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 Closure

  • 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.

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VERTEX Will See You at Brownfields 2017 - Pittsburgh

December 4, 2017

Visit VERTEX at the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference. We will be at Booth #537 from December 5-7, 2017   BROWNFIELD REDEVELOPMENT SERVICES Brownfield properties come with a unique set of complex environmental and fiscal redevelopment challenges. A keen focus on environmental liability, finance and contract negotiation, cleanup considerations and reuse planning is crucial to…

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VERTEX Exhibiting at Construction Super Conference

December 4, 2017

VERTEX is excited to attend and exhibit at the Construction Super Conference in Las Vegas, NV. The conference starts December 4th and runs through December 6th. Stop by booth 104 to meet some of VERTEX’s Construction and Litigation experts! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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VERTEX Will be at the RealShare Healthcare Conference

December 3, 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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VERTEX's Dr. Amin Terouhid, PhD, PMP, PSP, DRMP Co-Authors AACE Recommended Practices

December 3, 2017

VERTEX’s Dr. Amin Terouhid, PhD, PMP, PSP, DRMP recently co-authored the the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) Recommended Practices (RPs). The AACE published the following two RPs in October 2017. 89R-16  Management Summary Schedule  http://web.aacei.org/docs/default-source/toc/toc_92r-17.pdf?sfvrsn=6 92R-17  Analyzing Near-Critical Paths  http://web.aacei.org/docs/default-source/toc/toc_89r-16.pdf?sfvrsn=8 Use this link for downloading The AACE International RPs are intended to be the main…

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VERTEX Gives Back - Donations Exceed Expectations

December 2, 2017

As we’ve experienced unprecedented natural disasters in 2017, VERTEX felt a strong need and calling to respond, which was reinforced by the multiple emails received from employee-owners encouraging us to give back and suggesting additional giving options and ideas. It’s heartwarming to feel the culture of giving ingrained in who we are at VERTEX in…

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