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Lance VanDemark PE, PhD

Vice President, Civil Engineering

Dr. Lance VanDemark has over 20 years of traditional design experience in Civil Engineering & Land Development and has a strong educational background in Structural Engineering & Engineering Management. Dr. VanDemark completed his doctoral dissertation on dispute resolution and risk mitigation of civil engineering claims. Dr. VanDemark has provided traditional Civil Land Development Services on a multitude of projects including grading, drainage, utilities design in addition to entitlements and project management. Dr. VanDemark has also provided over 9 years of assignments in Civil Forensics since joining VERTEX in early 2012. Dr. VanDemark has been retained on construction defect and expert witness files for residential, commercial, and heavy civil engineering projects across the US. In addition to the construction defect and expert witness work, Dr. VanDemark has also worked on and performed expert consulting services for surety, insurance, and eminent domain claims. Dr. VanDemark has also published several articles with the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Education & Certification

Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver
M.S., Engineering Systems, Colorado School of Mines
M.S., Engineering and Technology Management, Colorado School of Mines
B.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines

Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil, State of AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY


Editorial Board Member & Associate Editor – American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction
Member American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Member American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Member American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Areas of Service

Civil & Land Development

Expert Witness Services

Damages, Design Defect

Forensics Technical, Civil

Standard of Care, Civil Engineering

Standard of Care, Heavy Civil

Standard of Care, Site Civil