iStockphoto Several construction contractor clients swore affidavits related to their switch to Alliant from Aon. Related Links: Disputed Shift By Insurance Brokers Entangles Contractor Clients A legal struggle between insurance and surety brokerages Aon and Alliant entered a new contentious phase on Jan. 17 as attorneys for both sides clashed in a Manhattan courtroom over e-mailed party invitations. The wrangling over the invitations is the latest episode in a complex battle over the alleged poaching of 60 employees and 100 accounts from Aon by Alliant.Had the party invitations been sent to contractors by a former Aon employee who switched last
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.