July 11, 2014
The final steel beam was signed and hoisted at 11:30 AM Tuesday during the Topping Off Ceremony for Zinc at 22 Water Street, the newest luxury residential apartment tower in East Cambridge. VERTEX’s Jaron Frieden and Frank Calandra were in attendance alongside many others who were involved in the development of the property. Since 2012, VERTEX has been managing environmental... More »
July 10, 2014
VERTEX's Jeff Picard was interviewed by Environmental Business Journal earlier this year to discuss the environmental industry and outlook for 2014. Mr. Picard's optimism and VERTEX's growing presence in the environmental industry are highlighted in the article.
For the full article, click here: VERTEX -Interview with EBJ 2014
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June 27, 2014
It's hard to believe but we've done it. VERTEX has made an incredible 27 space leap in rank for the Top Construction Management-for-Fee and Project Management Firms in just one year. In 2013 VERTEX ranked #70 and in 2014 we rank at #43 in the country.
Companies are ranked based on total 2013 revenue in ... More »
June 3, 2014
In Canada, there is a national standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) comparable to the ASTM E1527-05 or -13 that is used across the United States. The objective of the Phase I ESA in Canada is to establish whether there exists evidence of actual or potential environmental contamination on the subject property. This standard, issued by the... More »
May 16, 2014
Clifford A. Cooper, MS, CIH, VERTEX Senior Industrial Hygienist, will present a full day Professional Development Course at the upcoming AIHA and ACGIH international conference later this month in San Antonio.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) will host their 75th international conference, AIHCe2014, to be held May 31-June 6,... More »
May 6, 2014
The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the upcoming RECON Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The conference runs from May 18-20, 2014. Ben Strong (Executive Vice President of the environmental group), Scott Waldenmyer (Senior Project Manager) and Tom Reid (Director of Business Development) will be attending. Please... More »
April 25, 2014
Boston, MA – In a highly-anticipated move by the real estate development community and environmental professionals, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today announced the promulgation of significant amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), 310 CMR 40.0000, as part of the agency’s regulatory reform efforts. The MCP sets forth the procedures and standards for notification, assessment, and remediation... More »
April 11, 2014
VERTEX attended the Topping Off Ceremony for the NorthPoint Twenty|20 Building. NorthPoint, which was first slated for development in 2010, is the largest remaining land parcel in the City of Cambridge. The construction of the Twenty|20 building residential tower is the first step towards transforming the vacant former railroad yard into a vibrant mixed-use community. VERTEX began work on this... More »
March 22, 2014
Mexico City, Mexico – The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is leading the development of a 30-megawatt solar electric power plant located in Zacatecas, Mexico. When complete, this project will be one of the largest of its kind in Latin America.
The announcement came during a reception held on March 20th as part of the Massachusetts – Mexico Innovation Partnership... More »
March 11, 2014
BackTracker, an affiliate company of VERTEX, is working with the Marine Fishery Industry to improve seafood traceability.
The Boston Globe reported in 2011 about widespread false and mislabeled seafood at Massachusetts restaurants and stores. The problems with seafood fraud and mislabeling have prompted many in the industry to further document the source of their catch. BackTracker has developed a... More »
March 5, 2014
The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) attended the PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 16th to March 19th, 2014. This event is the most diverse gathering of claims professionals and service providers in the industry and is the premier educational and networking event for the property and casualty claim industry.
J. Alan Barnes and Bill... More »
February 27, 2014
February 27, 2014 - The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the Reid, Jones, McRorie, and Williams (RJMW) Claim Services Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from March 3rd to March 5th, 2014. This is the 16th Annual RJMW Catastrophe Conference including National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Certification.
J. Alan Barnes, Bill Dery, Jerry Librizzi, and Blake Mayberry will be participating in... More »
February 18, 2014
Do you have a heating oil tank on your property? On average, cleanup costs for spills where the origin is a heating oil tank range from $10,000 to $50,000. Consider taking these responsible steps to avoid the accidental release of heating oil:
Inspect tank and attached components frequently. If you have an underground tank, review records of... More »
February 14, 2014
Well known in the environmental consulting industry now for almost two decades, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) has expanded its services into the seafood industry. Mike Carroll joined the VERTEX Team in September 2012 to establish a Fisheries and Aquaculture Division and has achieved a number of exciting accomplishments in the short amount of time he has been with the... More »
January 23, 2014
The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) currently requires that for certain sites, a Remedial Investigation (RI) be completed by May 7, 2014. The RI deadline applies to sites where remediation was initiated (or should have been initiated) on or before May 7, 1999.
On January 21, 2014, the RI extension bill, A-4543/S-3075, was signed into law by Governor Christie.... More »
January 17, 2014
What It Means for Environmental Site Assessments and VERTEX
Periodically, the ASTM creates an updated standard for Phase I ESAs. The most recent of these updates was in November, 2013, and was formally approved by EPA on December 30, 2013.
The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) strives to be at the forefront of these matters and we frequently lead... More »
January 14, 2014
As we come upon another week of playoff football, I can’t help but wonder how this game could tear apart our newly restructured company, VERTEX. The two biggest VERTEX offices, located in Massachusetts and Colorado, will take this AFC championship seriously, no doubt. And this rivalry comes at a crazy time for our company.
As of January 6th, 2014,... More »
December 19, 2013
VERTEX, through the Massachusetts and Colorado offices, recently collected toys, games, clothing and food items and delivered the gifts to local charitable organizations in Boston and Denver metro areas. In Massachusetts, VERTEX donated through the Weymouth Youth and Family Services. In Denver, VERTEX donated through the Hope House of Colorado.
The Weymouth Youth and Family Services (WYFS) program started... More »
October 21, 2013
VERTEX has officially established its presence in Canada with the incorporation of a new Canadian company, VTX Consulting Services Inc., and a full-service office in the Toronto area. VERTEX's Canadian operations will be led by Michael Cugino, P.Geo., P.Geol., QPESA who has recently joined the company.
The new office opening was officially announced in conjunction with the Massachusetts-Canada Innovation Partnership Mission led by Massachusetts Governor... More »
October 6, 2013
Whitepaper: The Rights and Obligations of Performance Bond Sureties in Connection with Construction Defect Claims Made by Obligees
Claims are commonly made by project owners against performance bond sureties for damages sustained as a result of construction defects. Often, these claims are made many years after the physical work on the project has been completed. These claims may still be... More »
August 20, 2013
The VERTEX family is excited to announce the continued growth of our U.S. coverage with the addition of a new office in the Washington, D.C. area. The office includes a team of environmental and air quality specialists and is lead by Michael Plainte, who joined the VERTEX team earlier this month.
As you probably already know, VERTEX has had an active presence... More »
July 19, 2013
At VERTEX, we've been working closely with our clients in California for many years, providing a full range of services to support due diligence, remediation, environmental compliance, and construction management from pre-acquisition to development to asset management and through to divestiture. We are continuing to grow in California, and we want to introduce you to our senior staff - Marty Walters and Robert Fitzburgh - and... More »
January 13, 2013
WEYMOUTH, Mass. - January 3rd, 2013 - The Vertex Companies, LLC (VERTEX) entered into an agreement to purchase certain assets of the electrical and mechanical firm, Technical Construction Services, Inc. (TCS). Headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, TCS is a power and control specifier, supplier, and installation company…More »
June 10, 2012
The state of the U.S. economy and construction industry has been dismal for the past five years. Since 2008, my generally optimistic perspective has been jaded with pessimism, as economic data year after year was morose. However, initial indications in 2012 provide a glimmer of hope, albeit a small glimmer, as unemployment is trending downward and a resurgence is evident in many private construction verticals...More »
January 10, 2012
In 2011, the theme at Vertex was growth. We opened new offices and expanded existing ones. We increased our workforce by a phenomenal 43%. We hit a milestone of 20,000 projects. These major benchmarks and milestones have made this a year to remember, but the fun doesn’t end with the new year. Even in the first weeks of 2012, the... More »