Special Agent James L. Abbott is currently assigned to the Money Laundering, Forfeiture & Bank Fraud Unit (MLFBU), a unit within the FBI Headquarters – Financial Crimes Section, which focuses on mitigating the money laundering facilitation threat, posed by both domestic and international money laundering networks.
  • Dan Etzel, CRIS, Client Executive, Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmerman
    Dan grew up in construction which has led to his deep passion for the people and the industry he serves. He prides himself on getting personally involved in his client’s risk management process and figuring out the tools and people that are needed to make his clients world class.


Subcontractor Bond Forms: The Terms, Conditions and Business Practices that Can Make a Material Difference in How Well Subcontractor Bonds Continue to Meet Industry Needs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

This session will focus on the bonds that many general contractors continue to consider the best way to guarantee their subcontractors’ performance and will explore the bond forms and business practices that both promise and suggest that the answer is “yes.”


  • Courtney Walker, Senior Vice President of Surety, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
    Ms. Walker has extensive experience in the underwriting and risk analysis for large construction projects, has developed Private Public Partnership (“P3”) bond forms and has spoken on the topic of P3’s as an alternative delivery method for construction and more.
  • Stan Halliday, CPCU, AFSB, Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance
    Stan has significant experience underwriting large complex contractors and projects, including underwriting most of the major infrastructure and building projects in North America over the last fifteen years.
  • Robert Majerus, Vice President & General Counsel, Hensel Phelps
    Robert (Bob) P. Majerus joined Hensel Phelps in 2006 and serves as Vice President and General Counsel. He has overall responsibility for contractual and legal matters for the Greeley, Colorado-based organization. Prior to joining Hensel Phelps, Bob was a trial attorney for a private law firm.
  • Stacy Hipsak Goetz, Regional Vice President – Midwest, Liberty Mutual Surety
    Stacy began her career in surety as an associate in the surety & fidelity practice group of the Chicago law firm Tressler, LLP, representing several surety companies. She has presented at numerous surety conferences and seminars and she has co-authored articles on various surety-related topics.