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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.

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VERTEX's Jeff Katz and Bill McConnell Present to the AGC on COVID-19 Construction Impacts

March 27, 2020

VERTEX’s Jeff Katz and Bill McConnell presented “The Components of a Comprehensive Project Continuity Plan” as part of the Associated General Contractors of America’s eight-part webinar series on the factors that construction companies need to consider as they strive for business continuity during the COVID-19 outbreak. From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many feared…

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VERTEX is Ready to Assist

March 17, 2020

CEO UPDATE VERTEX has implemented prudent social separation protocols due to COVID-19, but we are up and running at full capacity and we are here to service our clients through these turbulent times. With 500+ employees in 30 regions, VERTEX can help clients with travel bans to cover in-person meetings or site inspections anywhere in…

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CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

February 29, 2020

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Contact VERTEX

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VERTEX Celebrates 25 Years

February 28, 2020

It was February 1995 when VERTEX’s founders, Jim O’Brien, Bill McConnell, and Jeff Picard, started VERTEX. We started with only a few but now we are many, not only in numbers but also in disciplines. The company has grown to a global AEC firm with solutions in engineering design, construction, environmental, forensics, and IT. We…

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Lawrence Daniels Joins VERTEX as Senior Technical Advisor, Environmental Insurance

January 21, 2020

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce that Lawrence D. Daniels, P.G., has joined our organization as a Senior Technical Advisor for our Environmental Insurance Division. Mr. Daniels most recently served as Assistant Vice President for the Global Risk Advisors/ESIS division of Chubb. In addition to more than 10 years of environmental consulting…

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As-Planned Versus As-Built Method

March 30, 2020

In previous posts on schedule analysis methodologies, we’ve discussed the role of delay analysis methods in calculating the effect of a change on a project’s performance period. One of the most commonly encountered methods is “As-Planned versus As-Built.” In this post, we describe the method and walk through the general procedure for performing an As-Planned…

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COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts & Construction Delays

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Disrupts Supply Chains Causing Construction Delays  From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many feared that the virus would have a powerful impact on supply chains, resulting in construction delays. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently published the results of survey poll questions taken from March 17 – 19, 2020. When asked if…

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Methods for Sureties to Collect Outstanding Funds on Defaulted Federal Construction Projects

March 5, 2020

Although there are multiple ways to collect earned funds on government contracts, this post focuses on the methods that the Department of Defense (DoD) and its related agencies, including the Defense Logistics Agency and the service branches, employ to reallocate owed and unearned contract funds from a defaulted contractor to a surety, using the Contract…

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The Time Impact Analysis Method of Quantifying Construction Delays

February 28, 2020

Whenever a change occurs or is proposed, the contractor must evaluate both the direct costs associated with implementing the change and the time impact of those changes, i.e. will the change affect how long it takes to complete the project. There are a number of methods available to calculate the effect of the change on…

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Property Condition Assessments and Cold Weather Impacts on Commercial Buildings

February 25, 2020

What is a Property Condition Assessment? If you are in the commercial real estate market, you may have heard of Property Condition Assessments (PCAs) as they assist sellers, potential buyers, lenders, investors and/or owners. PCAs are considered a due diligence effort designed to evaluate the existing condition of a building and its surrounding attributes. The…

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