Providing forensic consulting, engineering design, construction, and environmental solutions to a broad base of clients throughout the globe. Since 1995, we have completed over 50,000 projects.

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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGN

VERTEX provides structural engineering design services for architects, developers, contractors, school districts, municipalities, property management companies, and building owners. We have extensive experience in all building types including schools, worship buildings, hotels, multi-family, commercial, institutional, office buildings, high-rise buildings, historic renovation and adaptive reuse, to name a few. 

Structural Design Engineering Services

CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN

VERTEX provides civil engineering design services for architects, developers, contractors, school districts, municipalities, property management companies, and building owners. We have extensive experience in all types of commercial, residential, and industrial projects located throughout the country.

Civil Design Engineering Services

TENANT IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTING

VERTEX provides General Contracting services for commercial interior projects spanning a wide range of client types. We specialize in office, retail, medical, restaurant, and hospitality construction. VERTEX can construct projects with state of the art, high-end finishes as well as more moderate remodel designs. We are just as comfortable working for local business owners as we are for national tenants with strict brand specifications.

Tenant Improvement Contracting Services

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE & BUILDING SCIENCES

Whether your mission is to renovate or demolish existing structures, ensure a healthy and safe work environment, comply with local, state and federal regulations, or address concerns of potential exposure to hazardous materials, VERTEX can help you identify, implement, and achieve your goals in a timely and cost effective manner.

Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences Services

ENVIRONMENTAL DUE DILIGENCE

Whether evaluating a single asset or full portfolio, our experienced consulting and management professionals can quickly identify project areas with the greatest potential to make a significant financial impact. Clients also rely on us for qualified advice on managing liabilities and non-compliance challenges. Our goal is to reduce your environmental risk and enable you to meet the aggressive asset evaluation deadlines that are typical of many real estate transactions.

Environmental Due Diligence Services

ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Our clients benefit from VERTEX’s remediation services that are tailored to resolve environmental risks responsively, professionally, creatively, and cost effectively. Given the broad range of our expertise – from remediation, construction, demolition, and redevelopment – we bring a unique perspective that goes beyond engineering and environmental issues to incorporate all aspects of owning, developing, and operating real estate.

Environmental Remediation Services

FACILITY CLOSURE

Corporations often have difficulty in managing costs and uncertainties associated with environmentally encumbered assets and seek a higher level of accuracy, assurance and transparency in establishing the true cost of managing and disposing of such assets. VERTEX delivers cost-effective, professionally managed Facility Closure services to our clients. We provide these services using a range of delivery mechanisms tailored to project requirements, including design bid and complete turnkey options for sensitive projects where continuity of the project team is critical for success.

Facility Closure Services

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Environmental Concerns Related to Hydraulic Fracturing

April 16, 2019

History of U.S. Crude Oil Production Natural gas and crude oil have been recovered and used as a cheap, reliable source of energy throughout the 20th century through today. Industrial scale recovery of these resources in the United States started in the mid-1800s when the first modern cased wells were installed, and refineries were constructed…

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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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Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in Ontario: The importance of developing a comprehensive Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP)

April 4, 2019

In Ontario, Phase II Investigations often follow the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Record of Site Condition (Ontario Reg. 153/04 – Phase Two ESAs) regulations. As part of best management practice or in some cases triggered by a regulatory requirement (e.g. Ontario Reg. 153/04), a Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) is considered…

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Integrated Risk Management of Legionnaires’ Disease and Infections by Other Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens

April 2, 2019

What is Legionnaires’ Disease?  Legionnaires’ disease is a severe, sometimes deadly pneumonia caused by bacteria called Legionella. Reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease have increased significantly since 2000. Infections by other clinically significant waterborne pathogens, including but not limited to Pseudomonas, Acinetobacter, Burkholderia, Stenotrophomonas, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and Fusarium also have increased dramatically. Collectively, Legionella and…

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Chemical Fires - Claim Investigation & Management

March 13, 2019

Chemical fires can occur at properties that stores hazardous chemicals. Due to the potential release of a multitude of chemicals and emergency responses from hazardous materials spill response teams, firefighters, and emergency remediation contractors, chemical fires lead to expensive and complicated losses. Chemical fires often destroy the site building and involve building, property, and pollution…

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