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What is a Capital Needs Assessment?

When building owners and property managers plan the financial future of their facilities, the quantitative tool most often chosen is the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA). A CNA creates a capital forecast of needed reserves to fund depreciating asset replacement and prioritize discovered deficiencies while providing a comprehensive document to justify lending requests. CNAs are often….

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Addressing Rising Incivility: Communities Promote the Civility Pledge

Blame it on COVID-19. Blame it on politics or the economy. Blame it on social media. Whatever is to blame, property managers have noted a rising temper at condo and homeowners association meetings this year. Maybe it will calm down in 2021 when a successful vaccine is widely distributed or when the nightly news doesn’t….

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Criterium-Pacific Engineers Opens Oahu-based Operations

Criterium-Pacific Engineers has begun operations in Honolulu, serving the island of Oahu and the entire state. John McLain, P.E., president of the firm, is a licensed, Professional Engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience as a civil engineer. The business is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Criterium Engineers, one of North America’s leading consulting….

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Criterium-McWilliam is Office of the Month

As one of this year’s top 10 Criterium offices, Criterium-McWilliam—based in Las Vegas—has delivered an impressive 33% growth in 2020. The McWilliam team was recently named Office of the Month among Criterium offices. Team members include Page Maquire, office manager; Betty Slocum, word processor; David Taylor, E.I., master inspector; and David DeValve, P.E., who work….

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Top 10 Condo Building Problems

Workmanship, Quality Control & Water… Probably because I have inspected thousands of condo buildings and their units for construction defects and other issues, I am often asked by both prospective condo buyers and property managers to name the most common problems found in new condo developments. Interesting enough, new condo buildings have more hidden problems….

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Fun Project: Local Humane Society’s New Facility 🐾

At Criterium Engineers, we’re a pet-friendly workplace and our employees are proud owners of cats, dogs, rabbits, chameleons, turtles, and many other well-loved critters. When our local humane society was purchasing a 24,000 square foot building and asked us to perform a property condition assessment and Phase 1 environmental site assessment, we were delighted to….

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Eide Bailly & 179D: Client Spotlight

Eide Bailly, one of the top 25 certified public accounting firms in the nation with more than 40 offices in 14 states, engages with Criterium Engineers corporate headquarters to perform a specific type of engineering analysis. Our licensed, Professional Engineers, work with Eide Bailly on Section 179D building energy efficiency tax deduction calculations for their….

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Criterium Engineers Named as One of the 2020 Best Places to Work in ME

Criterium Engineers has been selected as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine! This awards program is a project of the Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. This recognition is an incredible honor and is especially meaningful knowing that it was earned in….

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Get Ready for Climate Change

Gale Flags Are Flying! Is your condo or HOA ready for a climate change future?  Currently we are in the middle of a hurricane season predicted to be one of the worst in recent times in terms of both frequency and severity of future storms.  Prior to June when the hurricane season started, Maine’s Superintendent….

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Criterium-Hardy Engineers is Office of the Month

The versatility, “can-do” attitude, and diligent efforts of office principal Kyle Hardy, P.E. and his brother Ross Hardy, R.S. (office manager/reserve specialist), were noted in Criterium-Hardy Engineers‘ selection as Office of the Month (August 2020). Kyle Hardy purchased the St. Louis, Missouri-based office in 2014 from an existing affiliate/franchisee who had been in business since….

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