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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 Speaking at Fidelity and Surety Law Spring Conference

May 9, 2019

Several of VERTEX’s team are in Austin, Texas today through Saturday, May 11th, speaking and training as part of the 2019 Fidelity & Surety Law Spring Conference (FSLC). The conference, Complex Construction Issues Facing the Performing Surety, has a heavy construction focus. The speakers include many of FSLC’s most distinguished professionals from companies, law firms,…

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VERTEX at the 2019 West Coast Casualty Construction Defect Seminar

May 9, 2019

From May 9th to the 10th, 2019, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be one of many in the construction industry learning and collaborating about the insurance coverage, prosecution, defense, and other specialized topics around the subject of construction claims and litigation.  Learn more about the conference. VERTEX provides consulting to the insurance industry relating…

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VERTEX's Pentucket Middle-High School Project Approved by Voters

May 7, 2019

2019 has been a great year thus far for VERTEX’s Owner’s Project Managers. It was announced yesterday that the three (3) member-towns of the Pentucket Regional School District voted to approve the construction of their new Pentucket Middle-High School. Read News here https://www.prsd.org/apps/news/show_news.jsp?REC_ID=557298&id=0 VERTEX started the process as the District’s Owner’s Project Manager (OPM) in…

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VTX Expands and Promotes Michael J. Cugino to Executive Vice President

May 2, 2019

Michael J. Cugino, Principal Geoscientist, Executive Vice President VTX has expanded its geographic footprint by opening a second Canadian office located in Calgary, Alberta. VTX has been headquartered in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since 2013. To lead the expansion, Michael J. Cugino, Principal Geoscientist has been promoted to Executive Vice President. As Michael commented,…

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VERTEX's Bill McConnell to Speak at ASC 2019 International Conference

April 11, 2019

On Friday, April 12th, VERTEX CEO, Bill McConnell, will be presenting at the ASC 2019 International Conference along with Carloine Clevenger, Assistant Director of Construction Engineering and Management at University of Colorado Denver. Learn more about VERTEX’s educational partnership with University of Colorado Denver. 2019 Theme: The Business of the Built Environment Join industry professionals who will…

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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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Local Energy Reporting Programs are on the Rise: Be Aware of Your Obligations

April 11, 2019

Many cities across the U.S. have voluntarily implemented policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and they are calling on building owners to help them achieve their goals. Energy use in commercial and industrial buildings contributes significantly to the overall carbon footprint in most cities. For example, the City of Boulder Colorado estimates that 55%…

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Notice Provisions in Construction Contracts - What You Need to Know

February 21, 2019

Construction contracts most often require contractors to issue written notice of claims and change orders. The purpose of providing notice in writing of a change or impact is to afford the notified party adequate time to investigate the matter and manage associated risks. In the most basic terms, notice provisions detail what is expected from…

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VERTEX 2018 Year in Review

December 31, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, VERTEX would like to again thank our clients, vendors, and employee-owners for your continuous support throughout the year. You are the reason VERTEX is a leading firm in the AEC industry.  Here are some highlights from 2018: VERTEX redefined our Mission & Core Values to sharpen our focus because we care about…

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Drones, Smart Buildings, IoT – The Future of Technology in Construction

October 9, 2018

The introduction of technology has changed the world drastically. There is no question that over the past thirty years, technology has made a resounding impact on the everyday lives of many. Today, known as the Information Age, the economy is based on technology, a necessity for businesses to get on top and stay on top….

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