Selected Financial Modeling and Forecasting Projects:

City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Financial Analysis of City of Los Angeles Long-Term Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan, Los Angeles,CA. SHA Analytics LLC is working closely with the City of Los Angeles financial management division and planning staff to develop a financial plan and implementation strategy for City’s long-term Solid Waste Integrated Resources Plan (SWIRP). As part of this project, SHA Analytics LLC will lead the effort to model the current financial context of the Solid Resources Program, estimate the cost of various projects, programs and policies that constitute SWIRP, and to study the fiscal implications of rolling out these programs, projects, and policies under different implementation schedules and to identify possible alternative funding mechanisms that the City could potentially pursue over the following 20 years to implement SWIRP. The financial model and plan will allow the City planners and managers to prioritize among various programs and facilities over the following 20 years and identify a proper approach to adjust service fees in the future and to meet City and State diversion goals.

Relevant features: financial modeling and forecasting, life-cycle cost analysis, cash flow analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis, sustainability  


Sustainable Return on Investment Framework Development and Implementation for Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment, Texas.As a member of HDR|Decision Economics consultant team, Dr. Amiri contributed to the development of a tool to be used by all bases across the nation to conduct life-cycle cost assessments of, and prioritize among, capital projects that improve energy intensity, reduce potable water consumption, and increase non-hazardous solid waste diversion. The tool provides life-cycle economic analysis as well as financial and sustainability-return-on-investment metrics. 

Relevant features: return on investment studies, alternative analysis, sustainability
Sonoran Desert Drive, City of Phoenix, AZ.  As a member of HDR consultants team, Dr. Amiri conducted a high level financial analysis for several Design-Build-Finance scenarios and provided consultation on pros and cons of the City moving forward with alternative procurement mechanism.

Relevant features: high level financial modeling, cash flow analysis, analysis of alternative project delivery methods