Insurance industry takes ‘more holistic view’ to preservation of the building versus life

timber frame

Using timber within construction is a greener solution for the environment, despite it being combustible and - in turn - higher risk. However, since the insurance industry is now taking a ’more holistic view’, should it also start thinking ‘out of the box’ to address these risks?

The insurance industry is leading a more holistic view around the preservation of buildings as well as the preservation of life.

This is according to Andrew Carpenter, chief executive at the Structural Timber Association, speaking during Insurance Times’s webinar last week – ‘Are insurers preventing the construction sector from hitting its 2050 net zero targets?’

Read more…

(If you’re already a subscriber, please sign in here.)

Get access with a 14-day free trial

This article is usually available exclusively to subscribers.

Subscribe for full access - Take out a print and online or online only subscription

For a limited period, you can enjoy all the benefits of an online subscription free for 14 days. Sign up now to read this article in full and to enjoy unlimited access to premium online content, a digital edition of the latest issue, plus an online archive of back issues.

Also, as a registered user, you will be able to -

  • Access unlimited breaking industry news as it happens
  • Sign up to a choice of daily and weekly newsletters

Register to view free premium content