In this June 17, 2015, photo, a worker measures near the remaining wood of an apartment building balcony that collapsed, killing six college students and injuring several others in Berkeley, Calif. The collapse resulted in legislation that creates a working group to recommend ways to construct better balconies and whether the state should collect information on construction malpractice. (Photo: AP /Jeff Chiu, File)

Risk management professionals who are involved in construction projects, especially those for commercial properties, have many concerns but one of the most important is the safety of the building.

Risk managers need to be sure that the building is on a solid foundation and that the materials used are not defective.

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