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Client Spotlight: Atlantic FCU & 600 Sable Oaks

Congratulations to our client, Atlantic Federal Credit Union (FCU), on their recent purchase of a 100,000 square foot building located at 600 Sable Oaks Drive in South Portland, Maine. This will be their new company headquarters, which they plan to move into later this year. More than 80,000 square feet of the building is occupied….

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Austin Landing: Our Largest-ever Cost Segregation Study

Criterium Engineers recently completed our largest-ever cost segregation study at Austin Landing, an 800,000+ square foot, 60-acre, mixed-use complex located in the Cincinnati-Dayton, Ohio corridor. Austin Landing is the “go to” hub for entertainment, shopping and eating in Miamisburg, Ohio. It also offers hotel lodging, apartments, a grocery store, and offices. A cost segregation study….

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Keep Absent Owners Part of the Community

Welcome Home! Maine is often called Vacationland due to the population explosion in the summer months. This traditional influx of people not only affects coastal tourist towns and inland lake villages but also condo communities. Whether your condo is self- or professionally managed, establishing policies and planning for returning snowbirds is critical to the successful….

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Client Spotlight: Criterium Engineers Partners in City’s Biggest Development Since the “Great Fire of 1866”

Across the country, Criterium Engineers’ national network of 35 offices partners with visionaries who are transforming landscapes and bringing new life to downtown buildings. These projects are located far from our corporate headquarters in Maine, however we are part of an exciting development is happening right in our own backyard with Portland Foreside. The development….

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Association Liabilities — Ignorance is not Bliss

So what keeps you up at night? If you are a condo board member or a property manager, it might be that dreaded phone call reporting calamity at the condominium. Whether it is the report of a fire; or a frozen sprinkler leak; or an injury due to a common element failure, the association’s actions….

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Helen Watts Hired by Criterium Engineers as Senior Structural Engineer

Helen Watts was recently hired by Criterium Engineers as senior structural engineer. She previously worked at Criterium Engineers from 2000-07. For the past 12 years, Watts ran her own structural engineering business, Helen Watts Engineering, based in Bowdoin, Maine. Watts has over 30 years of industrial, bridge, commercial, marine and residential hands-on professional engineering experience…..

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Congratulations to Our Client: The New School, a New York City University

The New School is a world renowned, progressive university, founded in 1919, with its main campus in New York City. They house a design school, liberal arts college, performing arts college, and graduate programs. Students collaborate across disciplines and learn new ways of creative problem solving to effect positive change in the world. Officials at….

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How to Hire a Condo Engineer: 4 Steps

Make sure you actually need one, too They don’t teach you how to hire an engineer in school. Indeed most folks have never had the occasion to hire an engineer or an architect in their whole life. This is also true for most condominium or HOA board members. So how does a condo board go….

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Is Your Condo Breathing? Why Building Ventilation is Critical

If your condo board is planning for a re-roofing project, remind the board the project will not be a success without an in-depth consideration being given to the condition of the building ventilation under the roof. Inadequate attic venting will cause ice dams; energy loss; and moisture damage to the roof structure. Too often roof….

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Winter Is Coming—Are You Ready? 10 Tips to Help You Prepare

Can you believe winter officially begins in just over three weeks?! This season plagues even the sturdiest among us—as with winter comes the inevitable storms of the season. Here are preventive tips to help you prepare for and deal with winter storms: Insulate the attic to keep roof surface cold and help avoid ice dams…..

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