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Sophie Lipomanis

Sophie Lipomanis

Senior Associate

Sophie Lipomanis has experience in project management, CPM scheduling, and construction claims analysis. She is responsible for reviewing, preparing and analyzing CPM schedules and also prepares graphics as part of project analysis. She has aided in the performance of schedule, productivity, and cost quantification analyses on construction projects involved in litigation and has performed claims evaluation and preparation on commercial and industrial projects both defending and supporting construction claims.

Prior to CPMI, Sophie worked at a heavy civil contractor on a $780 million design-build rail project where she worked as a full-time scheduler, assessed project scopes with subcontractors for project trades, reviewed and revised contracts, purchase orders, and letters of intent for subcontractors, and collaborated with managers to calculate prices of conceptual scope additions with provisional sum authorizations and change order word directives.

Education

University of Louisville, B.S., Civil Engineering & Environmental Engineering-Mathematics Minor

Licenses/Credentials

Oracle Primavera P6 Professional | Global PM Training Certification

OSHA 30 Certification

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE)

Select Speaking Engagements

Dream Big Production, Women in Engineering, Dream Team Panelist

Engineering our Future Podcast, National ASCE Ambassador

Plot Points, Women in Engineering

Bruit Arab University, Success as an Engineer in Industry

Workshop for Student Chapter Leaders Guest Panelist

Running is Engineering, ASCE YMG Guest Speaker

Project Highlights

Light Rail Extension Project – Prepared schedule updates during the construction of a $780 million 3.4-mile light rail Design-Build project in Washington State. This project included a parking garage and two aerial structures. Coordinated with various subcontractors to implement appropriate updates in monthly narratives. Analyzed and prepared time impact analysis throughout the project. Managed post design service changes throughout the project as the Engineering quality liaison for thousands of drawing changes. Working closely with field personnel, designers and the owner to implement actualized construction conditions into IFC packages.  Aided project engineer and management team by packaging additional cost changes and working with the owner throughout the approval process. Prepared and analyzed labor production reports and spearheaded equipment utilization efforts.

Airport Renovation Project  – Performed schedule delay analysis on behalf of one of the parties to a $5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) for finance, design, construction, operation, and maintenance for an airport terminal renovation. Reviewed CPM schedules and performed schedule delay analyses to all the different milestones with liquidated damages attached, including to overall completion. Issues evaluated included design changes, material substitution, the authority having jurisdiction review and approval of the design, and delays to construction. Construction entity made claims of over $100 million to design professional for scope changes, design errors and omissions, and associated delay and damages. Created graphical representations of delay for  mediation presentation.

Terminal Renovation Project  –  $400 million renovation project. Provided 3-week lookahead services coordinating with numerous subcontractors to consolidate information into uniform formatting for our client. Provided claim assistance and analyzed impacted areas of the project notably causing delay due to inefficient work sequencing.