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Executive Loss Adjuster - Construction & Engineering

Alex Benson

Executive Loss Adjuster - Construction & Engineering

Biography

Alex read Real Estate Management (General Property Surveying) achieving a first-class degree before joining a leading UK loss adjusting company on their graduate program and subsequently their Executive Adjusting team upon completion of the program.

In 2016, Alex relocated to Hong Kong where he has handled claims for a variety of construction projects and commercial enterprises in both Hong Kong and Macau which have included several major losses arising from material and workmanship defects, typhoon/cyclone damage and machinery breakdown incidents.

Alex has experience in CAR/EAR, DSU/ALOP, Construction Liability, Machinery Breakdown, PAR and Business Interruption across a range of risks including hotels, casinos, ports, airports, railways, theme parks, power stations, waste management facilities and hospitals.

Alex is a Chartered Loss Adjuster as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, is an Associate of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations, holds an RICS accredited surveying degree and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Insurers.

NOTABLE ASSIGNMENTS

  • Complex material and workmanship defects during construction of a hotel & casino resort (multiple claims) – CAR (total in excess of USD 50 Million)
  • Various claims for typhoon damage to hotels & casino resorts – PDBI (total USD 40 Million)
  • Cyclone damage to marine works (three claims) – CAR (total USD 16.5 Million)
  • Machinery breakdown (stock loss) – PDBI (USD 10 Million)
  • Fire damage to a 17-storey residential tower – CAR (USD 9 Million)
  • Catastrophic failure of piston pumps resulting in the breakdown of hydraulic platforms – PDBI (USD 9 Million)
  • Ferris wheel breakdown – PDBI (USD 8 Million)
  • Typhoon damage to landfills and waste treatment facilities including a claim for business interruption derived from the production and sale of landfill gas – PDBI (USD 8 Million)
  • Typhoon/flooding damage to a commercial building – CAR (USD 7.5 Million)
  • Gantry crane collapse – PDBI (USD 2.5 Million)
  • Landslide resulting in the collapse and washout of 15 transmission power lines (USD 2 Million)
  • Flooding of excavation and lateral support (ELS) system – CAR (USD 1.5 Million)
  • Typhoon damage to a power station – CAR (USD 1.5 Million)
  • Various railway claims including defective couplings, a damaged switch rail, replacement of rail lines and overhead power lines – CAR (USD 1.5 Million)
  • Gantry crane fire – PDBI (USD 800 K)
  • Combined Cycle Gas Turbine breakdown – CAR/DSU (USD 550 K)
  • Aquarium sealant failure – CAR (USD 480 K)
  • Water damage to a modular building – CAR (USD 250 K)
  • Water damage to MR Imaging Chamber – CAR (USD 185 K)

Office Address / Contact Information

Unit A, 13/F, Lee & Man Commercial Center
169 Electric Road,
North Point
Hong Kong
Local Time: 03:41 pm
Local Date: 10 August, 2022

Industry Certification

ACILA, AIFAA, Cert. CII, FUEDI-ELAE

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Real Estate Management (RICS Accredited) – First Class

Additional Expertise

Advance Loss of Profit / Delay in Start Up, Building & Construction, Business Interruption, Liability, Machinery Breakdown

Adjuster Experience

9 years 2013