Pearl Verma
New York

450 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2906
New York, NY 10123
Tel: 929-447-5500
Fax: 929-447-5507

Pearl Verma

Consultant

Pearl Verma has over five years of experience in providing electrical engineering consulting services both regionally and globally. She provides analysis and preparation of delay, disruption, and inefficiency claims and disputes, author’s expert reports, and assists with deposition preparation, negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and litigation. Prior to CPMI, Pearl was an electrical engineer & instrumentation consultant for a full-service engineering and design firm that served Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and consumer products industries. She has experience with design projects from planning and concept development, through preliminary and detailed design, procurement, construction assistance, commissioning, and qualification. She has managed large expansion projects while ensuring standards and practices were met or exceeded. Pearl is skilled in writing and reviewing project scopes, cost forecasts and accruals, scheduling, building code requirements, shop drawings, RFIs, and construction processes. Pearl is fluent in Hindi, intermediate in Spanish and Punjabi, and is currently learning Arabic.

Education
  • New York University, M.B.A., Strategy and Management of Operations & Technology
  • Rutgers University, B.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, Minor in Economics
Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Professional Women in Construction, NY Chapter 
  • Programming Committee, Women in Construction, Washington, D.C.
Project Highlights
High School Renovation Project – Represented general contractor for analysis of electrical subcontractor’s claim for constructive acceleration totaling $5.6 million on the renovation of six existing floors of a school, and construction of an additional seventh floor. Evaluated the subcontractor’s total cost analysis, including detailed review of project bid documents, pay requisitions, certified payroll, and Primavera P6 schedules. Issues included design changes, schedule re-sequencing, interference by other trades and delay by other trades which ultimately resulted in schedule compression. Developed alternative measured mile analysis for loss of productivity in contrast with the subcontractor’s total cost analysis. Assisted in development of expert report of findings for mediation.

Manufacturing Project – Reviewed and assessed a claim against the design professional on construction of a $250 million fast track project to rebuild an existing plan in to convert from paper machine to 100% recycled lightweight linerboard. Project owner claimed $10 million for delay, acceleration, and disruption related to changes, errors, and omissions utilizing a change order assessment, apportionment of acceleration costs, delay damages, and loss of productivity using inefficiency factors. Assisted in preparation of expert report of findings.

Pharmaceutical Company – Design to replace and improve the heat transfer systems serving an existing kilo laboratory.  The new systems will be able of achieving temperatures from -60°C to 160°C. Performed technical assessments and analysis of specifications and implemented necessary solutions as lead electrical engineer.

Hospital Renovation Boston – Analyzed contractor’s claim for the construction of a new addition to a hospital. Project was scheduled to take place in 1.5 years, and was delayed by two years. The contractor’s claim included extended general conditions, loss of anticipated profit, and a pass-through claim from the mechanical subcontractor for the delay, inefficiency, escalation, and home office overhead. Issues evaluated included submittals and shop drawings, modifications for design changes, concurrent delay, interior finishes, date of beneficial occupancy, and different performance period for the subcontractor’s pass-through claim. Assisted in the development of an expert report of findings.

Biotechnology Company – Development of a 23-acre greenfield pharmaceutical manufacturing site including buildings for sterile manufacturing, packaging, central utility plant, warehouse, and office/laboratory. Composed and maintained electrical specifications and drawings, including lighting, fire alarm/security, and power plans.