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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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Key Personnel

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.

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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Blog

Transit-Oriented Design

January 9, 2020

Transit-Oriented Design in Honolulu Provides Unique Business Opportunities for the Surety and Construction Industries Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a community development construction paradigm that integrates mass transit into neighborhood design. TOD’s goal is to provide walkable, livable, mixed-use communities that facilitate lower car dependency and a higher quality of life. In these communities, residents will…

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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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Are Sawcuts Required in My Slab? Part Two: Residential Slabs-on-Ground

December 12, 2019

In part one, we discussed the controlling code sections and code referenced guides that pertain to sawcut contraction joints in commercial concrete slabs-on-ground. Part two will focus on residential concrete slabs-on ground. Cracks in concrete floor slabs-on-ground for new residential construction projects can lead to design and/or construction defect claims against a projects design professional…

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International Contracting - What Contractors Need to Know

December 11, 2019

The opportunity to work overseas can be exciting, lucrative and, frankly, challenging. One key to success is to ask the right questions and know the requirements as you plan, staff, work, and, ultimately, complete your project outside of the United States. You may already be aware of some of the challenges of doing business overseas….

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Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2019

By planning ahead and following these Halloween Safety Tips from the National Fire Protection Association you can help make this Halloween a fire-safe one.  When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye holes are large enough so he or she can see…

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