Ms. Shetty’s projects have included historic federal building renovation, residential and commercial building construction, genomic research, and high containment laboratories and water treatment plants. She has managed all phases of the construction process from pre-design to post-construction with special emphasis to project scheduling and change management. Ms. Shetty has also supported her clients in analyzing construction claims related to schedule delays.
Prior to joining Exponent, Ms. Shetty worked in the Project Management Group for Hill International. She spent 6 years on the modernization of the historic Supreme Court in Washington DC. As the owner’s representative, she was responsible for schedule management, management and close-out of cost, and schedule-related claims as well as the final close-out of the project.
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
- M.S., Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2002
- B.E., Engineering, University of Mumbai, India, 2001
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Construction Manager, (CCM)
Project Management Professional, (PMP)
Freas R, Shetty G. Rescuing troubled projects: from failure to recovery. CMAA National Conference, Washington D.C., October 10, 2017.
Project Manager, Hill International, 2008–2014
Scheduler, Fru-Con Construction Corporation, 2007–2008
Consultant, Warner Construction Consultants, 2003–2007
Serving as the owner’s representative, provided construction management services for the first major renovation of the 335,000 SF U.S. Supreme Court Building while it was fully occupied. As a project manager, was in charge of project controls and the close out phase of the project, in charge of project schedule progress and delay analysis, change order negotiations, as-built schedule development, and close out of over 2500 punch list items. Completed a detailed delay analysis and drafted the rebuttal report to the contractor’s $16 million time extension claim.
Facilitated scope definition, procurement and management of multiple contracts required to complete final fit-out of Export Import Bank’s offices.
New Construction/ Program Management
Developed and managed a master schedule for the construction of five new buildings and two rehabilitated buildings in NASA’s Langley Research Center. Managed the schedule for the pre-design, design, construction and post-construction phases of the award winning Langley Headquarters Building.
Responsible for reviewing the general contractor’s baseline schedule and subsequent updates for the new FBI headquarters building.
On a hospital project, spent a month on-site conducting interviews with job site personnel and reviewed contemporaneous documents to evaluate the overall delay to the project and composed a detailed report on the electrical services provider’s Requests for Equitable Adjustment.
Assisted in overall damage quantification for a $75 million disruption claim. Reviewed and analyzed payment applications and time sheets to ascertain labor productivity. Developed a chronology of the issues based on correspondence review.
Assisted in analysis of project delay and cost overrun and participated in dispute resolution deliberations for an embassy project. Developed comprehensive work-product presentations for the mediation.
Water Pollution Control
On a water pollution control plant, was responsible for maintenance of the general contractor’s 6,000 activity cost and resource loaded baseline schedule for the expansion of a water pollution control plant ($130 million project). Prepared weekly and monthly update reports analyzing the progress of the work. Created and incorporated fragnets in the schedule to support delay analysis. Duties also included management of weekly subcontractor meetings to monitor work progress.
Created a comprehensive performance report detailing project issues for litigation purposes on a wastewater treatment project. Conducted contract compliance review and risk assessment, surveyed the site to assess staffing and labor productivity, and developed an electronic document control system for litigation support.
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