VERTEX served as the Surety’s Completing Construction Manager for the construction of a four-level, 373,000 square foot, post-tension concrete parking structure for the hospital with over 266,000 square feet of elevated deck and the completion and punchlist of the retaining wall and slab-on-grade work at a separate clinic garage. These garages were part of a $600M Corps of Engineers project at the Fort Hood military base. The project scope included formwork, installation of embeds, placement, and finish of concrete, and miscellaneous concrete work.
At the time of VERTEX’s engagement, the project was extremely distressed – both the bonded principal and a previous completion contractor had defaulted on the project. As a result, the surety turned to VERTEX to mitigate their losses and ensure a successful completion, retaining VERTEX as a full-time onsite project manager. Responsibilities included directing the work; updating the schedule; managing the budget; coordinating with the general contractor, rebar/post-tension cable contractor, and MEP contractors; project documentation; and reporting to the Surety.
Subsequent to the completion of the work, VERTEX was retained as an expert by the Surety in litigation involving the defaulted completion contractor and project delay claims. VERTEX prepared an expert report and provided litigation support. A favorable settlement was reached.