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 -

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


  • 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’ 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.

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

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

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

Mr. Click has performed building evaluation services and has served as a technical expert for construction defect litigation matters since 1999. 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 areas of expertise include: building envelope investigation and failure analysis. He has worked on projects throughout the country performing forensic inspections, insurance loss control/underwriting support as well as evaluating homebuilder warranty repairs. Mr. Click’s experience includes involvement in numerous class action, single family home construction defect cases, where he assisted in the representation of homebuilders. 


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March 8, 2018

VERTEX’s Kevin Maxwell and Dan Mondo will be attending and exhibiting at the 11th Annual Florida Bar Construction Law Institute in Orlando, Florida on March 9th and 10th. The purpose of the Institute is to gather leading, experienced and establish construction law practitioners, contractors and other industry professionals for a two-day seminar focused on in-depth, leading…

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VERTEX Sponsors 4th Annual Risk Control Event at Coors Field

March 7, 2018

VERTEX is proud to be the drink sponsor at the 4th Annual Risk Control for Architects, Engineers and Environmental Professionals event at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on April 11th. This year’s topic will be Trends and Strategies for Improved Performance and Profitability. Presentations will be given by legal, insurance and risk control professionals in connection with…

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March 6, 2018

VERTEX’s Cliff Cooper, Erik Borgesen and Michael Plainte will be attending and exhibiting at the Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium in Alexandria, VA on March 5th and 6th. They will be showcasing our new Air Tracer technology that enables clients to measure an air parcel as it moves through a building. The 6th Annual Joint Civil & DoD…

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Denver Business Journal Awards VERTEX as a Top Engineering Firm

March 2, 2018

Denver Business Journal recently awarded VERTEX as a Top Engineering Firm. Announced on February 16th, VERTEX was ranked in the Top 25. Rankings were based on the number of licensed engineers in Colorado since November of 2017.  Learn more about VERTEX’s work in the mountain west.  

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VERTEX Exhibiting at the Texas Construction Law Conference

March 1, 2018

VERTEX is excited to be attending and exhibiting at the 31st Annual Construction Law Conference at The La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. The conference will take place on March 1st and 2nd. Stop by our table and say hello to Alan Barnes, Aaren Benson and Lance VanDemark. Looking forward to seeing you there! For…

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