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….
Tiernan Tooker Joins Criterium Engineers Please join us in welcoming our newest Junior Project Engineer, Tiernan Tooker, to the Criterium Headquarters team! While earning his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine, Tiernan spent a summer interning at Avwatch (located in Plymouth, MA) gaining experience with mobile tracking systems and earning….
Welcome to Katherine Manchester who recently joined the Criterium Engineers team as the Engineering Support Specialist in Freeport. A recent graduate from Central Maine Community College, Katherine earned her Associate Degree in Architecture and Civil Engineering Technology and will take on responsibilities in support of the Engineering team, from managing equipment inventory and travel arrangements….
Addressing the Reality Since brick masonry exterior facades are supposed to have useful lives of 100 years or more, a prevalent myth is masonry facades are virtually maintenance free, needing little discussion by the condo board, and a rare cost item in reserve fund studies. In reality, masonry maintenance is discussed often with a great….
A Proactive Approach is Best If you are responsible for your condo or HOA’s physical condition, this is no time to relax. Planning now can pay big dividends in being able to hire a repair contractor before the spring/summer crunch arrives. With that in mind, the following list can provide a guide to issues for….
Our newest Engineering Field Technician (EFT), Andre Nembhard, is based in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. As an EFT he supports our Construction Engineering Services division. His background is in quality assurance/quality control, surveying, and he is also a licensed drone pilot. In his downtime, Andre enjoys Tampa Bay Lightning games, live music, and quality….
Jacob “Jake” Corley recently joined the Criterium Engineers’ team. He brings over twenty-five years’ experience in industrial maintenance to his position as an Engineering Field Technician in our Construction Engineering Services division. When not at work, you can find Jake on a golf course, under a classic car, or spending time with his family. A….
May is National Deck Safety Month® and your spring maintenance checklist should include a thorough inspection of your deck and railings. It’s important to check their safety before the outdoor entertainment season begins with family gatherings and neighborhood barbecues taking place on your deck. Here are a few items to consider as you check your….