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Jeffrey Katz PE

Executive Vice President, Contract Claims

Jeffrey Katz is an Executive Vice President of VERTEX who leads the contract claims group. Mr. Katz is a professional engineer who has been involved as a consultant or expert on large files across North America, preparing claims and expert reports related to delay and schedule impacts, productivity claims, project completion costs, unforeseen conditions, design issues, overpayment, construction defects, and more. In 2018, Mr. Katz was selected as one of Civil + Structural Engineer magazine’s Rising Stars.

In addition to expert work, Mr. Katz has managed the construction of numerous complicated projects throughout the world, including the construction of a $79M U.S. Government facility in Germany; a $27M midrise apartment building in Georgia; the construction of a multi-level post-tension concrete parking structure at Fort Hood, Texas as part of the $600M medical center construction; construction of two $16M service plazas in Ohio; and the completion and closeout of multiple projects throughout the country, including state police facilities, schools/universities, community, and public works buildings, high-rise housing developments, luxury condominiums, and more. Mr. Katz has also served as Resident Engineer for the construction of a ferry terminal on Long Island and has also provided program management for a global insurance provider, providing constructability reviews and quality control inspections to mitigate construction defects and potential project losses.

Education & Certification

B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Professional Engineer (PE) – Civil/Construction, State of NY


American Society of Civil Engineers
Society of Construction Law
Surety Claims Institute
American Institute of Steel Construction
American Wood Council
Vice President and Former Treasurer for 16-story NYC cooperative building
Infrastructure Committee for 16-story NYC cooperative building