Customer Types

VERTEX provides Forensic Consulting, Design Engineering, Construction, and Environmental solutions.  Surety providers consider VERTEX’s services and areas of expertise to deliver a comprehensive, one-stop, value-based approach. VERTEX’s reach, bench strength, and seasoned professionals set us apart from our competition.

Forensic ConsultingForensic Consulting Services

Surety Claims Consulting

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

Construction Claims Consulting

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

Forensic Engineering

  • Structural Engineering Investigations
  • Civil Engineering Investigations
  • Engineering Standard of Care Assessments
  • Mechanical Failure Investigations
  • Expert Services
  • Rope Access Engineering

Environmental Claims Consulting

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

Forensic Cost Engineering

  • Cost of Repair Estimating
  • Fault Allocation
  • Construction Defect Repair

Forensic Architecture

  • Construction Defect Liability Analysis
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • Architectural Standard of Care Assessments
  • Premise Liability (Slip & Falls) Assessments
  • Repair Programs
  • Other Architectural Services

Forensic Accounting

  • Forensic Accounting Services
  • Funds Control
  • Expert Services
  • Construction Project Audits

Forensic IT Services

  • Data Collection
  • Document Management

Forensic Fire Investigation Services

  • Fire Origin & Cause
  • Failure Analysis
  • Fire Investigation Liability, Subrogation & Litigation Support
  • Vehicle and Marine Fire Loss Investigations

Design EngineeringDesign Engineering Services

Structural Design Engineering

  • Structural Design -
    New Builds
  • Structural Design -
    Renovations

Civil Design Engineering

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

Seismic Assessments & Retrofits

  • Seismic Risk Assessment
  • Seismic Retrofitting

ConstructionConstruction Services

Owner's Representation

  • Owner's Representation
  • Program Management

Tenant Improvement Contracting

  • General Contracting
  • Design Build
  • Pre-Construction Services

Completion Contracting

  • Surety Completion Contracting
  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Punch List Closeout
  • Staff Augmentation

Reconstruction & Restoration Contracting

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

Property Condition Assessments

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

Construction Loss Control Consulting

  • Pre-Construction Phase Assessment
  • Construction Phase Assessment

EnvironmentalEnvironmental Services

Due Diligence

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

Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences

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

Building Water Systems Management & Compliance

  • Building Water Management Programs
  • Education & Training About Building Water Systems
  • Analysis of Building Water Systems
  • Implementation Support Services
  • Building Water Sampling Plans

Facility Closures

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

Remediation

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

Environmental Loss Control

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

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Key Personnel

Managing Director, Construction Services

Mark Degenaars, LEED GA

Mark Degenaars, LEED GA

Mr. Degenaars is the Managing Director of the Construction Services vertical within The Vertex Companies, Inc. He has been with VERTEX for over 5 years with a primary focus as a consultant to the surety claims industry and private public developers. Mr. Degenaars brings over 20 years of project management, facility management, private / public development and construction experience to each assignment. Mr. Degenaars has successfully managed a large variety of projects ranging from various types of vertical construction to heavy highway / civil design projects. Mr. Degenaars has served as an expert and fact witness for a variety of projects. Prior to joining VERTEX, Mr. Degenaars owned and managed his own consulting firm for nearly a decade.

News

VERTEX at Pacific Building Trade Expo in Honolulu

October 19, 2017

VERTEX is attending and exhibiting at the 18th Annual Pacific Building Trade Expo, presented by Honblue and produced by the Honolulu chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Honolulu) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) on Tuesday, October 24th at the Hawaii Convention Center. Stop by our booth and meet Sam Reed, AIA, CCCA…

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VERTEX Supports 12th Annual Women in Construction Conference

October 17, 2017

VERTEX is proudly sponsoring and attending the 12th Annual Women in Construction Conference, held in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 24th. Since 2006, the conference has provided an avenue for younger women to learn from senior executives and industry professionals and offers networking and mentoring opportunities to all attendees. More than 300 men and women…

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VERTEX Will be at the RealShare Healthcare Conference

October 10, 2017

VERTEX is pleased to participate on a panel of educators in the upcoming RealShare Healthcare Conference in December. The healthcare industry progresses to transform, as it responds to the two-prong directive of serving a growing patient population while controlling the inflation in the price of the services it delivers. In addition to market pressures, the…

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State of the Industry

September 30, 2017

William J. McConnell PE, JD, MSCE, CDT, Chief Executive Officer of VERTEX, Presents his Annual Assessment of the US Economy, Construction and Surety Industries  As our valued customers, we want to share it with you.  S P O I L E R  A L E R T The US market is in its 99th month…

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VERTEX Co-Presenting at CFMA Midwest Regional Conference

September 26, 2017

VERTEX’s Ryan Phillips, EVP, is co-presenting with John E. Sebastian and Lauren E. Rankins of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP at the CFMA Midwest Regional Conference on September 27th in Oak Brook, IL. They are presenting on the topic of construction documentation and how to successfully manage risk and preserving claims.

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