Pie Presents at West, Central, and East Coast PLRB/LIRB Regional Conferences

Arvada, Colorado (September 4, 2013) – Joe Smith, AIA, and Brian Erickson, P.E., RCC, of Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) will present at the Property Loss Research Bureau and the Liability Insurance Research Bureau (PLRB/LIRB) 2013 Regional Adjusters Conferences which include the Western, Central, and Eastern sessions. Hosted by PLRB/LIRB, the regional conferences offer progressive claims training on current property and liability issues geared towards front line adjusters, supervisors, and managers.

Brian Erickson will represent Pie at the upcoming September 10-11 conference in Des Moines, Iowa and speak on the topic of Emerging Building Products and Features and their Likely Effect on Property Claims. Joe Smith is slated to speak at the October 29-30 conference in Concord, North Carolina.

Presentation highlights will include:

  • Identification of new building products and features likely to be encountered in loss adjustments
  • Review of key resources in the evaluation of new products and features
  • Describe how building codes are addressing these new products and features
  • Identify how scoping and pricing losses may be affected by the introduction of new building products

“Innovations in green (sustainable) design, construction and building codes and standards have had a significant impact on construction methods and materials. As a result, loss claims on sustainable structures and properties are likely to involve new and unfamiliar circumstances, restrictions and requirements that could substantially alter claim adjustment. Insurance professionals will come away from this presentation with a solid understanding the many facets of green construction and how it is already impacting claim resolution and will continue to do so for years to come.” – Joe Smith, AIA

About Joe Smith:

joe_smith-200x300Joe Smith provides clients forensic services involving architectural, structural, civil, and property damage claims. Joe also provides code compliance and code upgrade analyses, repair and rehabilitation design, construction monitoring and quality assurance services, existing property assessments, and design and construction claim litigation support and expert witness services. Before joining Pie, Joe spent nearly twelve years as a construction defect attorney representing Colorado building and home owners. Joe has extensive experience working with and analyzing the work of architects; civil, structural and geotechnical engineers; contractors; estimators; real estate appraisers; real estate salespersons; property managers; and others regularly involved in the design, construction and development industries.

About Brian Erickson:

Brian-Erickson-Smle-120x150Brian Erickson, P.E., RCC, is an expert in building enclosure systems, waterproofing, air and moisture control, and building sciences. He has consulted on a wide array of projects across the nation, with services including technical design reviews, specialized building performance testing, forensic evaluations of failed enclosure and waterproofing systems, repair design, and project management. His project experience ranges from medical training facilities to 53-story high rise curtain wall systems.

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