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.

News

The Scituate Public Safety Building is Complete

May 18, 2017

VERTEX is proud to have been involved in the construction of the Scituate Public Safety Building. Congratulations to VERTEX’s Owner’s Project Management team (OPM) on a job well done. At minute 5:45 to 6:00 you can hear our mention. VERTEX’s Jon Lemieux, also speaks as part of the ceremony at minute 8:30. To the town of…

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VERTEX is at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

May 18, 2017

VERTEX is at the West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar in Westlake Village, California from May 18th to the 19th, 2017. Please visit us if you too are in attendance. The West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar series is the largest event of its kind worldwide and continues into its 24th year of bringing the national…

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VERTEX Works With Habitat For Humanity

May 9, 2017

On May 7th, 2017 several of VERTEX’s Denver team volunteered their weekend for the VERTEX Habitat for Humanity Build Day. Those team members included Barrett Stephens (Litigation Consulting), Ben Fay (Tenant Improvement), Bill Thomas (Litigation Consulting), Brenna Stuhlman, (Business Development), Jean Lascot (Tenant Improvement), Joe DesJardin (Civil Engineering), Juancarlo Quezada (Tenant Improvement), Kirby Beegles (Structural Engineering)…

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VERTEX's Catherine Pierce Presenting at EECMA

April 25, 2017

VERTEX is pleased to announce that Catherine Pierce and Chris Morley will present as part of a Panel Discussion along with Russ Olsen (Executive Director of Washington Pollution Liability Insurance Agency) on “Financial Responsibility for Underground Storage Tanks: A Story of a Creative WA State Fund Program” at the Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association…

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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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