With winter approaching, I am often asked what cold-weather planning the building committee should be considering. Surprise is expressed when I suggest the condominium’s attics and their venting. It is true an attic only needs one tenth the ventilation in the winter than in the summer to control moisture buildup and temperature, but the wintertime….
Our client Port Property recently acquired a multi-building portfolio of 180,000 square feet in the West Bayside neighborhood in Portland, Maine (pictured). The buildings represent a wide range of current uses and include a 420-space parking garage. The firm engaged with Criterium Engineers to perform commercial building inspections on all of the properties and cost….
Emerging technology and innovation are continually transforming the building construction inspection process. Criterium Engineers evaluates and adopts appropriate new technologies to provide additional knowledge and information for our clients. Two inspection innovations in particular—the use of drones and thermal imaging—have been change drivers for Criterium Engineers in recent years, reaching areas that were previously unattainable….
Kevin Schoffstall recently joined the Criterium Engineers headquarters team as an Engineering Field Technician (EFT), based at Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Criterium Engineers has a Construction Engineering Services division with a large team of EFTs and engineers. Kevin has degrees in art and history. He has a diverse career which began as a small business owner….
Criterium Engineers recently held its biennial conference in the Portland, Maine area. Our affiliate offices (franchises) from across North America as well as headquarters staff attended the event. At an awards banquet held during the event, the Enterprise awards were presented to nine affiliate offices. The criteria for the 2022 Enterprise Award have been updated….
Congratulations to Richard “Rick” Lalancette, P.E., who was named recipient of the H. Alan Mooney Award for Distinguished Service at an awards ceremony held at the recent Criterium Engineers biannual conference. This award represents the very best of the Criterium Engineers organization, both in continuous performance and ongoing impact. Lalancette is founding president of Criterium-Lalancette….
The team at Criterium-Dotson Engineers, based in the Dallas area, were recently awarded the top honor of 2022 Criterium Engineers Office of the Year at a celebration held in Portland, Maine. David Dotson (P.E., R.S., C.B.I.E.), Criterium-Dotson Engineers president, and his wife Sara, office manager, along with Sebastian Martinez (E.I.T.) engineer, accepted the award on….
Tackling Condo Projects Of course, this is a play on the title of the popular Netflix movie Don’t Look Up, starring an ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, and Jennifer Lawrence. So, what does this Top 10 ranked film by the National Board of Review and American Film Institute have to do with condo….
Analyze Cost and Replacement Options When was the last time you hired a contractor? When was the last time you checked construction material costs? You are in for a shock. With a shortage in skilled workers, supply chain uncertainty, and inflationary pressure on petroleum products (shingles, underlayment, etc.), just finding a contractor willing to commit….
A differentiating factor when working with Criterium Engineers on a reserve study or other homeowner association (HOA) project is that our licensed, Professional Engineers conduct the work and are always available to answer questions—long after the work is completed. Now, an additional differentiator is being introduced that will have long-term impacts for HOA boards and….