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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 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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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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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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VERTEX 2019 Year in Review

January 31, 2020

We have our eyes set for 2020 vision. But it is also nice to look back since 2019 was a great year! We would like to thank our clients, vendors, and employee-owners for your continuous support throughout the year. You are the reason VERTEX is a leading firm in the AEC industry.  Take a look…

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Evaluating Pollution Claim Costs

January 30, 2020

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires owners of hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities, landfills, and underground storage tanks (USTs) to provide evidence that they have the financial assurance to clean up any material from the facility that causes environmental damage and to compensate victims for Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Most…

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The Importance of Safety Fundamentals

January 28, 2020

In the last several weeks, our VERTEX Occupational Health & Safety (H&S) Consulting Group has taken on three completely different projects for three completely different clients… Litigation Support involving review of excavation safety practices that happened to be associated with a construction defects suit; Assisted a General Contractor who is constructing a 20+ story mixed-use…

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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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