Did you know that more than 20 years ago many decks were attached to buildings using nails that rust away or simply do not have the lateral holding power of bolts. To make matters worse, developing problems are often not noticed in a casual visual inspection because the ledger board is hidden behind the siding…..
The Orange Triangle in Our Logo and History of Our Name
Criterium Engineers was founded in the days when building plans were meticulously designed and drawn by hand. The dedicated engineer’s talisman—the plastic drafting triangle—could once be found on almost every drawing table in our offices. And while a clear plastic triangle might easily be lost on piles of white paper, bright orange drafting triangles always….
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….
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….
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….
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!….
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….
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….
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…..