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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

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

Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences Groundbreaking

December 10, 2019

Rendering image courtesy of KPMB Architects  On Thursday, December 5, 2019, team members from Compass Project Management, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Vertex Companies, Inc., attended the official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Boston University Center for Computing & Data Sciences.  Due to open in 2022, the center will be state of the art in…

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VERTEX's CEO, Bill McConnell, to Publish Fundamentals of Construction Claims Book

November 18, 2019

VERTEX’s CEO, Bill McConnell, recently executed a publishing agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) for a book titled, “Fundamentals of Construction Claims: A 10-Step Guide for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Architects, and Engineers.” The book is expected to be published by the Summer of 2020. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in…

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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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Blog

Vapor Intrusion Sub-Slab Depressurization Systems

December 2, 2019

Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of commercial property owners facing vapor intrusion concerns. If you are redeveloping a contaminated property, refinancing it, or leasing it to a corporation, vapor intrusion can be a big liability and cost.  What is Vapor Intrusion? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), vapor intrusion…

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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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Environmental Sampling & Analysis - The Importance of Laboratory Data Correlation

October 30, 2019

Environmental Sampling & Analysis Sampling and analysis are an integral part of Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, remediation and ongoing monitoring on contaminated sites. Following environmental sampling, media such as soil and groundwater samples are analyzed by an environmental analytical laboratory for contaminants of concern specific to the site. These may include metals, petroleum hydrocarbons…

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Distillery Operations & Environmental Concerns

September 30, 2019

Although not the type of operations that come to mind when you consider environmentally risky facilities, distilleries can cause substantial damage to the surrounding environment in the event of a release. Distilleries handle large volumes of ethanol in various stages of the distillation process. A typical warehouse can store 20,000 barrels of alcohol during the…

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Managing Environmental Risks During Redevelopment

September 25, 2019

The real estate business abounds with environmental and construction challenges. Whether you’re a real estate investor, developer or owner, your project’s success may depend on how well environmental risk is identified, analyzed and managed from acquisition through construction completion. Purely conducting a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA), and possibly a Phase II ESA, does…

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