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Community Solar Farms for Condominiums

A New Dawn for Condominiums: Community Solar Farms There is some good solar power news for Maine’s condominium and HOA communities. We have spoken in past articles of the unfortunate political restraints on the development of renewable energy sources in Maine by the prior Governor Paul LePage administration. Things have changed with two new solar….

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HOA Webinar: Your Buildings & the Coronavirus for Managers & Board Members

Coronavirus Webinar for HOAs: Your Buildings & the Coronavirus Managing a building in the coronavirus world is a new challenge. Criterium Engineers, building experts who have evaluated over 750,000 buildings across the U.S. and Canada in more than 60 years in business, presents this coronavirus webinar (YouTube format) for HOA managers and board members to….

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History of Criterium Engineers’ Name

History of the “Criterium” part of our name… A company’s name can reveal a lot about the values and interests of a company or its owner, or—in this case—both. Criterium Engineers’ founder’s passion for biking is part of the history for the basis of our Criterium name. In the 1980s, H. Alan Mooney, P.E., an….

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Client Spotlight: Greenleaf Management & Summit Grove

Congratulations to our clients at Greenleaf Management on their recent plans to purchase Summit Grove Office Park in Conyers, GA. The office park includes five buildings ranging in size from 1,000 to 40,000 square feet. Greenleaf Management operates throughout the southern region of the U.S. Criterium Engineers performed a Property Condition Assessment (also known as….

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Pests: Don’t Bug Out!

Perhaps the most dreaded sound in an HOA or condo complex, other than a fire alarm or screaming siren, is repeated unit owners calls reporting a pest infestation.  Pests can come in many types of creatures, both large and small, including bats, seagulls, geese, rodents, mold spores, and wasps. For this brief article our focus….

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HOA Reserve Study: How Are Engineers Different from Other Firms?

The time has come for your homeowners’ association (HOA) to complete a reserve study. Where do you begin? An online search presents a wide range of companies that perform reserve studies for homeowner associations. Why should an HOA in need of a reserve study hire an engineer versus a reserve specialist, accountant, or other type….

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COVID-19 in Building Science for Building Owners

With COVID-19, how do building owners operate buildings more effectively in order to inhibit any virus or airborne contaminants? Our Building Science expert and chief engineer, Rebecca Rand Costigan, P.E., LEED-AP, CEM., shares what we’ve learned, along with guidance from national and international HVAC organizations Click the image below to download our full presentation (PDF….

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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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