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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.

News

VERTEX Wins 2019 WebAward

September 10, 2019

VERTEX is proud to be named the 2019 Best Environmental Website by Web Marketing Association. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. The WebAwards are recognized as the…

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VERTEX's Bill McConnell and Mark Degenaars to Present at Pearlman 2019

September 3, 2019

VERTEX’s Bill McConnell, CEO, and Mark Degenaars, Managing Director of Construction Services, are presenting at the 26th Annual Pearlman Conference in Woodinville, WA on September 5th, 2019. Bill will be presenting on “Privilege Issues in the Surety’s Initial Claim Investigation” and Mark will be presenting on “Thinking Outside the Box: Utilizing a Surety’s Own Account…

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VERTEX’s CEO, Bill McConnell, Recognized in Columbia University’s Global Leaders in Construction Management Industry Network

August 22, 2019

VERTEX is a strong believer in continuous learning. In fact, it’s part of our core values and is practiced by many of VERTEX’s team. Take, for example, Bill McConnell, CEO, who has been working towards his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Civil Engineering. One of Bill’s professors, Dr. Ibrahim Odeh, is also the founder of…

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VERTEX's Henry Stormer Receives Motor Vehicle Fire Credential

August 15, 2019

Henry Stormer, National Fire Investigation Division Manager for VERTEX, was recently awarded the Certified Motor Vehicle Fire Investigator credential, IAAI-CFI (V). The International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) is an international professional association of more than 9,000 fire investigation professionals. The IAAI Specialized Program Credential Endorsement programs serve to provide a pathway for recognition as…

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VERTEX Gets Demo of Robotics from 'Sister Bots'

August 9, 2019

Sister Bots at VERTEX, August 9, 2019 VERTEX’s Denver office recently had an inspiring demonstration on how robotics is creating innovative thinkers when our favorite First Lego League (FLL) robotics team, Sister Bots, came to the office to show us some solutions from Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Sister Bots are comprised of our own Claire…

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Hydraulic Fluid Releases & Environmental Concerns

September 17, 2019

Hydraulic fluid, sometimes referred to as hydraulic oil, is a large and loosely defined class of materials with a variety of uses as a medium by which energy is transferred. They are typically a mixture composed of a base fluid with various additives creating a proprietary product with specific chemical characteristics designed for a specific…

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2019 State of the Construction & Surety Industries Report

August 31, 2019

Between Q4 of ‘17 and Q3 of ‘18, average U.S. Real GDP growth hovered above the 3% mark, which is considered strong for the U.S. nowadays. Accordingly, the FOMC ticked up the federal funds rate by a quarter point on seven separate occasions between ‘17 and ‘18 and, as a result, the U.S. economy has…

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Using a Windows Analysis to Evaluate Schedule Delays

August 15, 2019

A Windows Analysis, sometimes referred to as a contemporaneous period analysis, is one of the more commonly used methods of forensic schedule analysis. In this post, we provide an overview of the method along with a brief discussion of its strengths and weaknesses. What is a Windows Analysis? A Windows Analysis is a forensic technique…

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Building Commissioning - Why it Adds Value

July 24, 2019

What is Building Commissioning? Building Commissioning is a process that provides documented verification that fundamental building systems and components are designed, installed, and performing as intended with respect to the basis of design (BOD), owner’s project requirements (OPR), and sustainability requirements. The 2018 International Energy Conservation Code requires commissioning for any building with a total cooling…

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Radioactive Remedial Sites

July 11, 2019

What are Radioactive Elements? Radioactive elements are naturally occurring unstable molecules that are present throughout the earth’s crust. Unlike most of the elements that exist in nature, these elements spontaneously lose energy or mass and decay into a less massive isotope or element. Most of the radioactive elements that exist in the earth’s crust are…

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