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


VERTEX’s broad array of environmental services includes: Due Diligence, Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences, Building Water Systems Management & Compliance, Facility Closures, Remediation, Loss Control and Indoor Air. VERTEX’s team of environmental engineers, consultants and scientists operate out of our network of 20+ offices.

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Jaron Frieden

Jaron Frieden, CEA

Managing Director, Environmental

Jaron Frieden has worked at VERTEX since 1996 and is the Managing Director of the Environmental Vertical. In this position, Mr. Frieden works closely with the senior leadership to lead the direction all environmental services including Remediation, Industrials, Due Diligence, Industrial Hygiene & Building Sciences, Property Condition Assessments and Marine Fisheries. Mr. Frieden maintains his position of Managing Director of Remediation which is his main technical expertise. Due to VERTEX’s diverse service offerings, Mr. Frieden educates clients and colleagues on the benefits of maximizing our Construction Management, Engineering, Litigation Support and Insurance Services and is well versed in the execution of those services. As with all of the senior leadership at VERTEX, Mr. Frieden continues to stay involved in complex projects to ensure their delivery and that VERTEX’s clients are delighted, not just satisfied, with our strategic and value add consulting services.

News

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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Expert Water Management + Comprehensive Insurance = Integrated Risk Management

April 9, 2019

Legionnaires’ Disease and Insurance  As the number of reported Legionella infections has increased, so has the number of lawsuits and claims. In reaction to the growing number of claims made asserting liability for illnesses related to exposure to Other Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens (OPPPs) and the higher standard of care that must be met to…

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VERTEX University Partners with Joshua N. Weiss, Ph.D.

April 4, 2019

VERTEX University has partnered with Joshua N. Weiss, Ph.D., the co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project, and President of Negotiation Works, Inc., to develop a series of courses (Conflict Analysis, Conflict Dynamics and Conflict Resolution) for the VERTEX team. Many of VERTEX’s projects involve…

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VERTEX is Contracted to Refresh a Denver Icon

March 8, 2019

  At the center of the circular soffit – sometimes referred to as “the mothership” by management – is the new elevator feature, the construction of which posed a number of challenges to both the design and construction. The previous elevator base had been wrapped in dark gray granite with a water feature draining into…

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VERTEX Acquires Compass Project Management, Inc.

January 18, 2019

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Compass Project Management, Inc. (Compass). “To VERTEX this acquisition is about joining forces with an amazing company whose mission and core values are aligned with ours.” said Jeff Picard, President of VERTEX. “Together we believe we will create more value to our employees and…

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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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Environmental Impact of Deicing Agents

February 4, 2019

Every year, once winter settles in, winter weather makes travel conditions treacherous and has the capability to slow or stop many of the activities we take for granted in daily life. Fortunately, our local, state, and federal governments have taken it upon themselves to do all within their power to keep roadways clear from snow…

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