Steven P. Viani, PE, has dedicated his life to solving engineering and construction problems due to natural and human causes — from landslides, fire and water damage, hazardous waste, and water intrusion to construction defects, contract disputes, and errors and omissions.
His decades of hands-on experience make him uniquely prepared to quickly identify and resolve difficult engineering and complex construction cases, often before reaching a courtroom. Steve has provided engineering and construction expertise to law firms, government agencies, and insurance companies.
Get to know Steve from the people he’s helped.
ENGINEERING & DESIGN
Steve assisted me in my dealings with Sacramento County over a 10 year period concerning building permits and was instrumental in getting final approval for my multi-million dollar horse facility. Steve provided engineering, design, construction inspection and helped me navigate the maze the County set up to obtain permits. He saved me hundreds of thousands of dollars!Gary H.
Steve and I have worked together for over 20 years on a variety of projects where I manage the field work and Steve manages the client, paperwork and conformance to specifications. On numerous occasions he has successfully identified and negotiated change orders for the heavy civil work we performed. He understands the construction process and has always kept us out of trouble and profitable.Ed B., Superintendent, Sacramento Drilling
TECHNICAL LITIGATION SUPPORT
Steve was retained to provide expert opinions regarding a construction defect case against our client on a $1.7 million custom home. He quickly realized our client was not involved during the time period defective construction was performed and only during a short period after the earthwork, foundation and structural work were performed. Steve reviewed the depositions and advised us this was correct and gave us responses we used during negotiations to settle this matter with a de minimis payment by our client. We intend to use him again.Christine E. Jacob, EsQ., Hansen, Kohls, Sommer & Jacob, LLP
For the past 3 years, you have been working hard to get our landslide repaired. Your design, and selection of the remedial contractor, allowed the project to be finished and we got our deck back! You skillfully handled our neighbor and prevented her from stopping the project on several occasions. My wife and I want to thank you for your patience and perseverance in getting this completed.T. To, Homeowner
I wanted to let you know that your analysis of the engineering design, structural deficiencies and wind loads was critical in establishing liability and causation, and successfully challenging the defense experts’ opinions and their purported engineering approach. Your work enabled me to achieve a settlement that was extremely favorable to our client.Anthony P. Fritz, Esq., Herrig & Vogt, LLP
Thank you for your excellent design.Brad and Shannon Demarias
Need an Expert Engineer To Resolve Your Construction Dispute?
Steven P. Viani, PE, has served as an engineer expert witness and provided forensic analyses in complex engineering and construction cases. Steve is a licensed civil engineer in California, Arizona, Washington, and Hawaii. He is a licensed contractor and certified appraiser.
Licensed Civil Engineer:
- California – #C30965 (view at Cal.gov)
- Arizona – #51709 (view at AZ.gov)
- Washington – #24320 (view at WA.gov)
- Hawaii – #18323 (view at Hawaii.gov)
Licensed California Contractor:
- Contractors State License Board No. 945198 (view at CSLB)
- Class “A” — General Engineering Contractor (view at CSLB)
- Class “B” — General Building Contractor (view at CSLB)
- Hazardous Substance Removal Certification (view at CSLB)
Certified Property Appraiser & Umpire:
- Certified by the IAUA (Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association). View Steve’s official certification at the Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association, Inc. website.
Construction & Engineering Expertise
Learn more about Steve’s expert engineering and construction expertise in these areas:
- Construction defect cases
- Engineering expert witness cases
- Insurance appraisal cases and construction claims
- Landslide repair cases and soil investigations
- Construction contract disputes
- Engineering litigation support (including large databases)