One Minute Summary
Paul Viau is a seasoned construction professional, a general contractor licensed in California and Arizona, a construction cost estimator, a certified building inspector, and a testifying expert witness. Paul grew up in the contracting and building business and has experience in virtually every role in the industry, beginning in his teens working as a laborer and then as a concrete & masonry apprentice, all the way to owning his own construction and consulting business. Paul'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. Paul serves clients who are property owners and managers, developers and contractors, product manufacturers and suppliers, insurers and lawyers.
Paul graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and has worked for well-known construction and building consultants and as an independent consultant. Paul now serves as a senior technical construction and building 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. Viau is experienced in composing declarations, as well as offering deposition, arbitration, and trial testimony.
Construction Defects from the Plaintiff Perspective, February 2018