Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has launched its insurance products and services for the construction industry in Australia.

The company will provide construction property, casualty, project professional indemnity and project cargo insurance for construction classes in the country.

It will pair coverage with in-house construction claims and engineering expertise.

BHSI Australasia region president Chris Colahan said: "We are pleased to offer the Australian construction industry a multi-line insurance solution, backed by the deep expertise and financial strength of BHSI.

"Our team is rich in construction insurance experience and ready to provide sound, creative capacity and meaningful risk engineering to this important sector."

The company has also announced a team of executives to oversee key areas of its construction business in Australia.

The team includes construction manager Cameron Holmes, construction underwriting manager Rob McNab, casualty senior underwriter Mark Thompson, risk engineering manager Patrick Whyte and claims manager David Cook.

BHSI offers commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, and homeowners insurance products.