Forensic Consulting

VERTEX offers Forensic Consulting services throughout the globe to a diverse set of clients that include insurance carriers, third party administrators, law firms, sureties, developers, HOAs, and contractors.

Our services include: Surety Claims Consulting, Construction Claims Consulting, Environmental Claims Consulting, Forensic Engineering, Forensic Cost Engineering, Forensic Architecture, Forensic Accounting, Forensic IT Services, and Forensic Fire Investigation services. Our clients hire us to provide engineering, construction and environmental experts with litigation and deposition experience. VERTEX has turnkey forensic services inclusive of forensic accounting and Forensic IT support.

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Key Personnel

Managing Director, Forensic Services

Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley

Mr. Morley has over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. As the Managing Director of Forensic, Risk Management & Engineering Design, Mr. Morley is responsible for the management, operations, strategy, and business development. Mr. Morley also oversees hundreds of global environmental and engineering/construction insurance claims. Additionally, Mr. Morley oversees Loss Control services for environmental and construction underwriting.


VERTEX Awarded ENR Best K-12 Education Project

February 23, 2018

VERTEX has been awarded the ENR Best K-12 Education Project for structural design services provided to the Denver Public Schools East Quad Campus—recently renamed the Regis F. Groff Campus after the school teacher, politician, civil servant and second African-American elected to the Colorado State Senate. Learn more about the project and award winners at For…

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VERTEX Attending Bisnow's Future of Downtown Dallas

February 22, 2018

VERTEX will be attending Bisnow’s Future of Downtown Dallas: Walkability, Mixed-use and Adaptive Reuse. The topics will include: The impact of major mixed-use projects on Downtown Dallas The pros and cons of repositioning old buildings to bring them new life Office supply and demand in the Downtown market Retail opportunities and issues Hot multifamily, office, and hotel trends and the impact of…

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VERTEX Awarded Services Contract with the City of Boston

February 21, 2018

VERTEX has been awarded the contract with the City of Boston to serve as their owner’s project manager (OPM) for Designer Services for Accelerated Repairs Program at 7 Boston Public Schools. For more information about our Construction work and our owner’s representation with both the public and private sector, please contact us.

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VERTEX Selected as OPM for Scituate Senior Center

February 20, 2018

VERTEX has been selected to serve as the Owner’s Project Manager for Scituate’s new Senior Center to be located at the former Gates Intermediate School site. Late in 2017, the Public Building Commission received eight applications for the Owner’s Project Manager position. After a review by the commission, four applicants were chosen as finalists, with…

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VERTEX's CEO, Bill McConnell, to Present at the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association Luncheon on February 28th

February 16, 2018

VERTEX’s CEO, Bill McConnell, will be presenting at the Philadelphia Surety Claims Association Luncheon on February 28, 2018. The topic of Bill’s presentation is the 2018 State of the Construction and Surety Industries. VERTEX’s Jeffrey Katz and Ron Boyle will also be in attendance. If you would like to attend or learn more information, download…

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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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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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UST Operator Training and Loss Identification - What You Need to Know

October 18, 2017

On August 8, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) enacted the Underground Storage Tank Compliance Act (USTCA) as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The purpose of the USTCA was to give the USEPA authority to regulate and govern underground storage tank (UST) systems. Section 9010 of this act states that individual…

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Clay & Concrete Roof Tiles: Is It Hail Damage?

October 10, 2017

Background Concrete tiles have only been in use since the 1800s, and clay tiles have been utilized as roof covering much longer. In general, these tiles are more costly to install but are more energy efficient and last longer as compared to composition asphalt shingles, and clay tiles are typically more expensive than concrete. In…

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Winter Fire Safety

September 28, 2017

As we enter autumn it’s a great time to begin preparations for a fire safe winter in buildings and homes.  1 in 6 home fires in the United States are attributed to heating equipment, as are 1 in 5 residential fire deaths. The single most important action that can be taken by home and building…

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