Construction Services

VERTEX’s multi-disciplined team of architects, engineers, environmental scientists, and construction professionals are uniquely qualified to investigate damage to projects caused by weather events and/or construction defects in order to develop and price the proper scope of work and to implement repairs in a safe, timely, and quality fashion.

Construction Defect Repair

VERTEX’s award winning construction team performs reconstruction work with a focus on responsiveness, safety, and quality. In addition, we also maintain large single project and aggregate bonding programs so, if requested, VERTEX can provide performance and payment guarantees from a triple A-rated bonding company, which is rare in the reconstruction industry.

Insurance Restoration

Whether for water damage, fire and smoke damage, wind damage, vandalism, or microbial growth, the repairs to your property can be overwhelming. VERTEX maintains a unique blend of experts that include both construction professionals and forensic engineers that assist our clients in the repair and restoration of work as well as with interaction and correspondence between insurance carriers and adjusters. As restoration contractors, VERTEX is dedicated to providing smooth and efficient restoration or repair work with as little disruption to your operations as possible.

Deconstructive Testing

At VERTEX, deconstructive testing is carried out by specialists who understand architectural, structural, and material performance. VERTEX can provide this specialized demolition to better understand a possible defect or required repair.

General Restoration Work

VERTEX performs general restoration work for public and private owners to address architectural, civil, and structural issues on built projects. VERTEX frequently provides this work under stipulated sum, construction management, or design-build contracts.

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Key Personnel

Executive Vice President, Construction Contracting

Bob Bergeson

Bob Bergeson

Bob Bergeson, Executive Vice President of Construction Contracting, Tenant Improvement (TI) and Restoration, has been working in construction and management for over a decade. At VERTEX, his expertise has quickly expanded from construction project management to include the management of his division, General Construction; projects consisting of TI and Restoration. Mr. Bergeson’s work ethic and skills have brought excellent results in his work. He has been able to successfully manage hundreds of TI jobs on time and within budget over the years.

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Division Manager

Scott Osness

Scott Osness

Mr. Osness has 15 years experience in the commercial construction industry focusing in tenant improvement for office, retail, and medical industries. He started his career as a superintendent and worked his way up to a Division Manager with VERTEX. Throughout his career, Scott has been involved in a multitude of commercial projects ranging from small finishes to fully occupied remodels and new build outs. He specializes in ensuring that projects are completed on time/on budget and that our clients expectations’ are met from the start of the project until the punch list is completed.

News

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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Blog

Ladder Safety Training Video

April 11, 2018

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 500,000 people are treated each year for ladder related falls. Whether you use a ladder out in the field, in your workplace or at home, safety should always be your number one priority.  At VERTEX, safety is part of our culture. We recently hosted…

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Occupational Health & Safety Standards in Canada

March 27, 2018

In Canada, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is covered by Acts (legislation) or statutes and other related regulations promulgated under federal, provincial, and/or territorial regulations. Regardless of jurisdiction, the key components of OH&S regulations in Canada are similar across the country. However, the details of the legislation, the mechanism of implementation, and enforcement may vary…

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Fire - How it Affects Structural Steel Framing

February 21, 2018

Introduction As forensic engineers, it is often our responsibility to assess the structural integrity of a building after a natural disaster or an event from unfortunate circumstances.  It is also our responsibility to determine the necessary repairs that need to be made to the structural framing of the building in order to return it to…

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Window Flashing 101 - The Proper Way to Flash a Residential Finned Window

January 30, 2018

The most prevalent of all window types is the residential grade window with a nailing fin. While the most prevalent, many engineers, architects, and general contractors lack an understanding of how to properly flash this type of window. Here are some tips and industry standards to watch for in your next residential finned window flashing installation. Window Flashing Basics…

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Hydraulics & Stormwater - What We've Seen from the Trenches

December 23, 2017

Every day, VERTEX’s Forensics team assists insurance carriers and their counsel with numerous claims on various building and property issues. Two recent homeowners’ insurance claim investigations have concerned drainage from adjacent neighboring houses and developments. These claims serve as excellent reminders to be mindful of the effects of hydraulics, water flow, and stormwater management at…

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