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23CE - Heritage Structures- Lessons from Claims

08 May 2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

1.5 ConEd Learning Hours

This session will be offered again Friday, May 9, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Course outline

Heritage structures often demand unique architectural requirements and present special claims.

The Claims Managers from Pro-Demnity Insurance Company will review several interesting claims that will illustrate different liability and insurance issues created by the architectural requirements for Heritage structures.  You will be shown how complex a claim may become and what is needed to defend you.

Learning Objective:

In this presentation, the Pro-Demnity Insurance team will:

  • Review Claims Process
  • Explore Heritage Building Case Studies
  • Discuss some of the architectural considerations for heritage structures and the problems these may present.

Pro-Demnity Insurance encourages you to attend this interactive presentation by a team of Pro-Demnity Insurance Claims Professionals. The presentation will include question and answer periods.


David Croft OAA, FRAIC:Mr. Croft is the Vice President of Claims at Pro-Demnity Insurance Company for over 20 years.  He specializes in large or complex claims and is responsible for forming the current Claims department procedures.  Prior to joining Pro-Demnity Insurance, Mr. Croft held executive positions at a large US Construction Company building tower buildings, residential condominiums and shopping centers.  He was also a partner in an architectural firm for over 16 years designing a wide range of buildings.  Mr. Croft was a “Theme Designer” at EXPO 67 and designed science exhibits for RCA and General Electric.

David Gillespie:Mr. Gillespie is the Deputy Claims Manager, Senior Architect at Pro-Demnity Insurance Company for over 9 years.  He comes to Pro-Demnity Insurance from having been a sole practitioner in Ireland for 3 years and a partner and sole practitioner in Ontario for 22 years.  He has Regional Design Awards in both Ireland and Canada and has experience in institutional, commercial, residential and educational projects in Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the United States.  He also has experience as a mediator, dispute conciliator and as an expert witness.