Customer Types

Architects benefit from VERTEX services because we have expertise for every phase of work – from design and pre-construction to construction management and oversight as well as closeout. With a portfolio valued in the billions of dollars, we have the erudition to support any building project.

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

Environmental Claims Consulting

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

Forensic Engineering

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

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
  • Other Architectural Services
  • Repair Programs

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

Engineering DesignEngineering Design Services

Structural Engineering Design

  • Structural Engineering Design -
    New Builds
  • Structural Design -
    Renovations

Civil Engineering Design

  • Civil Design
  • Site Development
  • Land Development
  • Drainage Engineering 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
  • Engineering 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

Sam McGlamery

Sam McGlamery, PE, SE, MBA

Executive Vice President, Engineering Design Services

Sam McGlamery has 35 years of experience as a structural engineer and has been responsible for the structural design for over $2.0 billion of construction including educational facilities, places of worship, university buildings, hospitals, hotels, industrial projects, multi-family, parking garages, historic renovations, adaptive reuse of buildings, and structural investigations. In addition to complete project design and coordination, his experience also includes extensive field administration, specifications writing, project management and cost estimating. 

Lance VanDemark

Lance VanDemark, PE

Vice President, Civil Engineering

Lance VanDemark has over 17 years of experience in Civil Engineering & Land Development and has a strong educational background in Structural Engineering & Engineering Management. Mr. VanDemark has provided comprehensive Civil Land Development Services on a multitude of projects including grading, drainage, utilities design in addition to erosion control, due diligence, jurisdictional coordination, entitlements, construction observation and project management. Additionally, Mr. VanDemark has provided Civil Forensics Services for projects that have included construction defects, cost to complete, standard of care, insurance claims, surety claims, allocation, eminent domain and appraisals. 

Matthew Click

Matthew Click, A.I.A., G.C.

Vice President, Forensic Architect

Matthew Click has performed building evaluation services and has served as a technical expert for construction defect litigation matters since 1999. He is a registered Architect and licensed general building contractor, which enables him to opine on building assemblies from both a design and construction perspective. Mr. Click has provided facade inspection services to building owners and property managers and has developed repair scopes related to repair/restoration of facade and waterproofing assemblies.

Mr. Click’s areas of expertise include: building envelope investigation and failure analysis. He has worked on projects throughout the country performing forensic inspections, insurance loss control/underwriting support as well as evaluating homebuilder warranty repairs. Mr. Click’s experience includes involvement in numerous class action, single family home construction defect cases, where he assisted in the representation of homebuilders.

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VERTEX Acquires Compass Project Management, Inc.

January 18, 2019

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January 16, 2019

On Monday, January 28th, VERTEX CEO, Bill McConnell, will be presenting on the State of the Construction Industry at AGC’s 2019 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management in Bonita Springs, Florida. AGC’s annual Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management focuses on the thought leaders in the field of construction risk management, including the…

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VERTEX's Mark Degenaars to Speak at 2019 Fidelity & Surety Law Midwinter Conference

January 14, 2019

On January 17th and 18th, VERTEX’s Mark Degenaars, Managing Director of Construction Services, will be speaking on two panels at the Fidelity & Surety Law 2019 Midwinter Conference in San Diego, CA. Thursday, January 17th at 2:00 PM Performance Bond Surety’s Exposure to Damages The obligee’s ultimate goal in pursuing relief under a performance bond is the recovery…

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VERTEX's Henry Stormer Receives Certified Fire Protection Specialist Credential

January 10, 2019

Henry Stormer, National Fire Investigation Division Manager for VERTEX, was recently awarded the Certified Fire Protection Specialist credential. The Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential was created in 1971 to recognize, through certification, qualified individuals who are dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial, and who have acquired a level of professionalism through applied work…

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Happy Holidays from VERTEX

December 21, 2018

VERTEX would like to thank our clients, vendors, and employee-owners for your continuous support throughout 2018. Take some time during the holidays to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2019!

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