November 22, 2016

ABA Fall 2016

VERTEX's Bill McConnell Co-Authors Feature Article in ABA Fall 2016 Publication

The Fall 2016 ABA publication features 'Lifecycles of Large AEC Companies', co-authored by Dr. Ibrahim S. Odeh, PhD, MBA and Bill McConnell, JD, PE. The practice of architecture, engineering, and/or construction is traditionally a high risk, low margin endeavor. The article profiles many of the top 100 AEC firms from just over 50 years ago and identifies how some have survived, some... More »

November 12, 2016

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VERTEX's Bill McConnell Presents at Columbia on Surety Bonding

Over 2,600 students have already viewed Bill McConnell's presentation on Surety Bonds and how this type of bonding is used. This presentation was developed as part of the Construction Management open online course designed by Dr. Ibrahim Odeh. Bill led the “Types of Project Bonds” module of this course. For more information on this course, please visit Columbia University's website.https://www.coursera.org/specializations/construction-management ... More »

October 24, 2016

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VERTEX at National Association of Subrogation Professionals Conference

Come visit VERTEX at the National Association of Subrogation Professionals 2016 Annual Conference at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO. VERTEX will be there from October 24th to the 26th in Booth 425.  For more information on the event, visit the NASP website. Email Henry Stormer for additional information about VERTEX's Fire Investigation and other Forensic services.... More »

October 24, 2016

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VERTEX Sponsoring Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys (SOICA) Annual Meeting in Chicago

VERTEX is sponsoring the SOICA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on Thursday, November 3rd.The purpose of the Society is to facilitate and encourage the association of outstanding Illinois lawyers who are distinguished for their skill, experience and professional conduct in the practicing or teaching of construction law, who are dedicated to excellence in the practice of construction law and who... More »

October 24, 2016

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VERTEX's Phil Platcow Speaks at the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

On October 18th, VERTEX's Phil Platcow spoke at the AIHA New England Chapter Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exhibition. The event, hosted in Sturbridge, MA, furthered the association's mission of serving members by:Providing accurate and up to date information in the fields of Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health, Safety, Environmental affairs through meetings, seminars, and training sessions that will be of value... More »

October 13, 2016

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In the Aftermath of Matthew - VERTEX is Ready to Assist

VERTEX catastrophic response teams are on the ground and are receiving requests through the following channels:Website:  http://www.vertexeng.com/submit-a-request/ Email:  assignments@vertexeng.comPhone:  781-952-6000 or 888.298.5162   ... More »

September 21, 2016

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VERTEX's Presentation titled "Pacing as a Delay Mechanism" will be Shown at Next AACE Long Island Meeting

The AACE New York Long Island Chapter Meeting will be next Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. VERTEX's presentation titled “Pacing as a Delay Mechanism” from the 2015 AACE International Annual Meeting in Las Vegas will be shown.This presentation was co-authored by Dr. Seyyed Amin Terouhid, Ms. Diana Minchella and Mr. Andrew Lawrence Sargent of The Vertex Companies, Inc. Audience... More »

September 13, 2016

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VERTEX's Tenant Improvement Featured in Dallas News

VERTEX's Tenant Improvement Services were recently featured in the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Business Journal in an article covering cutting-edge office construction happening in Uptown Dallas. Regus Corporation lists VERTEX as a preferred vendor nationwide for Tenant Improvement.Read the full Dallas Morning News Article.Learn more about VERTEX’s TI services and projects here:  www.vertexti.com.... More »

September 6, 2016

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VERTEX Speaking and Attending Pearlman 2016

VERTEX’s William McConnell and Diana Minchella are presenting at the upcoming 2016 Pearlman Conference in Woodinville, WA on September 8th. Bill is presenting on the hot topic of ‘eDiscovery’ and Diana is co-presenting on ‘From Re-Let to Recovery: Best Practices for the Surety and Its Professionals When Facing Common Ethical Dilemmas in Performance Bond Claims Handling.’VERTEX’s John Euwema and Sam... More »

September 2, 2016

Join VERTEX at PLRB St. Louis 2016

Find VERTEX at the PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference

VERTEX will be at the PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference in St. Louis next week!  Since 2004, the PLRB Regional Adjusters Conferences have been pacesetters in providing property and liability claims education and resources for our members and affiliates. Front-line adjusters, supervisors, and managers find the Regional Adjusters Conferences a valuable source for claims training and operational improvements.Attendees have the... More »

August 30, 2016

2016 Denver Back to School Drive

Ready for Back to School?

Okay, we know most are reluctant to think about 'Back to School'. So read this only when you are good and ready....VERTEX's Denver Team recently participated in the ‘Stuff the Bus’ Backpack and School Supply Drive. This is the second year in a row we’ve given to the MEED foundation, which supports those in need in Denver Public Schools. Learn more about the charitable... More »

August 14, 2016

State of Surety 2016

VERTEX's Bill McConnell Presenting on Surety Bonds at Upcoming Columbia and Stanford Sponsored Event

VERTEX's Bill McConnell, CEO, will speak as a guest lecturer at Construction Management program, sponsored by Columbia and Stanford University. The lecture, taking place on August 16th, 2016, is on the topic of Surety Bonds.Click here to review the upcoming presentation.Later this week on August 18th, Bill will present on the State of the Construction Surety Industry at the Atlanta Surety... More »

August 12, 2016

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VERTEX's Houston Office Sees Rapid Growth

[caption id="attachment_4552" align="alignleft" width="218"] Left to right: Chris Byerman, Aaren Benson, Shawn Hardy, Bill Dery, Russell Holeman, Jordan Beckner, Enrique Morales (Not pictured: Roberto Hinojosa, Jaime Perkins)[/caption]Mr. William Dery, PE, Senior Forensic Engineer of VERTEX, recently provided on-site training for the growing Houston Office.Left to right: Chris Byerman, Aaren Benson, Shawn Hardy, Bill Dery, Russell Holeman, Jordan Beckner, Enrique Morales... More »

July 25, 2016

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VERTEX Wins Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup

On Thursday, July 21st, 2016, VERTEX participated in the first annual Boston Children's Hospital Corporate Cup at the Harvard Stadium in Boston. The Corporate Cup, a series of competitive events promoting physical fitness and friendly competition among the business community, was a fun-filled event, all while raising funds for the hospital. VERTEX considered it a great opportunity to enhance employee camaraderie,... More »

July 22, 2016

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VERTEX Exhibiting at CDLA in Snowmass

VERTEX is exhibiting at the upcoming Colorado Defense Lawyer's Association (CDLA) Annual Meeting, hosted in Snowmass this week.  The annual meeting will focus on topics such as: construction liability, arbitration, independent tort duty and the importance of understanding clients' insurance coverage.CDLA is a statewide organization that is nearly 800 members strong, is dedicated to the defense of civil actions and the... More »

June 15, 2016

VERTEX Presenting at Upcoming AACE International Annual Meeting - Toronto

VERTEX's Amin Terouhid, Ph.D. will be presenting at the upcoming AACE International 60th Annual Meeting. The meeting, taking place in Toronto from June 26th to the 29th, 2016, is a longstanding event for construction and real estate professionals.The AACE technical program represents top building information modeling, claims and dispute resolution, cost and schedule control, professional development, estimating, global projects, IT/IM... More »

June 10, 2016

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VERTEX's Construction Completion Job in Shenandoah Featured in News

VERTEX's Jack Martin, Eric Midkiff, Kerry Shapiro, Kevin Greenburg, and Rodrigo Monsalve are involved in this project and assisted in the preparations for the tour prepared for the local students.More »

June 6, 2016

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VERTEX at the NE Chapter of Int. Association of Special Investigation

VERTEX Is sponsoring the New England Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units 11th annual Joint Training Seminar & Fraud Expo June 7th & *8th in Boxborough MA. Please stop by our booth to grab a drink & meet the people behind VERTEX’s Fire Investigation Division. For more info visit the IASI website ... More »

May 18, 2016

2016 State of the U.S. Economy Evaluation

Mr. William McConnell, CEO of VERTEX, evaluates the 2016 U.S. economic conditions, concluding that real growth is stalled despite full employment.Read Full Article  ... More »

May 17, 2016

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Optistar Technologies to Join VERTEX

On May 9, 2016, VERTEX entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire certain assets of Optistar Technology Consultants ("Optistar"), an international information technology consulting firm. Our mutual goal is to close this transaction by the end of Q2. The Optistar acquisition will serve VERTEX in two major ways. First, Mark Jordan and certain Optistar team members will become full... More »

May 11, 2016

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VERTEX Attending RECON in Las Vegas

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the upcoming RECON Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The conference runs from May 22nd to the 25th. Scott Nathan, Vice President, and Scott Waldenmyer, Senior Project Manager, will be in attendance. If you are there, please consider attending the panel discussion on brownfield... More »

May 2, 2016

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VERTEX Participates Nationwide in MS Walk

VERTEX is pleased to support MS Research.More »

April 28, 2016

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VERTEX Attending the IAAI-CFI Annual Conference

VERTEX's Tom Cooper and Mike Keely are at the International Association of Arson Investigators Certified Fire Investigators (IAAI-CFI) Annual Conference happening all week, April 24th to the 29th, in Orlando, Florida.  This year’s training schedule has been designed to meet the needs of the various components of the fire investigation industry including fire scene investigators (public and private), insurance company... More »

April 27, 2016

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VERTEX Presenting at CMAA Capital Projects Symposium

VERTEX's Seyyed Amin Therouhid, Ph.D and Russell Holeman, PE, will be presenting at the CMAA Capital Projects Symposium. The event, held in Austin, Texas, will take place from May 1st to the 3rd, exploring how professional construction management enhances quality of life by fostering improvements in our built environment and better use of resources.VERTEX will be presenting on project stage... More »

April 21, 2016

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VERTEX Honored Among the Boston Business Journal Fast 50

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) was honored on April 21st as part of the Business Journal's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for 2016. The list includes 76 privately held companies based in Massachusetts, ranked by three-year revenue growth since 2012. VERTEX, ranked #45, would like to congratulate all those who were honored this year.  The event was held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. Scott... More »

April 13, 2016

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VERTEX at Industrial Parks Expo in Mexico City

VERTEX is at the Industrial Parks Expo in Mexico City this week. Visit us at our Booth or Contact Us to schedule a meeting. The tradeshow, happening from the 12th to the 14th of April, will feature new technologies and provide a forum to discuss real estate sales, rental and construction in the industrial parks of Mexico. Learn more about our... More »

April 6, 2016

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VERTEX Speaking at EECMA Conference 2016

VERTEX's Jeff Picard, President, will be co-presenting at the upcoming Environmental Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) conference in Orlando on April 7th. Mr. Picard will present alongside Mr. Daniel Beck, Managing Partner of Synapse Partners LLC  on the State of the Environmental Insurance Market. The EECMA conference is a three day event.Learn more about the conference agenda ... More »

April 1, 2016

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VERTEX Presents at the 2016 AACE Northeast Total Cost Management Symposium

 VERTEX's Amin Terouhid, Ph.D and Andrew Sargent, EIT, recently presented at the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE's) Northeast Total Cost Management Symposium. The topics of their presentations included:Key challenges in demonstrating Loss of Productivity Claims based on specialty industry studies. The use of common visuals used for preparing and assessing construction delay and productivity claims.The two day-symposium, hosted in... More »

March 29, 2016

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VERTEX's Jeffrey Picard Named on Board of Trustees for the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation

VERTEX's Jeffrey Picard was recently named as a member of the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation Board of Trustees. South Shore Hospital is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization. Members of the Board of Trustees of South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation are responsible for furthering the foundation's mission of raising philanthropic support for South Shore Hospital and its various not-for-profit programs. Learn more about the... More »

March 24, 2016

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Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans

Authored by Genevieve Reynolds, Senior Project Manager, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) - Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans are required under §311 of the Clean Water Act. The SPCC Plan includes information about oil storage at a facility, including spill prevention practices, and provides guidelines for spill response and containment.SPCC plans are required at facilities with oil storage... More »

March 17, 2016

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Environmental Due Diligence: Who Could Identify a Release at My Property?

Authored by Genevieve Reynolds, Senior Project Manager at The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) - Most property owners, operators, or prospective purchasers are aware that a Phase II Limited Subsurface Investigation (LSI) during due diligence activities could potentially identify a release at their site.However, even when a Phase II LSI is not conducted as part of due diligence activities, there are... More »

March 12, 2016

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Case Study: Chlorinated Solvent Impacts at Former Bowling Alleys

Authored by Genevieve Reynolds, Senior Project Manager at The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) - Real estate investors and lenders are familiar with drycleaners as a potential source of chlorinated solvent contamination. But chlorinated solvent contamination can be found at a number of other property types, including automotive maintenance locations, former factories, and even bowling alleys. Historical bowling alley operations may have... More »

February 17, 2016

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VERTEX Joining the Colorado Real Estate Journal's Property Management Conference and Expo

VERTEX’s Bob Bergeson, Ben Fay, Shane Farley, Dan Bodycomb and Brenna Stuhlman from the Tenant Improvement division are attending and exhibiting at Colorado Real Estate Journal's 13th Annual Property Management Conference & Expo tomorrow, February 18th at the Inverness Hotel. We’re excited to participate in Colorado’s largest property management conference of the year with more than 500 attendees anticipated. Please... More »

February 9, 2016

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VERTEX Speaking at AACE 3rd Annual Northeast Total Cost Management Symposium

VERTEX is pleased to be speaking at the upcoming AACE Total Cost Management Symposium in Forge, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.  The Symposium will run March 24th and 25th. See the full schedule of the two day event.During the two day event, VERTEX's Diana Minchela, Amin Terouhid, PhD. and Andrew Sargent will be presenting on key construction litigation topics including: Key... More »

February 8, 2016

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VERTEX Receives Award for Expansion of New Canadian Subsidiary, VTX

The Vertex Companies Inc. (Weymouth, Mass.) earned several high profile awards in 2015, appearing 35th on ENR's list of Top Construction Management/Program Management firms, sixth on ZweigWhite's Hot Firm List and being named an Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) award recipient for international expansion to name a few.After beginning operations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in late 2013 as VTX Consulting... More »

February 1, 2016

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VERTEX Attending the 17th Annual Wind Conference

VERTEX is at the 17th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference this week. The annual Windstorm Insurance (WIND) Conference provides a forum for review and discussion of windstorm and related property insurance issues. It is the only conference of its kind focusing solely on windstorm claim issues and is geared to many different levels and professions in the industry.The WIND Conference  kicked off... More »

January 11, 2016

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Flooding in the Midwest Costing Millions

Major flooding across the Midwest will be around for weeks to come as the Mississippi River surges south. This map, posted on CNN, shows the area hit hardest in the last few weeks.  Read the full details.... More »

January 9, 2016

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Heating Systems Safety Reminder from VERTEX

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can prevent most heating fires from happening. Contact Henry Stormer for more information regarding our Fire Investigation... More »

December 30, 2015

Christmas Fire Safety

NFPA Urges Timely Disposal of Christmas Trees and Safe Removal of Lights

NFPA statistics indicate that nearly 40 percent of home fires that begin with Christmas trees occur in January. Although these fires are not common, they are much more likely to be serious when they do occur.Learn More About Fire Safety Around the Holidays... More »

December 17, 2015

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Safe Holiday Decorating Tips

It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart. • Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up.• Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the... More »

December 11, 2015

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Holiday Fire Safety from VERTEX

The holidays are a wonderful time of year. U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and NFPA’s annual fire department experience survey show that in 2009-2013, Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires per year, resulting in an annual average of $17.5 million in direct property damage.  On... More »

December 9, 2015

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VERTEX Presents at the Monthly Meeting of the Connecticut Section of AACE International

VERTEX's Amin Terouhid, Ph.D. presented at the December meeting of the AACE International CT Chapter in Middletown, CT. The topic discussed, "Pacing as a Delay Management Mechanism" was chosen because current literature does not adequately address how pacing delays can be used for the collective benefit of the project parties.Pacing delays occur when a project party intentionally decelerates work production... More »

December 7, 2015

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Holiday Fire Safety from VERTEX

VERTEX wishes you a happy and safe holiday season. U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and NFPA’s annual fire department experience survey show that in 2009-2013, Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 210 reported home structure fires per year, resulting in an annual average of seven civilian fire deaths, 19 civilian... More »

December 1, 2015

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VERTEX's Lin Gallant Presenting at AutoDesk University Conference, Las Vegas, NV

VERTEX's Lin Gallant, PE, will be co-presenting with Mr. Ken Marsh of Marsh API, LLC at the upcoming AutoDesk University Conference on the topic of Robot Structural Analysis for Wood Design Per NDS 2012.The class will cover the exciting new capabilities of Robot Structural Analysis 2016 software. Attendees will learn about the key features, settings, and modeling techniques to take... More »

October 27, 2015

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VERTEX Presenting to Boston Bar Association About Construction Delay Claims

VERTEX's Dave Ponte will be presenting to the Boston Bar Association in late October on the topic of Forensic Scheduling Techniques for Construction Delay Claims. Mr. Ponte will outline Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedules and some of the techniques used to evaluate a construction delay claim. For more information on the event or to talk with VERTEX about booking this... More »

October 22, 2015

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Know Your Source of Drinking Water

Before buying a property, it is important to verify the source of the drinking water. Although it’s rare, some commercial properties do draw water from on-site drinking water wells.Depending on applicable regulatory requirements, drinking water wells at commercial establishments may be regulated as public water supply wells. Specific regulations depend on the location of the drinking water well and the... More »

October 21, 2015

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VERTEX Gold Sponsor for PLRB

VERTEX is a proud gold sponsor of PLRB and we are looking forward to the upcoming Large Loss conference happening from October 28th to 30th, 2015 in Washington DC.Sessions and workshops are focused on everything from water damage to arson, from good faith claims to bad faith claims adjusting, and from subrogation cases to complex liability claims. It's gonna be... More »

October 9, 2015

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VERTEX Supports Family Through Juvenile Diabetes Walk

The Vertex family was pleased to participate in the TEAM MAGGIE - JDRF ONE WALK on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015 in Boston. We banded together for the first time four years ago and are very passionate about finding a cure for this disease. Learn more information about the event and Team Maggie. ... More »

October 5, 2015

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VERTEX on Expert Panel at Upcoming AIRROC NJ Conference

The Association of Insurance and Re-Insurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC) will be hosting their third annual Communications and Networking Forum where topics on Environmental Remediation, Asbestos and Construction Defect Claims will be just a few of the topics covered. VERTEX's Daniel Gardner will serve on a panel of experts during the October 18th to 21st, 2015 Conference. 
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September 30, 2015

VERTEX Talent Expansion Continues Through 2015

 Over the past several years, VERTEX has seen consistent growth. We last posted news about our recent hires in the spring of 2015; since then, VERTEX's employee-base has grown by another 25%. To bolster our core Construction and Environmental Consulting, Forensic Consulting and Engineering services, VERTEX also offers Fire Investigation and Architectural services. We welcome all of... More »

September 25, 2015

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VERTEX Supports Local Hospital

Through the Charitable Donation Committee, VERTEX sponsored and participated in a Croquet tournament benefiting the Pediatric programs at South Shore Hospital of Weymouth, Massachusetts. Those employees who were able to attend showed their competitive streak (yes, in croquet) while also feeling good about giving back to the community for such an important cause. The event was a true success for the South... More »

September 24, 2015

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VERTEX Moderating at Solar Energy US-Mexico Business Collaboration

VERTEX's Jim Bowen will be moderating the “Facilitating US-Mexico Business Collaboration” panel with Intergen and SolarTec.  The event, happening October 5th and 6th, 2015 in Mexico City, will discuss how companies from the US and Mexico can get their products into solar projects and how the development process works for solar projects in Mexico.This two-day conference has been organized by the MIT... More »

September 4, 2015

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VERTEX Attending PLRB Regional Conference September 9-10

VERTEX will be at PLRB Central Regional Adjusters Conference September 9-10th. Find us on the Exhibit Floor at Booth # 512. For more information about the event, please visit PLRB. ... More »

August 29, 2015

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VERTEX Receives Several Industry Awards - Best Firms To Work For and Top in Environmental and Construction Management Among Others

As of February 2015, VERTEX officially celebrated 20 years in business. We are proud of our history and look to the next 20 years and beyond with ambitious goals. VERTEX continued to move up the industry rankings in 2015.More »

August 12, 2015

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Disaster claims on insurers drop by a third in first half

Disaster claims on insurers in the first half of the year fell by nearly a third from the same period last year to $16.5 billion, even though the percentage of losses covered by insurance rose, a study by the world's second biggest reinsurer Swiss Re showed.
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August 11, 2015

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AWWA to publish updated HDPE standards

According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) will publish a comprehensive updated version of its C906 standard with significant revisions and changes to all of its sections.  The C906-15 update, expected to be published on September 1, 2015, will include enhanced performance high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resins - PE4710 - that improve the durability... More »

July 20, 2015

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Request for Developer RFQ for the Foundry at 101 Rogers St., Cambridge, MA

The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority (CRA), in collaboration with the City of Cambridge (City), is issuing a developer Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Foundry at 101 Rogers Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Through a two-step qualifications and proposal process, the CRA seeks to designate a Development Entity with exceptional experience and capability to transform Kendall Square’s vacant Foundry into a thriving, innovative... More »

June 23, 2015

AACE Las Vegas 2015

VERTEX Speaking at AACE International

AACE International will host their annual meeting in Las Vegas from June 28th to July 1st, 2015. VERTEX's Diana Minchella, Dr. Seyyed Amin Terouhid and Andrew Laurence Sargent will discuss their co-authored paper titled, 'Pacing as a Delay management Mechanism'. Please visit us as Booth #209. For more information on the event or this information, please review AACE International.... More »

June 17, 2015

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VERTEX Sponsors International Association of Arson Investigators

Vertex is looking forward to the Vermont Chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) mid-year meeting and annual training. As part of the event, Vertex's Henry Stormer, IAAI-CFI will provide training during the afternoon session on June 18th, 2015.The VT Chapter of IAAI is dedicated to improving the professional development of fire and explosion investigators. ... More »

June 5, 2015

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VERTEX's Jessica Sewell Participates in 'The Overnight'

Vertex's Jessica Sewell participated in 'The Overnight', an all-night walk fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that was held in Dallas last month. Jessica, thank you. VERTEX is glad to have you in our community.... More »

June 3, 2015

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Colorado Real Estate Journal Features VERTEX Tenant Improvement Project


Vertex was selected as the general contractor on a large, multi-floor tenant improvement project for a distinguished law firm located in the Denver metro area. The build-out spanned over 17,000 sf and the high-end finish packages pushed the price per square foot well above $50 per sf. A project of this finish level required constant coordination between design team,... More »

May 11, 2015

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VERTEX Speaking at Environmental Vision Conference in Washington DC

VERTEX's Greg Sampson will be speaking at the upcoming Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) event, Env-Vision. The event, an international electrical sector conference, is designed to exchange research results on current and emerging issues in the electricity sector, and to develop a shared vision to address the most critical environmental and sustainability challenges through engagement of electric industry leaders,... More »

May 6, 2015

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VERTEX Supports Great Esker Park in Weymouth, Massachusetts

VERTEX's Charitable Committee is donating and participating in the “Run Weymouth 2015-Race Series” for the benefit of Great Esker Park located in Weymouth, MA.
Great Esker Park is located along the Back River in Weymouth and across from Bare Cove Park in Hingham. The park features the highest esker in North America and is a great place to take a run, jog... More »

May 4, 2015

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Texas Property Claim Litigation Bill Passed by the State Senate

On April 30th, the Texas Senate passed a controversial bill limiting the coverage of property insurance for catastrophe-prone areas of the state. Bill 1628 is being argued by insurance carriers that this legislation will ensure the availability of property insurance to all, particularly those in areas where weather damage and other natural events have been occurring with frequency.  Others believe... More »

April 30, 2015

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VERTEX Awarded Large Remediation Contract in Canada

VERTEX Canada (VTX Consulting Services Inc.) has been awarded a large remediation contract in Ottawa, Ontario. The project has recently kicked-off and is comprised of petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) source removal, in-situ chemical oxidation and a bioremediation program to mitigate residual soil quality and shallow bedrock impacts found around an under an operating facility, as well as dissolved - phase PHC... More »

April 30, 2015

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VERTEX Speaking at Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) - Chicago, May 8th

VERTEX’s Executive Vice President, Ryan Phillips, will be speaking at the 2015 Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) in Chicago, IL, on May 8th, 2015. The program will cover topics related to Cost Management Strategies. Mr. Phillips will present in conjunction with Mr. Brandon Hummel of Riordon, McKee & Piper on the recommended practices for effective cost management. For more information on the event, visit AACEI.... More »

April 30, 2015

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VERTEX's Bill McConnell Speaking at American Bar Association Fidelity & Surety Law Spring Meeting

VERTEX's CEO, Bill McConnell, will be speaking at the 2015 American Bar Association's Fidelity & Surety Law Committee's Spring Meeting in La Jolla, CA, on May 7th and 8th. The program will cover topics included in the 4th Edition of the BOND DEFAULT MANUAL. Mr. McConnell will discuss hybrid approaches to completing construction projects after a default termination by the bond obligee.... More »

April 30, 2015

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VERTEX Speaking at MIREC - Tuesday, May 19th

The Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MIREC) has invited Vertex's Julie McLaughlin to speak that their upcoming event, Tuesday, May 19th in Mexico City. Julie and other panelists will share lessons learned, best practice and key success factors for clean energy projects. For more information, visit MIREC website.... More »

April 25, 2015

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VERTEX Attending the RIMS Conference - New Orleans

VERTEX is attending the RIMS conference in New Orleans from April 26th to the 29th. Attendees from VERTEX include: Alan Barnes, Don Heim and Tom Cooper.  The conference will highlight new knowledge and technology in the industry. With over 10,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, we are looking forward to meeting others and learning about the cutting edge innovations for the insurance... More »

April 19, 2015

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VERTEX Attending EFCG CFO Conference for Engineering & Consulting Firms

VERTEX's Mary Fiore will be attending the 15th annual CFO Conference for Engineering & Consulting Firms on April 23rd and 24th. Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG) works to help architectural, engineering and consulting firms become more effective at serving the infrastructure needs of the world, on a more financially efficient basis and in a more globally sustainable way.
EFCG's conferences address the... More »

April 13, 2015

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RE Journals Recently Posts 2015 Outlook on Industrial Assets

For several years, foreign investment in the US market has been active. According to a recent report however, sales of corporate distribution spaces and other industrial assets leveled off in 2014. Real Estate Journals recently posted an article about the 2015 outlook.  Among the trends to watch in the second quarter of 2015 and beyond include:
• Canada will continue... More »

April 8, 2015

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Boston DND Launches Public Website to Track Development on City-Owned Parcels

Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development has launched an online map that allows residents to post comments and track the progress of building projects on its 1,300 parcels across the city. To see the map, click here.

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April 1, 2015

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Recent News and Commentary on Mexico Energy

Mexico’s population and economy continue to expand and the country needs more energy.  Although plentiful in oil reserves, analysts say that fossil fuels will not be enough to meet demand. VERTEX, along with many solar developers are monitoring the energy reform laws, which are working to both expand Mexico’s oil industry and other options such as solar. Currently, solar energy capacity in Mexico is minimal... More »

March 26, 2015

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VERTEX Attending PLRB Services Expo in Anaheim

VERTEX will be attending the 2015 PLRB Insurance Services Expo from March 29 to March 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center. VERTEX’s Alan Barnes, Tom Narcisco, Aaren Benson and Tom Cooper will be in attendance. Please visit us at Booth #964... More »

March 25, 2015

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Colorado Lawmakers Debate Construction Defects Bill

Denver lawmakers are debating a bill that will change the state’s construction defect law. Senate Bill 177 has bi-partisan support in both houses, and is intended to spur new construction of mid-priced condominiums across the state. Read more about Bill 177 and the ongoing debate.... More »

March 20, 2015

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Winter 2015 in New England and the Job of Insurance Adjustors



Winter of 2015 in New England will go down in history.  Read how the snow load and ice dam claims have impacted the Insurance Industry this season. Read full Boston Globe article here.... More »

March 4, 2015

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VERTEX Welcomes Dave Ponte

VERTEX would like to welcome aboard Dave Ponte as the Division Manager of Contract Claims in Massachusetts. Dave has 30 years of experience in the design, construction, and management of large, complex construction projects. His extensive field experience includes the preparation of detailed construction cost estimates and project budgets, the development of large complex CPM schedules, the preparation of contractor... More »

February 20, 2015

Snow Load or Ice Dam Issues?

VERTEX’s staff of seasoned structural engineers and construction professionals are experienced inspectors of residential and commercial building structures. We can evaluate conditions to determine whether it is preexisting or resultant from the recent storm events. Furthermore, we can determine if the observed conditions are merely cosmetic or if there has been a change in the load carrying capacity of the... More »

February 20, 2015


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VERTEX Sponsoring Construction Claims & Litigation Conference in New York

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is sponsoring the second national forum on Construction Claims & Litigation Conference at The Carlton Hotel in New York on February 24th and 25th, 2015. VERTEX’s Diana Minchella and Amin Terouhid will be attending the conference. Expect to meet professionals that are in-house attorneys, insurance industry professionals and private attorneys specializing in construction defects, insurance defense... More »

February 20, 2015

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VERTEX's Julie McLaughlin Featured in Energy Spotlight

VERTEX’s Julie McLaughlin, was featured in the winter 2015 edition of the Chicago Booth Magazine ‘Spotlight on Energy’. Ms. McLaughlin, a 2013 graduate of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses her love for Latin America and her most recent work with VERTEX in Mexico and solar energy development. In the article, Ms. McLaughlin explains, “The timing in Mexico... More »

February 12, 2015

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Construction to Begin Soon on Four Seasons Cayo Largo Resort

Vertex McGlamery, Inc. (VMI) is engaged in providing structural engineering design services for this new Four Seasons Resort Hotel in Cayo Largo, Puerto Rico. Read more about the resort and planned construction:

http://caribbeanbusinesspr.com/prnt_ed/construction-to-begin-soon-on-four-seasons-cayo-largo-resort-10711.html... More »

January 28, 2015

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2015 State of the Construction Industry

Like many of you, VERTEX uses the start of a new year as the time to review and improve ourselves. As a lead technical services firm in the construction, environmental and engineering industries, VERTEX also routinely monitors the economy and our clients’ industries to best position our services in order to meet the anticipated market demand. With falling unemployment and oil... More »

January 27, 2015

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VERTEX Enters Into Its 20th Year in Business

Happy New Year! Like many of you, VERTEX is looking forward to a banner year. We have just completed much of our annual planning and are hitting the ground running. 2015 marks our 20th year in business! James O’Brien, William McConnell and Jeffrey Picard have been leading our company through every step of the past 20 years. We look forward to... More »

December 2, 2014

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VERTEX Serves as Panelist at New England-Canada Business Council

On Tuesday, November, 25th, VERTEX’s President and COO, Jeffrey Picard, served as a panelist for an event hosted by the New England-Canada Business Council focused on discussing the future of North American Economic Competitiveness. Other panelists included Aaron Annable, Acting Counsul General, Consulate General of Canada; Daniel Hernandez-Joseph, Consul General, Consulate General of Mexico; and James Paul, Director of the... More »

November 21, 2014

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VERTEX Attending BMAC in Washington DC

VERTEX’s Scott Nathan will be attending the 3rd Annual BMAC Multifamilty Conference & Expo in Washington DC on November 24th and 25th, 2014. The event, hosted by Bisnow, will focus on multifamily industry news and trends such as current and future developments, design and construction and much more. For further information, please email Scott Nathan at snathan@vertexeng.com.... More »

November 17, 2014

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VERTEX at PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference

VERTEX is hosting a booth at the PLRB Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference in Providence, RI November 18th and 19th. The event is located at the Omni Providence Hotel, 1 West Exchange Street, Providence, RI. VERTEX’s Christopher Morley, Bill Dery, Jonathan Noris and Thomas Cooper will be in attendance over the course of the two day conference. Please visit us at Booth... More »

November 5, 2014


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VERTEX Attending MA Association of Insurance Agents Annual Conference & Trade Fair

VERTEX will be exhibiting at the upcoming Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents Annual Conference & Trade Fair from November 6th to the 9th at the Marriott Hotel, Copley Place, Boston, MA. Come visit us at Booth #97. For more details, visit www.massagent.com... More »

November 5, 2014


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VERTEX is Awarded Two New Construction Projects in Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield selectmen unanimously decided to have The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) manage the renovation of Library Plaza and construction of a new harbormaster’s building. Read the full article » ... More »

October 22, 2014


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VERTEX Participating in New England Women in Real Estate (NEWIRE)/Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Event

VERTEX's Mary Fiore will serve on a panel of professionals discussing alternative careers in Commercial Real Estate later this week. The panelists, alumni for different career sectors, will discuss what path they took to get to their present position and provide information about their businesses and employers. They will also offer insight into positive networking opportunities. One of the goals with... More »

October 21, 2014


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VERTEX Emceeing the Net Impact Annual Meeting

Net Impact Boston Professional Chapter is hosting their annual meeting tonight, opening at 6:30 p.m. at the offices of Holland & Knight in the Back Bay (10 St. James Ave., Boston, MA  02116).  Ms. Risa Sherman from the Boston Beer Company will be the keynote speaker. VERTEX's Tom Reid will be emceeing the event. More details about Ms. Sherman and her... More »

September 24, 2014

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Upton Town Hall Renovation Complete

Upton, MA - VERTEX wants to congratulate the entire team that was involved with the renovation of the Upton Town Hall. Your hard work made it possible for the renovation to be complete in time for the 130th anniversary of the original dedication of the Town Hall. Specifically, VERTEX would like to thank two strong leaders of this project, Bryan Fors and Steve Kirby.More »

September 15, 2014


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VERTEX Attending PLRB Regional Adjusters Conference

VERTEX's Tim Gaynor, PE, LEED AP, and Bill Dery, PE, will be attending the PLRB 2014 Regional Adjusters Conference in Minneapolis during September 16th and 17th. Please visit us at Booth #112!... More »

September 4, 2014


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VERTEX Interviewed on Opción Múltiple from Tecnológico de Monterrey

VERTEX was interviewed recently on Opción Múltiple from Tecnológico de Monterrey discussing Health and Safety. Please contact us for more information about our work in Mexico. Click here to watch the interview: Video of Interview on Opción Múltiple from Tecnológico de Monterrey... More »

August 22, 2014

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VERTEX Completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Weymouth, MA-Check out the video on our Facebook page @The Vertex Companies We nominate all of the other VERTEX offices, specifically Mark Degenaars and the Irvine office, Bill McConnell and the Denver office, and Terry Donia and the Dallas office. VERTEX is going to MATCH the total amount of donations made through VERTEX until the end of next week!! Please contact Jill... More »

August 5, 2014

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VERTEX Fully Acquires McGlamery Engineering Group

DENVER, CO - We are happy to announce McGlamery Engineering Group has recently become Vertex McGlamery Inc., (VMI). Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, McGlamery is the design engineering vertical for The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) and provides structural, civil and forensic engineering services for a multitude of project types throughout the country. McGlamery was founded in 1993 and serves clients nationwide. Our... More »

July 11, 2014

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VERTEX Attends Topping Off Ceremony at 22 Waters Street, Cambridge, MA

The final steel beam was signed and hoisted at 11:30 AM Tuesday during the Topping Off Ceremony for Zinc at 22 Water Street, the newest luxury residential apartment tower in East Cambridge. VERTEX’s Jaron Frieden and Frank Calandra were in attendance alongside many others who were involved in the development of the property. Since 2012, VERTEX has been managing environmental... More »

July 10, 2014

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Environmental Business Journal Features VERTEX in 2014 Industry Outlook

VERTEX's Jeff Picard was interviewed by Environmental Business Journal earlier this year to discuss the environmental industry and outlook for 2014. Mr. Picard's optimism and VERTEX's growing presence in the environmental industry are highlighted in the article. For the full article, click here: VERTEX -Interview with EBJ 2014... More »

June 27, 2014


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VERTEX Ranked in ENR's Top 100

It's hard to believe but we've done it! VERTEX has made an incredible 27 space leap in rank for the Top Construction Management-for-Fee and Project Management Firms in just one year. In 2013 VERTEX ranked #70 and in 2014 we rank at #43 in the country. Companies are ranked based on total 2013 revenue in $ millions for Construction-Management or Project/Program-Management... More »

June 3, 2014


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Curious About Environmental Due Diligence Standards in Canada vs. the US?

In Canada, there is a national standard for conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) comparable to the ASTM E1527-05 or -13 that is used across the United States.  The objective of the Phase I ESA in Canada is to establish whether there exists evidence of actual or potential environmental contamination on the subject property.  This standard, issued by the... More »

May 16, 2014


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VERTEX to Present at the American Industrial Hygiene Annual Conference in San Antonio

Clifford A. Cooper, MS, CIH, VERTEX Senior Industrial Hygienist, will present a full day Professional Development Course at the upcoming AIHA and ACGIH international conference later this month in San Antonio. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) will host their 75th international conference, AIHCe2014, to be held May 31-June 6, 2014. More... More »

May 6, 2014


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VERTEX Attending RECON in Las Vegas, May 18th to 20th

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the upcoming RECON Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). The conference runs from May 18-20, 2014. Ben Strong (Executive Vice President of the environmental group) and Scott Waldenmyer (Senior Project Manager) will be attendence. For more information on RECON, please visit http://www.icsc.org/2014RECON/More »

April 25, 2014


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Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) Amendments Announced

Boston, MA – In a highly-anticipated move by the real estate development community and environmental professionals, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) today announced the promulgation of significant amendments to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP), 310 CMR 40.0000, as part of the agency’s regulatory reform efforts. The MCP sets forth the procedures and standards for notification, assessment, and remediation... More »

April 11, 2014

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VERTEX Attends Topping Off Ceremony for NorthPoint Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts

VERTEX attended the Topping Off Ceremony for the NorthPoint Twenty|20 Building.  NorthPoint, which was first slated for development in 2010, is the largest remaining land parcel in the City of Cambridge. The construction of the Twenty|20 building residential tower is the first step towards transforming the vacant former railroad yard into a vibrant mixed-use community. VERTEX began work on this... More »

March 22, 2014


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VERTEX Announces Development of 30-Megawatt Solar Electric Project in Zacatecas Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico – The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) is leading the development of a 30-megawatt solar electric power plant located in Zacatecas, Mexico. When complete, this project will be one of the largest of its kind in Latin America. The announcement came during a reception held on March 20th as part of the Massachusetts – Mexico Innovation Partnership Mission. Leading... More »

March 11, 2014


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BackTracker Works on Improving the Traceability of Seafood

BackTracker, an affiliate company of VERTEX, is working with the Marine Fishery Industry to improve seafood traceability. The Boston Globe reported in 2011 about widespread false and mislabeled seafood at Massachusetts restaurants and stores. The problems with seafood fraud and mislabeling have prompted many in the industry to further document the source of their catch. BackTracker has developed a confidential database... More »

March 5, 2014


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VERTEX meets property and casualty claim industry at PLRB 2014

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) attended the PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 16th to March 19th, 2014. This event is the most diverse gathering of claims professionals and service providers in the industry and is the premier educational and networking event for the property and casualty claim industry. J. Alan Barnes and Bill Dery participated... More »

February 27, 2014


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VERTEX Attending RJMW Claim Services Conference

February 27, 2014 - The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) will be attending the Reid, Jones, McRorie, and Williams (RJMW) Claim Services Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from March 3rd to March 5th, 2014. This is the 16th Annual RJMW Catastrophe Conference including National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Certification. J. Alan Barnes, Bill Dery, Jerry Librizzi, and Blake Mayberry will be participating in educational sessions... More »

February 18, 2014


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Tips: Real Estate Owners, HOAs, Property Managers with Heating Oil Tanks

Do you have a heating oil tank on your property? On average, cleanup costs for spills where the origin is a heating oil tank range from $10,000 to $50,000. Consider taking these responsible steps to avoid the accidental release of heating oil:

Inspect tank and attached components frequently. If you have an underground tank, review records of purchase and... More »

February 14, 2014


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VERTEX Fisheries and Aquaculture

Well known in the environmental consulting industry now for almost two decades, The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) has expanded its services into the seafood industry. Mike Carroll joined the VERTEX Team in September 2012 to establish a Fisheries and Aquaculture Division and has achieved a number of exciting accomplishments in the short amount of time he has been with the... More »

January 23, 2014


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New Jersey – 2014 Remedial Investigation Deadline

The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) currently requires that for certain sites, a Remedial Investigation (RI) be completed by May 7, 2014. The RI deadline applies to sites where remediation was initiated (or should have been initiated) on or before May 7, 1999.

On January 21, 2014, the RI extension bill, A-4543/S-3075, was signed into law by Governor Christie.... More »

January 17, 2014


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The New ASTM E1527-13 Standard

What It Means for Environmental Site Assessments and VERTEX

Periodically, the ASTM creates an updated standard for Phase I ESAs. The most recent of these updates was in November, 2013, and was formally approved by EPA on December 30, 2013.

The Vertex Companies, Inc. (VERTEX) strives to be at the forefront of these matters and we frequently lead... More »

January 14, 2014


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The newly restructured VERTEX

As we come upon another week of playoff football, I can’t help but wonder how this game could tear apart our newly restructured company, VERTEX. The two biggest VERTEX offices, located in Massachusetts and Colorado, will take this AFC championship seriously, no doubt.  And this rivalry comes at a crazy time for our company.

As of January 6th, 2014,... More »

December 19, 2013

Karagift

VERTEX Holiday Traditions

VERTEX, through the Massachusetts and Colorado offices, recently collected toys, games, clothing and food items and delivered the gifts to local charitable organizations in Boston and Denver metro areas. In Massachusetts, VERTEX donated through the Weymouth Youth and Family Services. In Denver, VERTEX donated through the Hope House of Colorado.

The Weymouth Youth and Family Services (WYFS) program started... More »

October 21, 2013


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VERTEX Expands Into Canada

VERTEX has officially established its presence in Canada with the incorporation of a new Canadian company, VTX Consulting Services Inc., and a full-service office in the Toronto area. VERTEX's Canadian operations will be led by Michael Cugino, P.Geo., P.Geol., QPESA who has recently joined the company.
The new office opening was officially announced in conjunction with the Massachusetts-Canada Innovation Partnership Mission led by Massachusetts Governor... More »

October 6, 2013

Whitepaper: Rights and Obligations of Performance Bond Sureties in Connection with Construction Defect Claims

Whitepaper: The Rights and Obligations of Performance Bond Sureties in Connection with Construction Defect Claims Made by Obligees

Claims are commonly made by project owners against performance bond sureties for damages sustained as a result of construction defects. Often, these claims are made many years after the physical work on the project has been completed. These claims may still be... More »

August 20, 2013


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VERTEX Opens Office in Washington, D.C. Area

The VERTEX family is excited to announce the continued growth of our U.S. coverage with the addition of a new office in the Washington, D.C. area. The office includes a team of environmental and air quality specialists and is lead by Michael Plainte, who joined the VERTEX team earlier this month.

As you probably already know, VERTEX has had an active presence... More »

July 19, 2013


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VERTEX Growth in California

At VERTEX, we've been working closely with our clients in California for many years, providing a full range of services to support due diligence, remediation, environmental compliance, and construction management from pre-acquisition to development to asset management and through to divestiture. We are continuing to grow in California, and we want to introduce you to our senior staff - Marty Walters and Robert Fitzburgh - and... More »

January 13, 2013

VERTEX Acquires New Technical Construction Services

WEYMOUTH, Mass. - January 3rd, 2013 - The Vertex Companies, LLC (VERTEX) entered into an agreement to purchase certain assets of the electrical and mechanical firm, Technical Construction Services, Inc. (TCS). Headquartered in Westwood, Massachusetts, TCS is a power and control specifier, supplier, and installation company…More »

June 10, 2012


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2012 State of the Construction and Surety Industries

The state of the U.S. economy and construction industry has been dismal for the past five years. Since 2008, my generally optimistic perspective has been jaded with pessimism, as economic data year after year was morose. However, initial indications in 2012 provide a glimmer of hope, albeit a small glimmer, as unemployment is trending downward and a resurgence is evident in many private construction verticals...More »

January 10, 2012


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2011 Year in Review

In 2011, the theme at Vertex was growth. We opened new offices and expanded existing ones. We increased our workforce by a phenomenal 43%. We hit a milestone of 20,000 projects. These major benchmarks and milestones have made this a year to remember, but the fun doesn’t end with the new year. Even in the first weeks of 2012, the... More »