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Canada Construction & Development

The Construction and Development industry is evolving at a faster pace than ever before.

Projects are becoming larger and contractually more complex and red tape is putting pressure on schedules. BMS’ specialist Construction & Development team is responsive to these industry trends through our collaborative partnership approach, extensive industry experience, strong market relationships and value-added services designed to directly benefit our clients.

We pride ourselves on our dynamic combination of deep knowledge and understanding of construction risk, our ability to understand our client’s business, and our passion to deliver creative solutions to help our clients execute.

Our team of experts has an exceptional reputation, a proven track record as well as established relationships with leading insurance and performance security markets.


  • Client Centric Approach
  • Responsive & Personalized Service
  • Tailored Solutions
  • Strong Market Relationships
  • Attentive Claims Management
  • Value-Added Services

Areas of Expertise


Risk advisory services to Project Sponsors, Lenders, Project Consortiums and Design-Build Contractors. We provide advice on risk transfer and performance security options to optimize the risk allocation amongst stakeholders.

Design, negotiation and placement of efficient project risk transfer programs, addressing key risks to project stakeholders and meeting the requirements of the Concession Agreement.

Strict conflict management by only accepting one service engagement on a Project.

Real Estate Developers

Efficient management of property insurance schedules ensuring optimum return on investment.

Placement and management of Owner-Controlled Project Insurance programs.

Ability to understand and respond to municipal requirements around permits, easements, Statutory Right of Ways, and restrictive covenants.

Liaising with lender’s insurance advisors, ensuring timely loan approvals.

Assistance with construction contracts and lease review optimizing risk transfer.


Design, negotiation and placement of cost-effective annual and project specific programs.

Risk identification and assessment including contractual review.

Pro-active education and training in collaboration with our strategic partners.

Deep understanding of the industry including the objectives of relevant stakeholder groups.

Architects & Engineers

Program design and placement.

Training and education including bulletins on industry news and developments.

Risk identification and assessment including contractual review.

Efficient policies designed to your risk tolerance and contractual arrangements.

Project Experience




Ports / Terminals






Renewable Energy

Contractor/Owner Programs

Highway Maintenance

Core Products

  • Course of Construction
  • Wrap-up Liability
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Umbrella Liability
  • Contractor's Equipment
  • Environmental/Pollution Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Fleet Automobile
  • Contractors' Default Insurance
  • Contract and Commercial Surety Bonds
  • Condominium Deposit Insurance
  • Inherent Defects Insurance

Education Resources

We are committed to providing our clients with education and other resources on relevant
risk issues to their operations and industry, beyond insurance and performance security.

Click here to access our webinars


Surety Canada
Road Builders
Our team takes great pride in exceeding client expectations and being recognized as a valued strategic partner Shaun Johnston, Managing Director, Construction & Development
Shaun Johnston
Shaun Johnston Head of Construction & Managing Director

D: +1 604-676-3290 |

Will Lawrence
Will Lawrence Director and Senior Portfolio Manager

D: +1 604-676-3295 | william.lawrence(_at_sign_)

Pina Camerin
Pina Camerin National Director, Performance Security

D: +1 604-676-3289 |