Mairav Mintz brings more than 29 years of construction management, program management, and dispute resolution experience including project management, construction inspection and monitoring, cost estimating, critical path method (CPM) scheduling, and claims analysis and evaluation. Her impressive list of projects includes transit, highway, bridge, building, plant, and other heavy construction. She is frequently called upon by government entities and private sector clients to analyze what went wrong during the construction process on projects both large and small.
As an Executive Vice President, Mairav is responsible for leading MBP’s consulting practice with a focus on disputes resolution, project controls, and facility performance services. She is also responsible for leveraging MBP’s digital solutions for future growth.
JD, Law, The George Washington University
MS, Geotechnical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maryland
1. How did you get into a career in construction?
My first summer job in college was as a project engineer on a local road and bridge project. As a young civil engineering student, I hadn’t yet chosen the direction I wanted to take my studies and my career, but that summer sealed the deal for me. I loved putting on my steel-toed boots, hard hat, and safety vest and watching the project get built. There was nothing more satisfying than seeing my engineering studies take physical form and ultimately improve the lives of the community. I knew then that I was meant to have a career in construction, and I’ve never looked back.
2. What was/is the project you are most proud of?
Undoubtedly, the most impactful project I supported was the construction of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. I feel fortunate to have had the honor of building a hospital to care for and heal military personnel and their families. There is still nothing more rewarding than visiting the hospital today to see our wounded warriors make the most of this state-of-the-art facility.
3. How has the construction industry changed?
When I graduated from engineering school more than 25 years ago, there were not many women in my civil engineering program. School was, at times, a lonely journey but I loved my studies, so I pursued my calling and completed both my undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees. Since that time, I have seen many more women join the construction industry, lead projects and programs, and serve at the helm of major companies. They have brought their unique voices and leadership styles, and I am certain that the industry is better for it.