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Happy New Year 2023!

In the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 is the year of the Rabbit. The Rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace, and prosperity in Chinese culture. 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope. Wishing everyone hope and prosperity in the new year. DOWNLOAD a fresh calendar to keep you on track!  

Shine a Light on Safety

Lighting Safety – Exterior Lighting Plans and Considerations While our crime rate is low compared to the urban violence found in other parts of the country, some condominium and homeowner associations still recognize a need for security tools such as key fobs, Ring doorbell systems, cameras, gates, and guard houses. Of all these systems, perhaps….

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New Technology Transforms the Building Inspection Process

Emerging technology and innovations are continually transforming the building inspection process. We are constantly evaluating and adopting appropriate new technologies to provide additional knowledge and information for our clients. One inspection innovation in particular—the use of drones—has been a change driver for Criterium Lalancette & Dudka Engineers in recent years, reaching areas that were previously….

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Masonry Myths

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….

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Now Offering Drone Inspections

You can now add a drone to your building inspection! Does your building have a high roof that you cannot see from the ground? Perhaps your HOA needs construction material measurements? Harnessing the power and versatility of a drone inspection is the most efficient way to accomplish these tasks. Call us today for more information!….

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Building Inspection

You have wisely engaged the services of a licensed, Professional Engineer to inspect your property. Here are 10 things you can do before, during, and after our inspection to ensure that you receive the greatest benefit from this valuable service.  Get your FREE download here! Call us to schedule your inspection today 802-747-4535 You can….

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It’s Never Too Late For an Inspection

Forgo your pre-purchase home inspection to make a quick purchase and now have questions? It’s a sellers’ market out there! And sometimes that means forgoing your pre-purchase home inspection (not recommended!) in order to beat out other offers. Now that you’ve moved in, you may have noticed some issues or maybe you just have questions….

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Happy New Year 2022!

Part of our mission is to approach each project as an opportunity to establish a new personal best in professionalism, service, and quality. While making a resolution for the New Year is popular, we challenge you to set goals instead. A resolution is simply a statement of intention and can often be extreme and intimidating…..

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Water Damage is No Joke

Now more than ever, building managers and condo boards have been reviewing the cost of deferred repairs and their fiduciary responsibilities when it comes to facility safety and maintenance. But where to look first? There are many types of condos: from high-rises to townhouses, to one-story duplexes, buildings with flat roofs or high-sloop roofs, buildings….

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Where Does Danger Lurk?

Most Common Areas of Concern As a member of the board or the property manager, what element of the condominium complex poses the greatest risk to the unit owners and liability to the association? Slips and falls during the icy season? Decks collapsing from rot? Electrical fires? Well, if you picked “decks,” you are almost….

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