VERTEX has Experts that Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk.

Unlike others, VERTEX provides forensic consulting alongside traditional AEC services which allows for a 360 degree view of your project.

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Our forensics experts work alongside AEC specialists which enhances our skills and bolsters the credibility of our expert consultants.

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VERTEX delivers innovative solutions on complex projects globally.

Since 1995, VERTEX has completed over 90,000 projects.

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VERTEX believes in a Lifetime of Learning philosophy.

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VERTEX is looking for talented individuals to join a highly technical team of forensic consultants, design engineers, construction managers, and environmental scientists.

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VERTEX is a multi-discipline firm with global coverage. Our international network of resources enables us to provide multi-national clients with the most qualified local professionals who understand the culture, language, and regulatory framework.

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Higher Education Institutional Investors & Owners

Vertex supports higher education institutions throughout all phases of construction, from renovations to new development, as well as during routine operations.

Over the past decade, VERTEX has successfully managed over $1B in higher education capital projects. We know from experience that the greatest challenge of major developments and renovations is the potential disruption of campus operations, so we have identified key techniques and approaches to make the process predictable and minimize the impact on your community.

Proactive Planning & Designing

First and foremost, colleges and universities are collaborative environments and our preconstruction processes embrace that spirit. We identify and engage all stakeholders, both academic and operational, early and often throughout the design phase and proactively identify critical risk factors. By doing so we avoid the costly consequences of revisiting design decisions as the project progresses. Additionally, our iterative cost-estimating processes provide ongoing cost feedback and translate to a predictable design phase that sets aggressive and achievable expectations for your project.

Minimize Campus Impacts

The impacts of construction on an active higher education campus don’t need to be disruptive. Our approach to construction mitigation starts early in design by establishing construction impacts as key criteria in the design process and recognizing the importance of building the academic calendar into the project schedule. By taking advantage of key opportunities (seasonal breaks, inter-sessions) and avoiding impact at critical times (exams, commencement), our approach substantially reduces the construction footprint.

Effective Communication

VERTEX believes new capital projects offer exciting opportunities to showcase institutional advancements in communication and collaboration. We integrate communications seamlessly into the project delivery cycle by utilizing an online portal to collaborate with our institutional and project partners. For external communications, we manage project-specific “town halls”, bulletins, and a project communications website to keep your campus community up to date on advancements and impacts.

Cutting Edge Technology & Sustainability

VERTEX incorporates the latest thinking in sustainability and resilience, employs lean management techniques, and utilizing integrated design and construction methods to provide project solutions that lead the industry in efficiency. we provide project management services tailored to your priorities. Our in-house specialists in these and other forward-thinking practices complement our traditional project management skills and technical services to assure your project team can meet all challenges a project will present.

Innovative Project Controls

While the design and construction industry has seen many technological and productivity advances in recent years, VERTEX knows the formula for the success of any project still relies on the day-to-day execution of a sound project management plan. To keep your project on time and within budget our project managers establish and update an accurate project budget that foresees all possible costs and contingencies to develop and maintain an aggressive yet achievable schedule.

Successful Turnover

Our approach to commissioning and turnover starts at the beginning by developing a thorough understanding of your facility, technology, and related departments’ standards and expectations. With a consistent check-in plan during design, we are able to ensure the final result meets all expectations. Additionally, we commit to post-occupancy check-ins to ensure the building’s performance meets everyone’s expectations.

Additional Solutions Offered On Higher Education Campuses And Schools

VERTEX is an industry-rated top Design Engineering, Construction Project Advisory, Environmental, and Forensic Consulting company that is value focused and operates with a constant sense of urgency. We are comprised of professional managers, engineers, and scientists who provide valuable, innovative solutions for routine operations as well as during renovation and development.

  • American University
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Arcadia University
  • Babson College
  • Barnard College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Bryant University
  • Bucknell University
  • California State University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Delaware College of Art & Design
  • Drew University
  • Drexel University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Napa Valley College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Princeton University
  • Regis College
  • Rice University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern Texas College
  • Texas A & M University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • University of Denver
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wiley College

Featured Services

Engineering Design Services

Engineering Design

VERTEX provides engineering design solutions on all types of ground-up and restoration work involving commercial, residential, industrial, and transportation projects.


Environmental Services

Environmental Consulting

Since 1995, VERTEX has been a global provider of environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, and remediation services.



Owner’s Project Manager

VERTEX has performed Owner's Project Management services for school building authorities, universities, and colleges for decades.


Project Advisory

VERTEX offers project advisory for construction contracting and consulting services to a broad spectrum of clients on technical projects located throughout the globe.