Since 1995, VERTEX has been a global provider of environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, and remediation services.

VERTEX’s broad array of environmental services includes: Due Diligence, Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences, Building Water Systems Management & Compliance, Facility Closures, Remediation, and Loss Control. VERTEX’s team of environmental engineers, consultants and scientists operate out of our network of 20+ offices.

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Executive Vice President, Environmental

Jaron Frieden, CEA

Jaron Frieden, CEA

Jaron Frieden oversees VERTEX’s Environmental Practice. Mr. Frieden has extensive experience in the environmental industry including: performing all aspects of Phase I & II Environmental Site Assessments, site characterization and remedial investigations and design, hydrogeologic field studies, design, permitting, and human health risk characterizations. Mr. Frieden has successfully performed remediation and/or obtained No Further Action letters (NFAs) at complex sites throughout North America. Mr. Frieden also has extensive experience providing turnkey demolition and Facility Closure services throughout the country. Mr. Frieden has presented and communicated with all aspects of the environmental arena and is well versed in dealing with the needs of attorneys, financial institutions, regulators, and corporate executives. Mr. Frieden’s experience in environmental consulting, demolition and construction has proven valuable to our developer clients when cost estimating is required under very tight due diligence and development time frame constraints.

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VERTEX Exhibiting at The Florida Bar Construction Law Institute

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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VERTEX Exhibiting at Joint Civil & DoD CBRN Symposium

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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Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans

March 7, 2018

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans are required in all 50 states under §311 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The SPCC Plan includes information about oil storage at a facility, including spill prevention practices, and provides guidelines for spill response and containment. Where are Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans required? SPCC…

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In-Situ Remediation Technologies

February 26, 2018

The use of in-situ remediation technologies has steadily increased over the past 20 years. These technologies are versatile in that they can be injected into the subsurface or mixed with soil as a liquid, powder, or gas. Some patented products include time-release compounds for more targeted remediation. In-situ remediation technologies have several advantages over other…

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Ontario's 3Rs Waste Audits - Are You in Compliance?

February 20, 2018

  Ontario’s 3Rs Regulations (Ontario Regulation 102/94 [O.Reg. 102/94]) govern non-hazardous solid waste generated from, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) sources. 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Waste Audits Since 1994, designated IC&I organizations in Ontario have been required to implement Waste Audits, Waste Reduction Work Plans and Source Separation Programs. Pursuant to O.Reg. 102/94, regulated organizations are…

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Effective Facility Closure: A Risk Management Perspective

February 13, 2018

Facility closures need the effective application of project management techniques to ensure that the closure can effectively be completed with safe, physically secure, and economically, environmentally, and socially responsible outcomes. Risk management is among the key project management processes that provide systematic accounting of project uncertainties and risks to ensure a right set of strategies…

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Air Quality Testing with Tracer Gas – What you Need to Know

November 29, 2017

What is an air tracer? An air tracer is any gas introduced in small quantities into the main body of air to determine either the air current or the leakage paths in a ventilation system. An air tracer is a chemical that when emitted into an air parcel can be measured as it moves through time…

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