Good friends of mine just retired and decided to move into an upscale condominium community. I asked if it was difficult to adjust to downsizing after leaving the “big” house, and interestingly enough, I was told the size of the living space was not the problem, it was difficult to adjust to the surrounding sounds…..
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,….
Criterium Engineers is pleased to announce that Jake Bergeron — who has been an intern with the company since June 2020—recently joined the Sales & Marketing team as a Business Analyst. He first joined us as Risk Management & Insurance Intern in 2020. In early 2021, he moved to the Sales & Marketing team—first as….
Q: Over the past few months, I’ve heard a lot of discussion about reserve studies and condition surveys. Are these the same, and, if not, how do they differ, and why and when should our association obtain one? A: This is a great question because it is not asked often enough. I cannot count the number….
Criterium-McCafferty Engineers is our most recent “Office of the Month” in our North American affiliate network. Mark and Melissa McCafferty own this Colorado Springs area office. It’s always a pleasure to work with them when they call, was the agreed perspective by Criterium staff on working with this team. And, if we feel that way,….
Winter is here across much of North America. This season plagues even the sturdiest among us—as with winter comes the inevitable storms of the season. Here are a few winter tips to help you prepare for and deal with the season: Insulate the attic to keep roof surface cold and help avoid ice dams. Maintain….
Criterium Engineers welcomes Tara Bunch, our new Affiliate Administrator. Tara has over two decades’ worth of client services and administrative experience and will be working closely with our senior vice president of franchise office operations as an additional resource for our affiliates. Tara will work with our affiliate offices on topics such as franchise agreement….
The team at Criterium-Kessler Engineers, based in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area and led by Dan and Kelly Kessler, recently acquired Criterium-McWilliam Engineers, the Las Vegas, Nevada area office serving southern Nevada. The office was established in 1994 by Chay McWilliam, P.E. The office is well-known across the Las Vegas metropolitan area for high quality….
Addressing Building Issues With Caution Have you ever noticed how fashion and entertainment trends seem to start on the “Left Coast” and work their way across the country before finally arriving in Maine? I call this the “End of Route 95 Syndrome.” Of course, YouTube and other digital social media has sped things up a….
The Surfside collapse and the resulting loss of life is tragic. In addition to dealing with the far-reaching impact of that collapse, many occupants, owners, and managers of most buildings are now asking whether something similar could happen to their building. The answer is that the structural health and future of any building depends on many variables….