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VERTEX offers Forensic Consulting services throughout the globe to a diverse set of clients that include insurance carriers, third party administrators, law firms, sureties, developers, HOAs, and contractors.


Our services include: Surety Claims Consulting, Construction Claims Consulting, Environmental Claims Consulting, Forensic Engineering, Forensic Cost Engineering, Forensic Architecture, Forensic Accounting, Forensic IT Services, and Forensic Fire Investigation services. Our clients hire us to provide engineering, construction and environmental experts with litigation and deposition experience. VERTEX has turnkey forensic services inclusive of forensic accounting and Forensic IT support.

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Christopher Morley

Christopher Morley

Managing Director, Forensic, Risk Management & Engineering Design

Christopher Morley has over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. As the Managing Director of Forensic, Risk Management & Engineering Design, Mr. Morley is responsible for the management, operations, strategy, and business development. Mr. Morley also oversees hundreds of global environmental and engineering/construction insurance claims. Additionally, Mr. Morley oversees Loss Control services for environmental and construction underwriting.

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VERTEX's Jeff Katz and Bill McConnell Present to the AGC on COVID-19 Construction Impacts

March 27, 2020

VERTEX’s Jeff Katz and Bill McConnell presented “The Components of a Comprehensive Project Continuity Plan” as part of the Associated General Contractors of America’s eight-part webinar series on the factors that construction companies need to consider as they strive for business continuity during the COVID-19 outbreak. From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many feared…

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VERTEX is Ready to Assist

March 17, 2020

CEO UPDATE VERTEX has implemented prudent social separation protocols due to COVID-19, but we are up and running at full capacity and we are here to service our clients through these turbulent times. With 500+ employees in 30 regions, VERTEX can help clients with travel bans to cover in-person meetings or site inspections anywhere in…

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CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

February 29, 2020

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance. Contact VERTEX

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VERTEX Celebrates 25 Years

February 28, 2020

It was February 1995 when VERTEX’s founders, Jim O’Brien, Bill McConnell, and Jeff Picard, started VERTEX. We started with only a few but now we are many, not only in numbers but also in disciplines. The company has grown to a global AEC firm with solutions in engineering design, construction, environmental, forensics, and IT. We…

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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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COVID-19 Supply Chain Impacts & Construction Delays

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Disrupts Supply Chains Causing Construction Delays  From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many feared that the virus would have a powerful impact on supply chains, resulting in construction delays. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently published the results of survey poll questions taken from March 17 – 19, 2020. When asked if…

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What is Subrogation?

March 6, 2020

What is the appropriate course of action for an insured and/or their insurance carrier when a third party is responsible for a loss that triggers a claim? In these instances, subrogation provides the opportunity for insurance carriers to pursue a settlement with the responsible party. This practice not only helps the bottom-line of insurance companies…

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Methods for Sureties to Collect Outstanding Funds on Defaulted Federal Construction Projects

March 5, 2020

Although there are multiple ways to collect earned funds on government contracts, this post focuses on the methods that the Department of Defense (DoD) and its related agencies, including the Defense Logistics Agency and the service branches, employ to reallocate owed and unearned contract funds from a defaulted contractor to a surety, using the Contract…

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The Time Impact Analysis Method of Quantifying Construction Delays

February 28, 2020

Whenever a change occurs or is proposed, the contractor must evaluate both the direct costs associated with implementing the change and the time impact of those changes, i.e. will the change affect how long it takes to complete the project. There are a number of methods available to calculate the effect of the change on…

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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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