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Expert Construction Consulting in San Diego, California

VERTEX’s San Diego office has been staffed with experienced technical professionals. As one of the leading AEC and forensic consulting companies across the globe, VERTEX provides a range of construction consulting services to private and public clients. With our assistance, you can attain quality standards, prevent costly construction claims and delays, or ensure favorable resolution for complex projects. If you’d like to speak with a VERTEX expert, please contact us today.

San Diego


The Vertex Companies, LLC
10911 Technology Place
San Diego, CA 92127

At our company, we create custom solutions that can fully meet your business objectives. Our team consists of recognized AEC specialists, trusted QA/QC inspectors, and experienced construction expert witness services provider in San Diego and across the country. All of this makes us your strongest ally for construction success.

Building Envelope Consulting

The term “Building Envelope” refers to the basic parts that separate a structure’s exterior and interior. These include outer walls, roofs, doors, below-grade foundation, and more. Water intrusion and other issues with these components can severely impact a structure’s performance. Our team of building envelope consultants and waterproofing experts brings a proven track record and decades of experience with different types of structures. This enables us to assist clients in San Diego and other California communities at all stages of their construction or renovation projects.

Our building envelope consulting experts can provide you with:

New construction:

  • Plan and submittal review to identify constructability concerns and other issues
  • Mock-up reviews
  • Quality control field inspections of waterproofing and building enclosure assemblies
  • AAMA & ASTM field performance testing

Existing construction:

  • Forensic analysis
  • Repair recommendations
  • Renovation plan reviews
  • Third-party quality control inspections of exterior assemblies
  • AAMA/ASTM field performance testing

Residential quality assurance

Successful multifamily developers and home builders in San Diego and other California cities understand that effective QA/QC practices is key to ensuring their projects meet the expected standards. VERTEX’s ICC-certified third party residential quality assurance inspectors and experts bring decades of construction, failure analysis, and forensic investigation experience.

Our extensive expertise enables us to enhance the existing construction Quality Assurance programs for homebuilders and developers at all phases of construction, by providing an impartial set of eyes. We’re vetted and approved by major insurers and meet the QA provider limited immunity requirements of California’s SB800.

Our QA services include:

  • Plan reviews and constructability analysis
  • QC site inspections
  • Comprehensive QA documentation
  • Compliance testing and evaluation (Title24, HERS inspections, LEED Certification, etc.)

Balcony Assurance

VERTEX provides apartment owners, property managers, and community associations in San Diego and the region with professional EEE (Elevated Exterior Element) inspection services. Our team of engineers, architects, contractors, and balcony assurance experts use advanced, minimally-invasive testing processes and technologies to ensure your EEEs are compliant with California’s SB721 and SB326 laws. In cases where repairs and adjustments are required to ensure compliance with the relevant codes, we also offer follow-up repair inspections and reports.

Our balcony assurance services include:

  • SB326-compliant EEE inspections for condos and HOAs
  • SB712-compliant apartment balcony and deck inspections
  • San Francisco housing code 604-compliant evaluations and inspections

Real Estate Market research

Our market research entails collecting data about consumer and business behaviors, changing regulations, competitive landscapes and tracking new developments. Due to the large scope of construction projects in San Diego and other major cities in California, market research-based strategies and planning are crucial to minimize cost and maximize revenues. VERTEX’s team of market analysts conduct a broad range of market research solutions, including:

  • Development feasibility analysis
  • Location research
  • Competitor assessment
  • Strategic reports

Construction claims consulting

We have a team of full-time construction claims consulting and litigation experts in San Diego and other communities across California who can assist with all aspects of the construction litigation process. We can assist you in assembling affirmative claims, as well as rebutting claims against parties. In cases where disputes are elevated to mediation, arbitration, or goes to trial, count on us to provide expert witness services.

Our construction claims consulting services include:

  • Expert witness services
  • Entitlement review
  • Damage calculation
  • Forensic scheduling
  • Fault allocation

Forensic fire loss claims

Whether a fire has occurred naturally or is a direct result of negligence or accident, VERTEX’s forensic fire loss claims and litigation experts have the practical knowledge, experience, and equipment needed to determine the facts.

By providing our clients in San Diego and other parts of California with concrete answers as to what happened and why, we can give them closure, determine coverage in a timely manner, and reduce the costs of their claims.

Forensic fire loss claims services we can provide include:

  • Failure analysis
  • Damage assessment & property loss evaluations
  • Fire investigation liability, subrogation, and litigation assistance
  • Vehicle and marine fire loss investigations

Expert witness services in San Diego & across California

The analysis & opinion provided by an expert witness can help resolve construction disputes by aiding in the interpretation and understanding of the facts of a particular dispute, and is often instrumental in deciding the outcome.

VERTEX has a team of qualified and seasoned construction specialists who provide expert witness services on design, engineering, environmental, construction, and property development disputes across San Diego and other California communities.

We have extensive experience in bringing favorable settlements to a broad range of different construction claims. Our expert witness services include failure analysis, review and analysis against claims for the cost of completing interrupted construction projects, evaluation of the status of completion of a design or construction project at the time of the default, and more.

Other Services

VERTEX is capable of many other services from its San Diego location, including in-depth commercial property inspections, environmental due diligence, surety claims consulting and more. To learn more about our capabilities, visit our service pages, or to speak with an Expert, or contact us.

International Partners

The Vertex Companies, LLC
Corporate Headquarters
400 Libbey Parkway
Weymouth, MA 02189



Frequently Asked Questions

Building envelope consulting experts are focused with the technical performance of a building, including everything from the construction materials to the systems & assemblies on the exterior. They can provide services to architects, general contractors, owners, and property developers, and perform tasks such as design assistance, reviews of plans and specifications, shop drawings and submittal review to pinpoint possible waterproofing design issues and recommend solutions prior to installation.

The building envelope team also performs QA/QC inspections during construction and can conduct field testing of newly installed assemblies such as windows.

By making sure your resources are used optimally and that your buildings meet the highest standards, VERTEX’s team of residential quality assurance experts in San Diego will help prevent scenarios in which severe defects or mistakes are missed and discovered well after the work has already wrapped up. 

We achieve this by: 

  • Ensuring compliance with quality codes, regulations, and requirements.
  • Performing comprehensive QA plan reviews necessary for achieving desired results.
  • Conducting responsive site inspections during the build-out of each phase of the project.

Construction claims consultants are industry professionals who in their years of experience found they excelled at problem solving and now provide advice to others related to preventing and/or managing disputes. They often bring a wealth of knowledge on the local industry in San Diego and other California cities about known risks, challenges, and how to effectively deal with claims when they inevitably do occur. The experts usually work closely with the client’s legal counsel in these matters.

Specific issues they can help you with include:

  • Best practices regarding construction contracts
  • Claims avoidance
  • Claims management
  • Claims drafting or defense support
  • Forensic delay analysis
  • Expert witness services
  • Mediation
  • Dispute management and resolution