Customer Types

VERTEX is unique in that we walk the talk. With VERTEX, legal professionals have an edge on matters that necessitate engineering, construction, or environmental expertise.

EngineeringEngineering Services

Forensic Engineering Services

  • Fire Investigations
  • Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Civil Engineering Investigations
  • Structural Engineering Investigations
  • Architectural / Building Envelope Investigations

Expert Witness Services

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Contract Claim Disputes
  • Cause & Origin
  • Standard of Care
  • Fault Allocation

Structural Engineering

  • Structural Design -
    Renovations
  • Structural Design -
    New Builds

Civil Engineering

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

Property Condition Assessments

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

Seismic Assessments & Retrofits

  • Seismic Retrofitting
  • Seismic Risk Assessment

ConstructionConstruction Services

Construction Claims Consulting

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

Forensic Construction Services

  • Fire Investigations
  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Civil Engineering Investigations
  • Structural Engineering Investigations
  • Architectural / Building Envelope Investigations

Surety Claims Services

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

Expert Witness Services

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Contract Claim Disputes
  • Cause & Origin
  • Standard of Care
  • Fault Allocation

Tenant Improvement

  • General Contracting
  • Design Build
  • Pre-Construction Services

Restoration

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

Owner's Representation

  • Owner's Representation
  • Program Management

EnvironmentalEnvironmental Services

Environmental Claims

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

Loss Control

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

Expert Witness Services

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Contract Claim Disputes
  • Cause & Origin
  • Standard of Care
  • Fault Allocation

Remediation

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

Facility Closures

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

Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences

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

Waterborne Pathogens

  • Audit Preparedness
  • Water Management Oversight
  • HACCP-based Water Management Programs
  • Analysis of Hazardous Conditions
  • Inspection, Evaluation and Documentation

Due Diligence

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

IT ConsultingIT Consulting Services

Network Maintenance

  • Scheduled Network Maintenance
  • Network & Managed Security
  • Proactive Monitoring

E-Document Collection

  • Data Retention & Management Services
  • Data Collection

CTO Consulting

  • IT Managed Solutions
  • IT Strategy

Cyber Security

  • Cyber Security Monitoring
  • Audits & Threat Assessments

Cloud Services

  • Website Hosting
  • Private Cloud Implementation
  • Cloud File Server Implementation
  • Managed DNS
  • Enterprise Email Marketing
  • Email & Exchange Hosting

Backup & Disaster Recovery

  • Routine Testing
  • System Maintenance
  • Network Documentation
  • Server Imaging
  • Plan Development

Managed IT Services

  • Scheduled Network Maintenance
  • Managed Wireless Networking
  • CTO Services
  • Network & Managed Security
  • Expert Consulting, Backup & Disaster Recovery
  • IT Support & Helpdesk
  • Proactive Monitoring

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Key Personnel

Executive Vice President, Litigation Support

Ryan Phillips, PE, CCM, CEP, LEED AP, CDT
Denver, CO

Ryan Phillips, PE, CCM, CEP, LEED AP, CDT

Mr. Phillips has over a decade of construction management and construction claim experience in the Rocky Mountain Region. Specific expertise includes: surety consulting and project completion, owner’s representation, construction oversight, construction claim analysis and preparation, construction defect cost estimating, liability review for construction defect matters, construction bid package preparation, and cost to complete preparation. As the Executive Vice President of Litigation Support, Mr. Phillips oversees contract claims and other legal consulting requiring environmental, engineering and construction expertise.

Vice President, Insurance Support

Michael Mrvica
NJ, CO

Michael Mrvica

Mr. Mrvica joined VERTEX with 20 years of experience in environmental insurance and litigation, formerly serving as Senior Vice President of the Environmental Casualty Claims Department at AIG’s Jersey City location. He has managed and performed thousands claims involving coverage and litigation, responsible for compliance and risk awareness, budget and the resolution of complex claims. Mr. Mrvica reserved and forecasted environmental risks during his time at AIG and worked closely with members of various departments (underwriting, actuarial, etc.) to develop claims handling protocols. He also provided support and risk analysis for various divisions.

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April 25, 2017

VERTEX is pleased to announce that Catherine Pierce (Assistant Vice President) is preparing to take part in the 2017 Mid-Year Meeting for The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, Inc., (ASTSWMO). At the request of Russ Olsen (Executive Director of Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Agency), Catherine Pierce will participate in a discussion…

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VERTEX at Zurich Vendor Event

April 1, 2017

VERTEX attended Vendor Day at Zurich North America Insurance Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois on Wednesday March 29, 2017. As a long time vendor of Zurich and many premier insurance carriers, VERTEX has been providing engineering, construction, and environmental expertise for a myriad of due diligence and forensics projects including: fire and arson claim investigation, construction…

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VERTEX Speaking at CMAA's Capital Projects Symposium

March 30, 2017

VERTEX is back as speakers at the CMAA’s Capital Projects Symposium (April 2 – 4, 2017) in New Orleans, LA. Capital Projects Symposium 2017 will be a high level conference exploring the technology, project delivery and innovation in construction management practices. Through expert plenary sessions and focused, practical breakouts (along with ample networking time), attendees…

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Join VERTEX at the Industrial Parks Expo in Mexico City

March 30, 2017

VERTEX is at the Industrial Parks Expo in Mexico City this week. Visit us at our Booth or Contact Us to schedule a meeting. The tradeshow, happening from the  28th to the 30th of March, will feature new technologies and provide a forum to discuss real estate sales, rental and construction in the industrial parks of…

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Stop By and See VERTEX At PLRB Boston

March 24, 2017

VERTEX is attending the PLRB Conference in Boston next week from March 26th to the 29th, 2017. We will be at booth number #1010 and want to see you there!  Please contact us to discuss our expanding forensic services.  Reach out directly to Henry Stormer, Rob Goodwin, or Christopher Morley. We want to hear about your…

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