VERTEX has Experts that Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk.

Unlike others, VERTEX provides forensic consulting alongside traditional AEC services which allows for a 360 degree view of your project.

VERTEX Services


VERTEX delivers innovative solutions on complex projects globally.

Since 1995, VERTEX has completed over 90,000 projects.

View Portfolio


VERTEX believes in a Lifetime of Learning philosophy.

Stay current with our industry experts as they share their insights and knowledge on the built environment.

View Insights

Grow Your Career

Join Our Team

VERTEX is looking for talented individuals to join a highly technical team of forensic consultants, design engineers, construction managers, and environmental scientists.

Learn More

Contact Us

Have a question or want to speak with a technical professional?

VERTEX is a multi-discipline firm with global coverage. Our international network of resources enables us to provide multi-national clients with the most qualified local professionals who understand the culture, language, and regulatory framework.

Call Us: 888.298.5162

Call Us

Call us at 888.298.5162.

Cost of Repair and Fault Allocation

Cost of Repair

VERTEX’s qualified cost experts estimate and/or evaluate construction costs utilizing industry standard estimating techniques. Because VERTEX is a large construction contractor, we maintain a database of subcontractor and vendor pricing within our Procore system, so we have a feel for current market conditions. We also use OnScreen Takeoff software for quantity takeoffs. Lastly, VERTEX maintains subscriptions to industry standard cost databases including Xactimate, EquipmentWatch and RSMeans.

Fault Allocation

VERTEX’s experts utilize a five-step approach to allocating fault to potentially responsible parties in construction claims:

  1. Identify the construction issue
  2. Identify the various duties of the parties
  3. Determine which party or parties are responsible for the issue
  4. Determine if the issue is latent or patent
  5. Determine if a follow up contractor improperly covered up patently defective work

    Based on methodology VERTEX assigns fault percentages to the various parties. This allocation work is generally used to assist in settlement negotiations.

Need an Expert?

VERTEX is unique because our forensics experts work alongside our technical professionals and are actively involved in current projects. If you need an expert witness with real-world experience, contact us.

Contact Us

Featured Experts

ZB Headshot 22
Jeff K. 2022