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. 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
EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY
Steve, thanks for persevering for 3 years, 3 attorneys and 3 court dates to finally get this resolved in our client’s favor. Your understanding of the project issues and analysis of the defense arguments during your testimony convinced the judge of the superiority of our case and allowed us to get attorney fees.S. Tamer, Esq.
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
Steve, you are a true professional. I feel proud to refer clients to you. Your knowledge to understand and apply Section 2695.9 of the Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations, ability to produce accurate reports, provide knowledge of all aspects of construction, and provide the expert testimony of facts to allow others to understand your findings is amazing.Robert Bresee, Bresee Property Services