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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's Bill McConnell to Speak at ASC 2019 International Conference

April 11, 2019

On Friday, April 12th, VERTEX CEO, Bill McConnell, will be presenting at the ASC 2019 International Conference along with Carloine Clevenger, Assistant Director of Construction Engineering and Management at University of Colorado Denver. Learn more about VERTEX’s educational partnership with University of Colorado Denver. 2019 Theme: The Business of the Built Environment Join industry professionals who will…

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Expert Water Management + Comprehensive Insurance = Integrated Risk Management

April 9, 2019

Legionnaires’ Disease and Insurance  As the number of reported Legionella infections has increased, so has the number of lawsuits and claims. In reaction to the growing number of claims made asserting liability for illnesses related to exposure to Other Opportunistic Premise Plumbing Pathogens (OPPPs) and the higher standard of care that must be met to…

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VERTEX University Partners with Joshua N. Weiss, Ph.D.

April 4, 2019

VERTEX University has partnered with Joshua N. Weiss, Ph.D., the co-founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Negotiation Project, and President of Negotiation Works, Inc., to develop a series of courses (Conflict Analysis, Conflict Dynamics and Conflict Resolution) for the VERTEX team. Many of VERTEX’s projects involve…

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VERTEX is Contracted to Refresh a Denver Icon

March 8, 2019

  At the center of the circular soffit – sometimes referred to as “the mothership” by management – is the new elevator feature, the construction of which posed a number of challenges to both the design and construction. The previous elevator base had been wrapped in dark gray granite with a water feature draining into…

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VERTEX Acquires Compass Project Management, Inc.

January 18, 2019

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Compass Project Management, Inc. (Compass). “To VERTEX this acquisition is about joining forces with an amazing company whose mission and core values are aligned with ours.” said Jeff Picard, President of VERTEX. “Together we believe we will create more value to our employees and…

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Blog

Environmental Concerns Related to Hydraulic Fracturing

April 16, 2019

History of U.S. Crude Oil Production Natural gas and crude oil have been recovered and used as a cheap, reliable source of energy throughout the 20th century through today. Industrial scale recovery of these resources in the United States started in the mid-1800s when the first modern cased wells were installed, and refineries were constructed…

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Chemical Fires - Claim Investigation & Management

March 13, 2019

Chemical fires can occur at properties that stores hazardous chemicals. Due to the potential release of a multitude of chemicals and emergency responses from hazardous materials spill response teams, firefighters, and emergency remediation contractors, chemical fires lead to expensive and complicated losses. Chemical fires often destroy the site building and involve building, property, and pollution…

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Roof-Mounted Solar PV Panels - Part Two: Common Structural Issues

March 12, 2019

In part one of this two part series, we discussed the general structural building code requirements for roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels and how the rate of installation of PV panels is outpacing the current understanding of the requirements by the parties involved which creates potential for claims related to design errors, construction defects, contractor…

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What is an Expert Witness and how can they help me?

March 5, 2019

With the continued growth in litigation over the past several years, VERTEX has seen a steady increase in expert consulting work to support our clients. VERTEX has been retained to act on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in regards to liability and damages. The main goal of expert consulting is to add value to the…

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Roof-Mounted Solar PV Panels - Part One: Structural Code Requirements

February 27, 2019

With the recent exponential growth in renewable energy technologies and installations, VERTEX has seen a steady increase in consultation for roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) panels on both residential and commercial projects. Our consultation has ranged from questions related to acquisition of a property, investigation of damage to a building, or providing structural design services for a…

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