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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

Lawrence Daniels Joins VERTEX as Senior Technical Advisor, Environmental Insurance

January 17, 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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Happy Holidays from VERTEX

December 30, 2019

VERTEX would like to thank our clients, vendors, and employees for your continuous support throughout 2019.  Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a great start to 2020!

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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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What is ‘Building Science,’ and Why is it Important?

December 19, 2019

Many of us have been introduced to the concept of “building science” or the “building envelope,” especially those who work in the property management, development, and architecture, engineering and construction industries. But what exactly does the term building science mean and why is it of importance to us? VERTEX’s Thomas Koch, Vice President of Industrial…

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Tanker Truck Rollover Remediation

December 17, 2019

Across the United States, there are several industries that rely on roadway transportation to move materials, such as crude oil, gasoline, heating oil, and hazardous materials. The Department of Transportation (DOT) reports that 11-billion tons of freight are moved annually by trucking on roads and over 280 million miles are traveled by truckers. According to…

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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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Simple Energy & Water Savings for 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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