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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Vice President, Facility Closure

Greg Sampson

Greg Sampson

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

VERTEX 2018 Charitable Giving Overview

December 4, 2018

Over the past 23 years, VERTEX has been able to support hundreds of organizations across North America. 2018 offered VERTEX the opportunity to support both new and returning charities, many of which were submitted by our employee-owners. Check out the 2018 highlights. A very big THANK YOU to our employee-owners for your charitable work and contributions….

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VERTEX Offers 3-Day Basic Consultant Methamphetamine-affected Property Initial Training

November 5, 2018

VERTEX’s Thomas Koch, CIH, MEPM, Vice President of Industrial Hygiene/EHS Services will be leading a 3-Day Basic Consultant Methamphetamine-affected Property Initial Training on November 27th to 29th, 2018 in our Denver office. This 3-day training course will cover topics about meth-affected property as well as an overview of related statutes and regulations. We will also discuss…

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VERTEX's Mark Degenaars to Speak at Women in Construction Conference

October 19, 2018

VERTEX is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the Women in Construction Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 19th. To help women in architecture, engineering, construction, the trades, real estate, lawyers, and consultants build skills and develop relationships that will help both their firms and themselves in their continued success, an annual conference is organized with…

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VERTEX Sponsors Bisnow Denver’s New Construction and Development Forum

October 17, 2018

  Join VERTEX Engineers, Construction Experts, and Environmental Scientists at Bisnow Denver’s New Construction and Development Forum on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30am.  Get 20% off your registration with our discount code: VCSD20ZERS. What you’ll learn: 1) Construction costs are rising, materials are expensive and the labor shortage is real. What are the viable solutions (in the foreseeable future) to a…

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VERTEX to Co-Host CDLA CLE Event with Exponent

October 3, 2018

In conjunction with the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA), VERTEX is co-hosting a CLE event with Exponent on Thursday, November 1st at Union Station Denver. VERTEX’s Ryan Phillips will be presenting on “Cost Estimating Basics in Construction Defect Matters – Best Practices and Key Considerations” at 3pm. Join our engineers and experts for an afternoon of CLE…

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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

One of the most overlooked and undervalued planning activities during a development or redevelopment project involves the evaluation of groundwater and dewatering on a project site and how the results may adversely affect the project environmentally, logistically and financially. If overlooked, improper planning could result in the risk of a project shutdown, non-compliance with local,…

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