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VERTEX offers contracting, owner’s representation, and program management services throughout our global office network. Our contracting solutions include: tenant improvement contracting (commercial interior), reconstruction & restoration, completion contracting, Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), and construction loss control consulting.


VERTEX’s construction solutions span the globe. Our fast paced growth over the past two decades is result of our ever commitment to responsiveness, value, quality, and safety. Over the past year alone, VERTEX has completed projects in the US, Canada, Mexico, South Korea, Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Japan, Germany, and Cuba, just to name a few.

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Mark Degenaars

Mark Degenaars, LEED GA

Managing Director, Construction Services

Mark Degenaars is the Managing Director of the Construction Services vertical within The Vertex Companies, Inc. He has been with VERTEX for over eight 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 Creates Master’s Programs for Employees in Partnership with CU Denver’s Engineering School

November 11, 2019

During a recent CU Board of Regents meeting, VERTEX’s Chief Learning Officer, Russell Fitzpatrick, and CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design and Computing Dean, Martin Dunn, led a discussion about the success of their partnership and what made it possible. “VERTEX and CU share a vision for the future that incorporates a lifetime of learning…

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VTX Consulting Services Celebrates 6 Years

October 29, 2019

VTX Consulting Services Inc.8750 Holgate Crescent Milton, ON L9T 0K3 VTX Consulting Services Inc. (VTX), the Canadian subsidiary of The Vertex Companies Inc., is celebrating 6 years. Since 2013, VTX has continued to grow its operations, expanding expertise in all service areas and remaining committed to achieving the highest levels of service for clients. Headquartered…

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VERTEX Awarded ENR Mountain States Best Small Project of 2019 for SugarSquare

October 17, 2019

VERTEX is proud to be part of the ENR Mountain States 2019 Best Small Project winning team as the structural engineering consultant on the SugarSquare project in Downtown Denver, CO. Congratulations to Urban Villages, Semple Brown Design, P.C., Jordy Construction and IMEG Corp. (formerly MKK Engineers). SugarSquare is a four-story, 11,400-sq-ft building in Denver’s LoDo…

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VERTEX Acquires Compliance Environmental International, Inc. (CEI)

October 1, 2019

Michael Plainte, VERTEX, and Archie Barrett, CEI (October 2019) The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Compliance Environmental International, Inc. (CEI). The agreement was signed in the presence of senior leadership of both organizations including Archie Barrett, President and Owner of CEI; Jaron Frieden, Managing Director of VERTEX; Michael Plainte,…

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VERTEX's CEO Bill McConnell Featured in Civil + Structural Engineer Magazine

September 12, 2019

As VERTEX’s CEO, Bill McConnell, states, “Education has no finish line.” Bill has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine, a J.D. degree from the University of Denver, a M.S. degree from Columbia University, and he is working towards his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado. He also completed…

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Energy & Water Savings for Simple Multi-Family Buildings

November 5, 2019

Multi-family property owners are oftentimes hesitant to take the plunge into energy savings projects. Typically, this is due to inexperience with these types of projects, uncertainty surrounding expected savings, or unclear financing incentives. Below we discuss some simple energy and water savings opportunities that can be implemented within a multi-family property as well as some…

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2019 State of the Construction & Surety Industries Report

August 31, 2019

Between Q4 of ‘17 and Q3 of ‘18, average U.S. Real GDP growth hovered above the 3% mark, which is considered strong for the U.S. nowadays. Accordingly, the FOMC ticked up the federal funds rate by a quarter point on seven separate occasions between ‘17 and ‘18 and, as a result, the U.S. economy has…

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Using a Windows Analysis to Evaluate Schedule Delays

August 15, 2019

A Windows Analysis, sometimes referred to as a contemporaneous period analysis, is one of the more commonly used methods of forensic schedule analysis. In this post, we provide an overview of the method along with a brief discussion of its strengths and weaknesses. What is a Windows Analysis? A Windows Analysis is a forensic technique…

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Building Commissioning - Why it Adds Value

July 24, 2019

What is Building Commissioning? Building Commissioning is a process that provides documented verification that fundamental building systems and components are designed, installed, and performing as intended with respect to the basis of design (BOD), owner’s project requirements (OPR), and sustainability requirements. The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code requires commissioning for any building with a total cooling…

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Best Practices for Applying the “Measured Mile Method” in Loss-of-Productivity Claims

April 29, 2019

Construction claim practitioners face many challenges in settling productivity claims due to the complexities involved in quantifying damages. Since a worker’s productivity is influenced by an infinite number of factors, discretely measuring the effect of a select impact is impossible. However, methods do exist to estimate loss of efficiency on construction projects – the most…

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