Customer Types

Architects benefit from VERTEX services because we have expertise for every phase of work – from design and pre-construction to construction management and oversight as well as closeout. With a portfolio valued in the billions of dollars, we have the erudition to support any building project.

Forensic ConsultingForensic Consulting Services

Surety Claims Consulting

  • Forensic Accounting Services
  • Performance Bond Claim Consulting
  • Payment Bond Claim Consulting
  • Surety Completion Contracting
  • Construction Claim Consulting
  • Expert Services
  • Funds Control
  • Staff Augmentation
  • Document Management
  • Contract Claim Disputes

Construction Claims Consulting

  • Entitlement Review
  • Damage Calculation
  • Forensic Scheduling
  • Fault Allocation

Environmental Claims Consulting

  • Claim Investigation
  • Claim Budgeting
  • Claim Management
  • Claim Closure
  • Subrogation
  • Expert Witness

Forensic Engineering

  • Structural Engineering Investigations
  • Civil Engineering Investigations
  • Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Engineering Standard of Care Assessments
  • Expert Services
  • Rope Access Engineering

Forensic Cost Engineering

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Fault Allocation
  • Construction Defect Repair

Forensic Architecture

  • Construction Defect Liability Analysis
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • Architectural Standard of Care Assessments
  • Premise Liability (Slip & Falls) Assessments
  • Other Architectural Services
  • Repair Programs

Forensic Accounting

  • Forensic Accounting Services
  • Funds Control
  • Expert Services
  • Construction Project Audits

Forensic IT Services

  • Data Collection
  • Document Management

Forensic Fire Investigation Services

  • Fire Origin & Cause
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire Investigation Liability, Subrogation & Litigation Support
  • Vehicle and Marine Fire Loss Investigations

Design EngineeringDesign Engineering Services

Structural Design Engineering

  • Structural Design -
    New Builds
  • Structural Design -
    Renovations

Civil Design Engineering

  • Civil Design
  • Site Development
  • Land Development
  • Drainage Design Services
  • Stormwater Management Design and Planning

Seismic Assessments & Retrofits

  • Seismic Risk Assessment
  • Seismic Retrofitting

ConstructionConstruction Services

Owner's Representation

  • Owner's Representation
  • Program Management

Tenant Improvement Contracting

  • General Contracting
  • Design Build
  • Pre-Construction Services

Completion Contracting

  • Surety Completion Contracting
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Punch List Closeout
  • Staff Augmentation

Reconstruction & Restoration Contracting

  • Construction Defect Repair
  • Insurance Restoration
  • Deconstructive Testing
  • General Restoration Work

Property Condition Assessments

  • Level I PCA
  • Level II PCA
  • Level III PCA
  • Existing Condition Surveys
  • Building Measurement Services
  • Energy Savings Investigations

Construction Loss Control Consulting

  • Pre-Construction Phase Assessment
  • Construction Phase Assessment

EnvironmentalEnvironmental Services

Due Diligence

  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
  • Merger & Acquisition and Divestiture Services

Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences

  • Asbestos & Lead-Based Paint Consulting
  • PCB Remediation and Consulting
  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • Certified Industrial Hygiene Consulting
  • Water Intrusion/Mold Growth
  • Water Intrusion/Mold O&M Planning and Training

Building Water Systems Management & Compliance

  • Building Water Management Programs
  • Education & Training About Building Water Systems
  • Analysis of Building Water Systems
  • Implementation Support Services
  • Building Water Sampling Plans

Facility Closure

  • Economic Analysis of Facility Closure
  • Pre-Demolition Support for Facility Closure
  • Execution and Oversight of Facility Closure
  • Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Demolition Support

Remediation

  • Remedial Design and Construction
  • Risk Assessment
  • Subsurface and Waste Assessment
  • Underground Storage Tank Related Services
  • Demolition Support
  • Third Party Management Services
  • Vapor Mitigation Design and Implementation

Environmental Loss Control

  • Technical Interpretation
  • Risk Management
  • Policy Review
  • Loss Control Surveying
  • Carrier Representation

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Key Personnel

Executive Vice President, Engineering Design Services

Sam McGlamery, PE, SE, MBA

Sam McGlamery, PE, SE, MBA

Mr. Sam McGlamery has 35 years of experience as a structural engineer and has been responsible for the structural design for over $2.0 billion of construction including educational facilities, places of worship, university buildings, hospitals, hotels, industrial projects, multi-family, parking garages, historic renovations, adaptive reuse of buildings, and structural investigations. In addition to complete project design and coordination, his experience also includes extensive field administration, specifications writing, project management and cost estimating.

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VP of Civil Engineering

Lance VanDemark, PE

Lance VanDemark, PE

Lance VanDemark has over 17 years of experience in Civil Engineering & Land Development and has a strong educational background in Structural Engineering & Engineering Management. Mr. VanDemark has provided comprehensive Civil Land Development Services on a multitude of projects including grading, drainage, utilities design in addition to erosion control, due diligence, jurisdictional coordination, entitlements, construction observation and project management. Additionally, Mr. VanDemark has provided Civil Forensics Services for projects that have included construction defects, cost to complete, standard of care, insurance claims, surety claims, allocation, eminent domain and appraisals. 

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Assistant Vice President, Forensic Architect

Matthew Click, A.I.A., G.C.

Matthew Click, A.I.A., G.C.

Matthew Click has performed building evaluation services and has served as a technical expert for construction defect litigation matters since 1999, and is currently the manager of VERTEX’s Stamford, Connecticut office. He is a registered Architect and licensed general building contractor, which enables him to opine on building assemblies from both a design and construction perspective. Mr. Click has provided facade inspection services to building owners and property managers and has developed repair scopes related to repair/restoration of facade and waterproofing assemblies.

Mr. Click’s area of expertise includes building envelope investigation and failure analysis. He has worked on projects throughout the country involving the investigation of water infiltration issues relating to various exterior wall and roofing types, windows, curtain walls, doors, expansion joints, sealant joints, balconies and plaza decks. Project types include commercial (including hotels), institutional, multi-family & single family residential as well as mixed-use projects. Mr. Click also has experience assessing below grade foundation waterproofing design and installation. As an expert, Mr. Click has provided deposition testimony, written defense response reports, and generated subcontractor allocations for subrogation. In addition, he has experience serving as an expert for premise liability and professional liability cases. 

Mr. Click’s experience also includes forensic inspections and evaluations for numerous property loss claims throughout the northeastern United States. He also provides insurance loss control/underwriting support for projects nationwide, which involves risk assessments of construction documents to identify substandard design and construction phase observation to verify the quality of as-built assemblies.  Mr. Click also assists the insurance industry with evaluating homebuilder warranty repairs to determine the legitimacy of costs claimed for reimbursement under homebuilder warranty policies.

Mr. Click’s experience includes involvement in numerous class action, single family home construction defect cases, where he assisted in the representation of homebuilders. Duties related to this work have included: inspections; preparation of reports for use in mediation, settlement conferences, depositions and trial; on-site water testing of building components; preparation and presentation of subcontractor fault allocations; and preparation of exhibit materials used in mediation and trial.

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VERTEX is at West Coast Casualty's 25th Annual Construction Defect Seminar

May 17, 2018

VERTEX’s will be exhibiting at West Coast Casualty’s 25th Annual Construction Defect Seminar in Anaheim, CA on May 17th and 18th. If you see Chris Morley, Mark Degenaars, Kevin Maxwell, Matt Click, Pasha Ameli or Ashley Combs, be sure to stop and say hello! The West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar series is the largest event of…

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VERTEX is at MassBuys

May 9, 2018

VERTEX at Massbuys Expo 2018. Greg Sampson, Chris Carleo, and Andrew Chagnan. VERTEX is excited to participate at MassBuys Expo May 10th. Stop by our booth (#134). We will have experts in design engineering, environmental, and construction to talk with, and you could win a football!  VERTEX’s State-Wide Contracts PRF67 – DCAMM Environmental…

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VERTEX is Proud to Support South Shore Health System

May 7, 2018

VERTEX is proud to support the South Shore Health System Foundation. Benjamin Strong, COO and Jeffrey Picard, President, are active members of the South Shore Health System’s Presidents’ Circle. South Shore Health System (formerly, South Shore Health and Educational Corporation) is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable Health System that provides a broad range of health services to…

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VERTEX Celebrates Project 50,000

April 30, 2018

VERTEX’s Project 50,000 was initiated earlier this month by our Phili-metro office. Congratulations to our PA team on opening the monumental Project Number! This project milestone represents a level of experience and achievement that few in the AEC industry can claim.  This photo shows some of our PA team and was taken at lunch hour during…

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VERTEX's Thomas Koch to be a Panelist at CREJ Sustainability Event

April 24, 2018

On April 26th, Thomas Koch, VERTEX’s Vice President of Industrial Hygiene & EHS Services, will be a panelist on “Well Building Update: What Landlords Need to Know” at CREJ’s Sustainability: Achieving the Next Level. This is CREJ’s principal Green Building event of the year with more than 200 attendees anticipated representing owners, brokers, property managers,…

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