Dr. Pasha Ameli is a director in BRG’s Global Construction practice. He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer with ten years of experience in construction advisory and project management, forensic construction claim investigations, quantification of damages, estimation of cost to repair, and internal audits. 

Dr. Ameli has extensive experience in preparation of construction repair costs based on industry-standard pricing resources and market research in conjunction with liability repairs and property claims, loss of productivity, and analysis of labor and material costs fluctuations as a result of catastrophic events such as hurricanes and wildland fires.

Dr. Ameli has been involved in commercial, residential, and industrial projects, including sport arenas, performing arts centers, solar farms, hospitals, multifamily high-rise, single-family homes, residential condominiums, class A office buildings, hotels, elementary schools, energy savings performance contracts, transit centers, and light rail transits.

Dr. Ameli’s graduate research study was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences and focused on the study and numerical modeling of underground fluid flow, particularly on flow through fractured rocks and porous media. He has expertise in analysis and design of stormwater conveyance systems, 3D modeling of flooding and flood hazard evaluation, and investigation of the effects of wildland fires on hydrological characteristics of watersheds.

Dr. Ameli has written numerous expert reports that led to successful settlements. He has testified in a trial and arbitration hearings on reasonableness and quantification of damages.

Dr. Ameli has been a member of the board of directors of the Society of Construction Law, North America since 2020.

Employment History

Managing engineer
2018 – 2021

The Vertex Companies
Project manager
2013 – 2018

Professional Affiliations

Society of Construction Law, North America (SCL-NA)
Member of the Board of Directors

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Areas of Expertise


University of California, Irvine
PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013
MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010

Sharif University of Technology
BS, Civil and Structural Engineering, 2009


US Department of Energy, Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences
Graduate Research Fund, 2009–2013

American Geophysical Union
Outstanding Student Paper Award Recipient, 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco