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Tiernan Tooker Joins Criterium Engineers

Tiernan Tooker

Tiernan Tooker Joins Criterium Engineers Please join us in welcoming our newest Junior Project Engineer, Tiernan Tooker, to the Criterium Headquarters team! While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine, Tiernan spent a summer interning at Avwatch (located in Plymouth, MA) gaining experience with mobile tracking systems and earning….


Offices of the Month: Criterium-Dotson Engineers and Criterium-Yancy Engineers

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Congratulations to David Dotson, P.E. and David Yancy, P.E.—our most recent Offices of the Month. The duo and their Texas-based teams are being recognized in their fulfillment of two specific elements of the Criterium Vision: We succeed through collaboration across our network and our commitment to continuous improvement in our professional knowledge and performance. We….


Client Spotlight: Maine Solar Solutions

On ☀️Solar Appreciation Day, Criterium Engineers 📐 celebrates our clients at Maine Solar Solutions, based in Freeport. Criterium provides structural evaluations for solar installation on residences and commercial buildings. . . . #solar #solarpower #solarenergy #energy #renewableenergy #solarpanels #solarpowered #gosolar #MaineSolarSolutions #structuralengineer #freeportmaine #structuralengineering #engineering #criteriumengineers #weknowbuildings

Client Spotlight: Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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GMRI Preserves Historic Working Waterfront Wharf The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) recently purchased the Union Wharf property (pictured) in Portland’s Old Port district to protect and preserve working waterfront access. As part of that sale, Criterium Engineers performed enhanced commercial building inspections for a series of more than 50,000 square feet of warehouses,….


The Orange Triangle in Our Logo

Orange Triangle - Criterium Engineers logo

Criterium Engineers was founded in the days when building plans were meticulously designed and drawn by hand. The dedicated engineer’s talisman—the plastic drafting triangle—could once be found on almost every drawing table in our offices. And while a clear plastic triangle might easily be lost on piles of white paper, bright orange drafting triangles always….


Art Wickerham, P.E., Receives Award for Distinguished Service

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Congratulations to Arthur ‘Art’ Wickerham, P.E., of Criterium-Liszkay Engineers, who was recently presented with the 2020 H. Alan Mooney Award for Distinguished Service. Art was nominated by Don Liszkay, longtime & recently retired principal of that affiliate office. Watch the award presentation video here. This award represents the very best of our organization, both in….


Client Spotlight: The Holy Donut

National Donut Day takes place next week and makes this a perfect time to highlight one of our favorite clients, The Holy Donut. This local company makes two million donuts a year with all-natural ingredients, including their not-so-secret ingredient: fresh Maine potatoes. They’ve been featured in national media such as The New York Times, Bon….


Section 1031 Exchanges & Cost Segregation

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Great Tax Saving Tools with Similar Goals Real estate investors have known for years that 1031 property exchanges can save taxes. A cost segregation study is something else investors should consider at the same time—as both may save taxes and improve cash flow. Here’s how a cost segregation study may benefit your next transaction. Whereas….


Cannabis Commercial Building Inspections

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Cannabis – One of the Fastest-Growing Industries This month we highlight our clients in the cannabis industry, one of the fastest growing industries across the country. At these high-tech facilities, our engineers perform due diligence commercial building inspections for prospective real estate buyers. This may include evaluation of the very specialized requirements for HVAC, plumbing….


Commercial Building Inspections: Three Options

commercial building inspections three options

Criterium Engineers’ commercial building pre-purchase inspections guide our clients through the due diligence process. The inspections and the resulting reports, performed by licensed, Professional Engineers, inform the prospective buyer regarding important aspects of the property and may also assist in negotiating a purchase price, depending on what is found. All of Criterium’s reports conform to….