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…..
Cam Grant Achieves Reserve Specialist Credential
V. Campbell “Cam” Grant, P.E, at Criterium Engineers is a familiar face for many of our clients, especially those who represent Homeowner Associations. We’re pleased to announce that Cam recently achieved the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS®) designation. The CAI website notes that this designation is awarded to qualified reserve specialists who, through….
Featured Project: Children’s Museum of Maine
Congratulations to our client, Cyrus Hagge of Project Management, Inc., on the recent sale of the Children’s Museum of Maine, a landmark building at 142 Free Street in Portland, Maine. The museum building was sold to the Portland Museum of Art, located next door. This MaineBiz article features details about the sale. Criterium Engineers performed….
Want to Avoid Unexpected Property Maintenance Costs? Hint: Plan for Your Commercial Property’s Future
Whether you are a building owner, property manager, REIT manager—or if you are questioning whether a building purchase makes financial sense—it’s important to anticipate how the property will perform over time. For retail, multi-family, office or industrial properties, the best solution is to assess, plan and budget for the future. A Capital Needs Assessment analyzes….
Weighing New Roofing Decisions
Some board members may think roofing decisions are over their heads (forgive the pun). Condominium board members and property managers of urban mid and high-rise buildings often face flat roof maintenance issues and now a new wrinkle in the process of roofing decisions has arisen: black or white. In the recent past most flat roofs….
Congratulations to Our Client: Australia-based Orora Group
Congratulations to our client the Orora Group, based in Australia, on their recent lease of warehouse #200 at 1905 110th Street in Grand Prairie, Texas. Criterium Engineers performed a Pre-Lease Property Condition Assessment on the 102,000 square foot warehouse building. Orora Group works closely with its customers to provide an extensive range of tailored packaging solutions….
Commercial Building Inspections: Why You Should Hire an Engineer Versus a Building Inspector
For every real estate transaction that you are involved in—chances are—as part of the due-diligence process you are hiring a commercial building inspection professional to inspect the property. This is a helpful and valuable service that you routinely recommend to clients any may be required by lenders, however if the inspection is not done objectively….
Find Us at the Multifamily Executive Conference (Booth #415) October 2-4
The Criterium Engineers Construction Engineering Services team is on the road again! We’ll be at the upcoming Multifamily Executive conference in exhibit booth #415 from October 2-4 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. This event is for multifamily industry (apartments/condos) property executives, developers, architects, builders, and other real estate executives. The conference touts a….
Vinyl Siding – or Not
Perhaps you are on the Building Committee which has been charged by your Homeowners Association Board to recommend a replacement siding material for your 35 year old condo. Perhaps you are a property manager whose in-basket is filled with unit owner complaints about vinyl clapboard siding problems in the new condo complex. Whatever the vinyl….
Find Us at the Maine Condo Expo – September 21
As one of our valued homeowner association clients here in Maine, we want to let you know that the annual Maine Condo Expo and Forum is taking place on Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 – 2:30 pm. The New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute is presenting the event, one of several state-based events….