VERTEX’s forensic engineering services include investigating the cause and extent of damage from weather events and construction defects.
VERTEX provides forensic engineering services for insurance companies, law firms, adjusters and sureties. We have extensive experience in all building types and have worked on claims involving storm damage, fire and explosion claims, construction deficiencies, and design deficiencies.
Structural Engineering Design Investigations
VERTEX’s national team of forensic structural engineers are licensed in the lower 48 states and DC. VERTEX’s forensic structural engineers specialize in building structures, retaining walls, bulkheads and other miscellaneous structures. VERTEX also provides full service structural engineering design services. Our design arm assures VERTEX has up-to-date knowledge of building code changes and advancements in research and design applications. Our forensic structural engineers are proficient with both current and historic building codes.
Civil Engineering Design Investigations
VERTEX’s national team of civil forensic engineers are licensed in the lower 48 states and DC. Our civil engineers specialize in grading, drainage, paving, site concrete, fire protection systems, and other miscellaneous structures. VERTEX also provides full service civil engineering design services. Our design arm assures VERTEX has up-to-date knowledge of building code changes and advancements in research and design applications. Our forensic civil engineers are proficient with both current and historic building codes.
Mechanical Failure Investigations
When a building’s automation and control systems are not operating as efficiently as possible or are malfunctioning, VERTEX can assist by offering on-site assessment and review by licensed professional engineers and other technical professionals. Our team of professionals can offer professional consulting for various automation and control systems including chillers, boilers, air handling units, rooftop units, fan coil units, heat pumps, elevators/escalators, generators as well as plumbing and water monitoring systems.
Engineering Standard of Care Assessments
Many construction-related disputes involve assessing the quality of work performed by an engineer. Our engineering experts analyze project documentation and field conditions to opine on whether an engineer of record met the professional standard of care.
VERTEX’s pool of experts has individually testified up to 150+ times in state courts, federal courts, traditional arbitration (AAA, JAG, etc.), and ICC arbitration. Our experts are qualified in construction claims, engineering issues, cost estimating, allocation, construction means and methods, surety completion contracting, and surety claims administration.
Rope Access Engineering
VERTEX’s Engineering team of professionally certified inspectors performs hands-on assessments and nondestructive testing. The Rope Access Engineering Team inspects structures not accessible by traditional methods such as aerial work platforms and scaffolding. This unique method provides our clients with a safe and efficient solution while being able to assess the conditions close-up.