American Contractors Insurance Group Inc. and IRMI founder Bill McIntyre, left, with Jack Gibson, president & CEO of IRMI and CEO, WebCE Inc., during the opening session at IRMI's Construction Risk Conference in Indianapolis. (Photo: Danielle Ling)

As chairman of American Contractors Insurance Group Inc. and founder of the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI), Bill McIntyre knows more than a thing or two about the boom period being enjoyed right now by the construction industry — and the risks that have become exacerbated with that growth in business opportunity.

Sincerely committing to safer work sites, he explained, isn’t just good sense and the right thing to do — it’s also good business. “People are realizing that safety doesn’t cost; that it could save you money, especially when it’s coordinated with quality efforts,” McIntyre told just before the kickoff of IRMI’s annual Construction Risk Conference in Indianapolis.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected]

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