ms consultants, inc., an engineering, architectural, and planning firm, has announced Jim Viau has joined its Columbus location. He joins as a Right of Way Technical Service Manager. Mr. Viau will be guiding the firm’s right of way acquisition services, including appraisal planning, negotiation, settlement services, and other right of way functions.
Mr. Viau comes to ms with more than 35 years of experience at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Having been involved in hundreds of projects and thousands of acquisition and relocation parcels, Mr. Viau has amassed an impressive knowledge and intricate understanding for these processes. Mr. Viau is prequalified with ODOT for Project Management, Titles, Negotiations, Value Analysis Preparation and Reviews, Relocation Assistance, and Relocation Reviews and Closings.
When asked about the greatest challenges in his industry, Mr. Viau remarked “The biggest challenge in meeting clients’ needs is ensuring all of their project clearance dates are being met and their budgets managed to successfully deliver their right of way acquisition projects. This is accomplished by clearly establishing goals and objectives during project scoping, and planning the work to follow the agencies’ specific processes, so everything flows smoothly to completion.”
About ms consultants, inc.
ms is a multidiscipline engineering, architecture, and planning firm for the transportation, environmental, architecture, commercial, sustainability, railroad and construction industries. Founded in 1963, ms is now in its second generation of family ownership. Today, the firm has nearly 400 employees among nine offices in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ms consistently ranks as one of the “Top 500 Design Firms” by Engineering News-Record and has been named a “Top 300 Architectural Firm” by Architectural Record. Follow ms on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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