Environmental Services

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.

Economic Analysis of Facility Closure

VERTEX is often engaged to develop an economic analysis of facility closure in order to determine: real property valuation; liability and asset analysis; real estate transactional analysis; risk management; and end-of-life cost estimating and financial reporting.

Pre-Demolition Support for Facility Closure

VERTEX provides pre-demolition support to property owners in order to handle: baseline screening assessments to develop facility closure scope and schedule; asbestos/hazardous materials inventory and mitigation planning; facility closure decontamination, decommissioning and demolition (DDD) budget estimating; machinery and equipment asset sale, salvage, and transfer management; regulatory agency consultation, stakeholder involvement and public/community outreach; and Brownfields redevelopment/site reuse support.

Execution and Oversight of Facility Closure

In addition to pre-demolition support services, VERTEX offers the following services during the closure process: health and safety services; on-site construction/demolition management; hazardous material abatement oversight; waste characterization and management; sewer and drainage line evaluations, cleaning, and closure; UST/AST closure and reporting; soil and groundwater remediation; permit close-out; and site restoration/property transfer.

Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Demolition Support

VERTEX has a proven approach to Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Demolition (DDD) projects that has been successfully implemented by our experienced staff and pre-qualified subcontractors. While each project is unique, our general project approach for planning and executing these projects is consistent. VERTEX draws on our extensive experience with the evaluation, management and disposition of manufacturing facilities by quantifying each concern outlined above and preparing a reasonable course of action, tailor-made for each situation. Through practical knowledge gained from years of projects involving Facility Closure Services, our ability to understand our Clients’ business goals help differentiate our approach from our competitors.

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Greg Sampson

Greg Sampson

Vice President, Facility Closure

Greg Sampson is Vice President of Facility Closure at VERTEX and responsible for industrial market sector growth and management in this service area. Mr. Sampson manages multi-million dollar remediation, abatement and demolition projects throughout North America. He is responsible for expanding decommissioning and demolition services, growing revenue for existing clients and developing new opportunities.

Mr. Sampson has over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting field and has provided reliable/actionable input and advice to clients and account teams on a wide-range of global due diligence, remedial construction, decommissioning and demolition projects. He has actively participated in short and long range planning and assisted with the definition, coordination and implementation of client capture strategies, setting priorities and setting programmatic objectives. Mr. Sampson has a proven track record of developing practical and economical solutions to specific problems encountered by complex pursuits and projects. 

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

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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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PFAS (PFC) Contamination in the Environment

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Ladder Safety Training Video

April 11, 2018

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), over 500,000 people are treated each year for ladder related falls. Whether you use a ladder out in the field, in your workplace or at home, safety should always be your number one priority.  At VERTEX, safety is part of our culture. We recently hosted…

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Benefits of Implementing Green and Sustainable Deconstruction Practices on Demolition Projects

April 10, 2018

Green and Sustainable Deconstruction (GSD) is the practice of considering environmental, social and economic effects of structure demolition into a site redevelopment project. The practice focuses on the selection and implementation of deconstruction methods that will maximize the environmental benefits of recycling and reuse of materials while attempting to minimize costs. Demolition materials amount to…

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Occupational Health & Safety Standards in Canada

March 27, 2018

In Canada, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) is covered by Acts (legislation) or statutes and other related regulations promulgated under federal, provincial, and/or territorial regulations. Regardless of jurisdiction, the key components of OH&S regulations in Canada are similar across the country. However, the details of the legislation, the mechanism of implementation, and enforcement may vary…

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Dewatering and Groundwater Treatment Systems

March 22, 2018

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