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Rainier Square Tower’s Composite Steel Frame Called a Game-Changer

A team in earthquake-prone Seattle is daring to deliver an 850-ft-tall “proof of concept” for a composite structural-steel frame, instead of a steel frame around a reinforced concrete core. For...
Blog

New year, new dress code?

Although this article is targeted to golfers, it makes us think about our new firm, how we present ourselves in the “business world”, and standards for our employees.  What’s your...
Blog

StempleCrites presenting at RIMS Risk Forum – Middle East

Mark is honored to be selected to present at the upcoming RIMS Risk Forum – Middle East, 11-12 December at the Hyatt Regency Creek Dubai Heights in Dubai, UAE.  His...
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Atlanta’s First Modular Apartments To Open Downtown

For the first time, an Atlanta apartment building will be constructed in a factory far away, shipped to the city and assembled in an effort to build more affordable housing...
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Harvey will hammer Texas’ already stretched building industry

Texas’ already tight housing market is going to feel a bigger pinch as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The damage from the storm will add to shortages of labor and...
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Insurer wins tornado damage dispute

The Cincinnati Insurance Co. has prevailed in litigation with a policyholder over the value of a claim in connection with a building destroyed by a tornado. On Dec. 31, 2010,...
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Can you explain the process by which your insurable values are currently calculated?

When posed with the question around methodology, “how were the values reported in your Statement of Values (“SOV”) calculated”, risk managers, brokers, and property placement specialists, generally come back with...
News, Weather

2017 Hurricane forecast calls for above-normal season in the Atlantic

Last Updated May 25, 2017 4:27 PM EDT MIAMI — Warm ocean waters could fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, while storm-suppressing El Nino conditions are expected to be scarce,...
News, Risk

Running with Risk

by Morgan O’Rourke | June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am When I was 12 or 13 years old, I ran in my first competitive race, a neighborhood 5K that had...
Blog

Introducing StempleCrites LLC

After working together at various companies over the past 20 years, Mark Crites and Jeff Stemple are excited to launch into the next phase of their careers with the formation...