Pasha Ameli is an associate director with BRG’s Global Construction practice in Washington, D.C.

He advises clients on matters including preparation of construction claims, construction cost estimation, quantum of damages, and internal audits. He has extensive experience in estimation of construction costs, using industry-standard pricing resources and market research in conjunction with liability repairs and property claims, loss of productivity, construction claims investigations, 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 residential, commercial, and industrial projects, including single-family homes, high-rise residential condominiums, elementary schools, class A office buildings, hotels, performing arts centers, sport arenas, solar farms, energy savings performance contracts, transit centers, hospitals, and light rail transits. He has prepared expert reports and presentations for arbitrations, mediation, and litigation proceedings.

Dr. Ameli has an extensive research background in study and numerical modeling of underground fluid flow, with focus 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 held a Professional Engineering (PE) license with the state of California since 2016.

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


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

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