Andrew Sargent is a Managing Consultant in VERTEX’s New York City office. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and an M.Eng. in Engineering Management from Cornell University. In 2021, Mr. Sargent was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.
Primarily focused on contract disputes, Andrew provides strategic risk management and dispute resolution services to sureties, owners, developers, institutions, and design professionals. Working with some of the nation’s top construction law firms, Mr. Sargent has prepared and supervised the evaluation and calculation of construction-related delay and disruption damages on a wide variety of construction projects. He has participated in all forums of dispute resolution including mediation, Dispute Review Boards, arbitration, and litigation. Andrew’s areas of expertise include forensic analysis of complex design and construction issues, development and analysis of multifaceted construction schedules, and preparation of detailed expert reports.
In addition to Claims work, Andrew has been involved in several large surety files. Andrew utilizes his skills analyzing construction schedules to assist clients in reviewing or developing reliable completion schedules on troubled projects. Working with some of the nation’s largest sureties, Mr. Sargent has assisted in takeover negotiations, overseen project rebids, and provided construction management services on defaulted projects. Mr. Sargent’s completion contracting experience includes managing the construction of a $12M Army Reserve Center in Tallahassee, Florida and the construction of two $16M service plazas along the Ohio Turnpike.
Prior to his involvement with VERTEX, Mr. Sargent led a team of engineering students in developing municipal water treatment plant designs in Honduras. His team’s design led to the construction of multiple water treatment plants that now serve over 50,000 people across Honduras.
Education & Certification
M.Eng., Engineering Management, Cornell University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Cornell University
Engineer In Training (EIT), State of NY
Notary Public, State of NY
Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP)
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE International) – No. 284040
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Engineering Global Fellows