Meet the Authors – Mass Timber Insurance Playbook

Date: Wednesday 21st June 2023   Time: 17:00-19:00   Location: Zurich Insurance, 70 Mark Lane, London, EC3R 7NQ

An opportunity to meet the authors of the Mass Timber Insurance Playbook at an in-person networking event hosted by Zurich Insurance in London.

The new guidance released this May aims to enable a collaborative approach between construction teams and insurers, opening the door to more equitable insurance for mass timber buildings.

Mass timber has the potential to reduce the embodied impact of construction versus more conventional materials such as concrete and steel. It is strong and light, and as a natural material, has a strong aesthetic appeal. But, especially since the Grenfell disaster, mass timber projects have sometimes faced difficulty securing insurance.

The Mass Timber Insurance Playbook  is a direct response to the challenges developers have faced, providing guidance for all parties involved in arranging insurance – for both development and operation of projects.

The Playbook was written by insurance and building resilience specialists, to help stakeholders in the insurance and construction industries to understand each others’ priorities and language. The aim is to enable constructive communication, to help overcome gaps in understanding that sometimes hold back mass timber construction.


17:00 Registration and networking drinks

17:30 Welcome from our event hosts – Robert Innes, Construction and Power Generation Risk Engineering Team Leader, Zurich Insurance

17:35 Welcome from Marsh – Kate Fairhead, Senior Vice President, Marsh

17:40 Welcome from ASBP and introduction to the Playbook – Simon Corbey, Director, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

17:45 Q&A with Mass Timber Insurance Playbook authors – Jim Glockling, Glockling Consulting and Philip Callow, Mass Timber Risk Consulting

18:10 Drinks and networking

19:00 Close

Key details

Date: Wednesday 21st June 2023

Time: 17:00-19:00

Location: Zurich Insurance, 70 Mark Lane, London, EC3R 7NQ

Fees: Free, registration essential. Limited availability.

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