Forensic Consulting
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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

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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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

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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Evaluating Pollution Claim Costs

January 30, 2020

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires owners of hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities, landfills, and underground storage tanks (USTs) to provide evidence that they have the financial assurance to clean up any material from the facility that causes environmental damage and to compensate victims for Bodily Injury and Property Damage. Most…

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The Importance of Safety Fundamentals

January 28, 2020

In the last several weeks, our VERTEX Occupational Health & Safety (H&S) Consulting Group has taken on three completely different projects for three completely different clients… Litigation Support involving review of excavation safety practices that happened to be associated with a construction defects suit; Assisted a General Contractor who is constructing a 20+ story mixed-use…

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Subterranean Parking Garage Leaks: Assessing and Repairing Efficiently

January 23, 2020

Many multifamily and commercial/office buildings in urban areas contain underground parking garages. These garages can extend anywhere from one level to multiple levels below grade. While the portion of the building above ground needs to be weatherproof, the walls below grade need to be made waterproof. Simply put, the basement of a building is analogous…

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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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