Criterium-Lalancette & Dudka Engineers proudly announces its sister office, Criterium-Dudka Engineers, has received recognition as one of the Top 10 Construction Forensic Services Companies by Construction Business Review. Criterium-Dudka Engineers has received this prestigious acknowledgment due to their expertise in addressing complex water infiltration and building deterioration challenges across various property types, including suburban condominiums,….
Is your HOA looking to repurpose underutilized assets? Here’s is an engineer’s perspective on one way to utilize the tennis courts on your property and once again make them an asset for residents. The article takes a fun look at a fast-growing sport that may be a good fit for your community association. An Addictive….
Liabilities and Risks of Ignoring Issues: An Engineer’s Perspective Question: A recent reserve study identified a number of repairs/replacements that should be addressed in the community. However, while the reserve is being funded on a monthly basis, there isn’t enough in the current reserve fund for the repairs/replacements. With inflation and knowing that owners won’t….
With winter approaching, I am often asked what cold-weather planning the building committee should be considering. Surprise is expressed when I suggest the condominium’s attics and their venting. It is true an attic only needs one tenth the ventilation in the winter than in the summer to control moisture buildup and temperature, but the wintertime….
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…..
Radon could be a problem in your school. Now is the time to TEST! Contact our office for a free proposal today! 802-747-4535 email@example.com Did you know that the Vermont Legislature is requiring all Vermont schools test for Radon Gas by June 30th of 2023? Schools must follow ANSI/AARST protocol for conducting measurements of Radon….
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….
For more information and fee proposal, please call our office at 802-747-4535 or send us a message. Radon gas can enter a building anywhere it is in contact with the ground, which means that any building can have Radon: new and old buildings, well-sealed and drafty buildings, buildings with or without a basement, your home,….
When you think of Marie Curie you probably think of her as a famous scientist and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. And if you’ve been following us for a while you might recall that the unit of measure for radon gas is named in honor of her, the picocurie (pCi/L). But did….
One of the most infamous tales from our history with radiation is the Radium Girls. These young women worked in watch factories in the early 1900’s, painting watch dials with self-luminous paint, which contained radium. The women were instructed to point the paint brush with their lips to ensure a fine tip. Celebrities in their….