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Where Does Danger Lurk?

Most Common Areas of Concern As a member of the board or the property manager, what element of the condo complex poses the greatest danger to the unit owners and liability to the association? Slips and falls during the icy season? Decks collapsing from rot? Electrical fires? Well, if you picked “decks,” you are almost….

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Caleb Pusey Joins Criterium Engineers

Caleb Pusey recently joined Criterium Engineers’ corporate headquarters team in Freeport, Maine. Caleb’s role as a software developer is new to the organization. His expertise will support Criterium’s strategic vision and ongoing development of a new, proprietary building inspection and report writing software platform. The platform will support inspections on new construction projects and existing….

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Criterium-McWilliam Engineers Named Office of the Month

Criterium Engineers headquarters is pleased to announce that Dan and Kelly Kessler—the new owners of the Criterium-McWilliam Engineers affiliate office in Las Vegas—were named office of the month. The Kesslers also own Criterium–Kessler Engineers based in the in greater Phoenix area. The AZ affiliate office is in its fifth year and the #3 office in….

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The Future is Now: Tech in Communities

By nature, Mainers are traditionalists. Images coming to mind include Bean rubber boots; grey shingled fishing villages; and plaid flannel shirts. Though these iconic elements reflect Mainer’s practical side, Maine’s condo communities are not immune to the beneficial changes building science and technology have to offer. Let us consider some of the new features and….

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Reserve Studies & Funding Strategies: Trends & Best Practices

Criterium Engineers’ founder, Alan Mooney, P.E., R.S., was interviewed for an informative Condo Media article on reserve studies that we are sharing with you.  Alan Mooney, P.E., R.S., will never forget how heated things got years after his firm did a reserve study for a Boston-area condominium. The good news? The association had the foresight….

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The Orange Triangle in Our 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….

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Find Us at CAI’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas

CAI’s Las Vegas event is fast approaching! Criterium Engineers’ team is headed to our first in-person trade show of 2021. The Community Associations Institute’s Annual Conference is being held at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, from August 18-21. Find our team at exhibit #326.  Since 1980, homeowner associations across North America have counted on Criterium….

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Client Spotlight: Southern Springs in TN

Southern Springs by Del Webb, located south of Nashville, in Spring Hill, Tennessee, is a brand-new 55+ community of various styles of ranch homes with a community lodge housing a fitness center and other amenities. Southern Springs engaged with Criterium Engineers to complete a transition study as their community transitioned from the development company to….

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The Invisible Wall: Site Walls Should Not be Out of Mind

There is no condominium community asset more overlooked than its site walls. They literally become part of the landscape and seem to disappear, yet they are vital to the health of the community. They are sometimes called retaining walls or sometimes simply landscape structures, but in the hilly interiors of Maine or the rugged slopes….

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Adam Rich, P.E., Purchases Criterium-Liszkay Engineers, Columbus OH

Adam Rich, P.E., recently purchased the Criterium-Liszkay Engineers franchise in the Columbus, Ohio area. The company began in 1970, when C.R. “Dick” Withem, P.E. opened the office. Don Liszkay, P.E. joined Withem in 1989 and bought the company in 1996. Don recently retired after selling the office to Adam. Criterium-Liszkay Engineers is the oldest engineering….

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