Michael Villalba

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One Minute Summary

Michael Villalba is an expert construction consultant and cost estimator with experience in virtually every role in the contracting and building industry including laborer, carpenter, superintendent, project manager, estimator, quality control inspector, operations manager, and owner of a general building contracting firm. Mike's experience is wide and deep with project types including single-family residences, multi-family projects, mixed use developments, commercial, institutional, industrial, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction. Mike serves clients who are property owners and managers, developers and contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers, insurers and lawyers. 

Mike is a seasoned leader having held management positions supervising, directing, training and evaluating the work of tradesmen as well as professional consulting staff at well-known firms. In his role as a building consultant Mike serves as a technical expert, evaluating and testing physical building performance, examining enormous volumes of project documentation, making repair recommendations, estimating project costs, tendering projects for bid, and rendering professional opinions that aid in moving projects to conclusion. As an expert witness Mr. Villalba is experienced in composing declarations, as well as offering deposition and trial testimony. 

Testimonials

"Mike Villalba did an excellent job for us on this project... He performed well in deposition and his files were complete and well organized. Your staff was available and prompt with responses when I needed a copy of Mike's job file. My experience with your company was a good one. Thank you." - Past & Current Client

"Mike & Pete do a great job. I have enjoyed working with them as experts." - Past & Current Client

Case Studies

Presentations

Areas of Expertise

Categories of Expertise

  • Construction Management, Contracts & Contracting
  • Construction Cost Estimating & Budgeting
  • Construction Defect Claims
  • Construction Quality
  • Building and Property Inspection, Testing & Evaluation
  • Building Codes & Standards
  • Expert Witness, Mediation & Testimony

Specific Trades and Building Elements

  • Foundations: Concrete & Reinforcing
  • Foundations: Concrete Slab-On-Grade    
  • Basement Construction (Incl. Basement Walls & Insulation)
  • Basement Walls (Incl. Concrete, Masonry, etc.)    
  • Moisture Protection / Waterproofing
  • Structural Frame (Incl. Floor, Wall and Roof)    
  • Concrete Structure & Reinforcing 
  • Masonry Structure  
  • Structural Steel / Metal Framing    
  • Wood Framing & Hardware (Incl. Rough Carpentry)
  • Floor Construction    
  • Roof Construction & Trusses 
  • Exterior Enclosure: Walls, Stucco / Plaster, Masonry Veneer, Siding & Trim    
  • Exterior Wall Insulation    
  • Exterior Wall Accessories & Decorative Metal (Incl. louvers, screens, etc.)
  • Windows
  • Storefronts
  • Curtain Walls / Exterior Glazing    
  • Exterior Doors (Incl. Hardware, Weather-stripping, Specialty, Garage (Roll-Up, Revolving, Automatic, etc.))
  • Exterior Wall Flashing & Sheet Metal    
  • Joint Sealants    
  • Exterior Coatings (Paint)    
  • Roofs    
  • Sloped Roofs    
  • Low Slope Roofing    
  • Roof Insulation    
  • Roof Flashing & Trim    
  • Roof Accessories    
  • Gutters & Downspouts    
  • Waterproof Decks (Horizontal Waterproofing)  
  • Interior Construction    
  • Interior Partitions (Incl. Int. Wall Insulation)
  • Interior Doors
  • Interior Fittings & Specialties (Incl. partitions, signs, lockers, shelving, fire extinguisher cabinets, etc.)
  • Toilet & Bath Accessories (Incl. Shower Doors)
  • Counters (Incl. Tile, Stone, Laminate, etc.)
  • Cabinets
  • Finish Carpentry & Architectural Woodwork 
  • Stairs (Interior and Exterior)
  • Interior Finishes
  • Gypsum Wallboard & Interior Plaster
  • Interior Paint
  • Interior Wall Covering & Finishes
  • Tile & Stone Assemblies (Incl. Showers) 
  • Floor Finishes: Tile, Wood, Resilient & Carpet
  • Ceiling Finishes    
  • Conveying    
  • Elevators and Lifts    
  • Escalators and Moving Walks    
  • Plumbing
  • Plumbing Fixtures (Incl. bathtubs and manufacturer showers)   
  • Domestic Water Distribution    
  • Sanitary Waste    
  • Rain Water Drainage    
  • HVAC: Heating, Ventilating & Air-Conditioning
  • Heat Generating Systems (Incl. Fireplaces, Wood Burning & Other Stoves)
  • Cooling Generating Systems    
  • Distribution System    
  • Fire Protection    
  • Sprinklers & Standpipes    
  • Fire Protection Specialties & Assemblies
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Service and Distribution    
  • Lighting and Branch Wiring
  • Communications & Security (Incl. Building Automation, AV, etc.) 
  • Equipment and Appliances
  • Furnishings 
  • Special Construction    
  • Selective Demolition
  • Hazardous Components Abatement (Mold, Asbestos, etc.)   
  • Cleaning & Waste Management
  • Building Maintenance
  • Site Preparations    
  • Site Clearing    
  • Site Demolition and Relocation
  • Site Earthwork & Grading
  • Compaction, Stabilization, Soil Treatment
  • Hazardous Waste Remediation
  • Site Improvements
  • Roadways
  • Parking Lots
  • Pedestrian Paving (Incl. exterior brick, tile, stone assemblies)
  • Site Development (Incl. ext. furnishing, signage, playing fields, courts)
  • Fences, Gates and Walls (Incl. Wood, Masonry & Metal)
  • Retaining Walls    
  • Fountains & Swimming Pools    
  • Landscaping    
  • Fine Grading & Drainage    
  • Site Civil/Mechanical Utilities    
  • Water Supply    
  • Sanitary Sewer    
  • Storm Sewer    
  • Site Fuel Distribution    Includes natural gas, oil, etc.    
  • Site Electrical Utilities    
  • Site Lighting
  • Health & Safety Requirements    
  • General Conditions    
  • Project / Construction Management    
  • Quality Requirements    
  • Regulatory Requirements (Codes & Standards)    
  • Design Coordination: Architectural (Incl. Specs, Interiors, Automation, Energy, Efficiency (Green Building))
  • Design Coordination: Engineering (Geotechnical, Civil, Structural)