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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….


Fun Project: Local Humane Society’s New Facility 🐾

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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….


Eide Bailly & 179D: Client Spotlight

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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….


Hunter Griffiths Joins Criterium Engineers

Hunter Griffiths

Hunter Griffiths recently was hired as Junior Project Engineer at Criterium Engineers. As part of the engineering team, Hunter will be supporting commercial and residential energy and modeling projects, commercial real estate inspections, and other engineering projects. Hunter graduated in May from the University of Maine with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. This summer,….


Your Roof: 8 Things to Consider!

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If your house, condominium or commercial office building is like most built in the last 50 years, it probably has a sloped roof with one of the following roofing materials: composition shingles composite tile cement or clay tile wood shingles metal roofing Each type of roofing has its unique characteristics. However, there are also some….


Client Spotlight: The Centurion Foundation, Inc.’s MultiCare Health System

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The Centurion Foundation, Inc.’s MultiCare Health System properties in Washington State The Centurion Foundation, Inc., a non-profit based in Atlanta, GA, provides real estate development and financing solutions to non-profit health care providers. The Foundation recently engaged with Criterium Engineers to perform property condition assessments (PCA) at four of the newly constructed MultiCare Health System….


Do You Have Mold in Your Buildings?

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The problem of mold in buildings is one that no building owner or manager can afford to ignore. Mold has been suggested as one of the possible factors in so-called “Sick Building Syndrome.” What conditions create mold in buildings? Mold typically reproduces by means of airborne spores. These spores are always present in the air…..


Which Type of CRE Building Inspection Do You Need?


Commercial Building Inspection (CBI) or Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Large corporations, real estate investment trusts, and individual investors purchase commercial real estate (CRE). As part of the pre-purchase due diligence process—often required by lenders—Criterium Engineers offers two key types of commercial building pre-purchase inspections to guide our clients through that process. Not only are these….


Client Spotlight: The Dinerstein Companies’ Aspire Post Oak Project

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Criterium Engineers is delighted to be part of a futuristic, LEED-certified, high-rise construction development in Houston’s iconic Uptown District called Aspire Post Oak. The project is being built by The Dinerstein Companies (TDC), one of the nation’s largest developers of multi-family and student housing communities. TDC engaged with Criterium to provide Building Envelope/Waterproofing, Third Party….