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Scott Merchant


I’ve had the privilege to build and lead XL Group’s North America Construction Risk Engineering team. We put this team together with one goal: to help save lives, reduce losses and make contractors better. So with more than 30 years’ experience in residential and commercial construction, construction defect and environmental issues, my team and I work collaboratively to address clients’ specific needs and help them manage their risk exposure more effectively.

Before I joined XL Group in November 2010 to build this team, I worked with Zurich North America, where I served as North Central Regional Construction Manager and earned the 2008 Zurich Risk Engineer of the Year award. On the construction side, I spent six years managing projects and contracts at Chapple Corp/PBS Building Systems and eight years as a vice president and senior manager at Real-Spec Inc., where I performed more than 6,000 site evaluations. I’ve also served as an expert witness in legal proceedings.

My bachelor’s degree is in construction engineering from Trinity University and College. In addition, I’ve earned multiple industry designations (including CRIS) and have been honored to receive a number of industry awards.

Recent Activities and Publications

Awards:
2008 Zurich Risk Engineer of the year

Affiliations:
AGC, ABC, IRMI


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