Vermont School Districts, time is running out!

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 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….


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….


Vermont Legislature Requires All Schools Be Tested for Radon Gas

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,….


Marie Curie, War Hero

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….


The Radium Girls

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….


Radithor, the First Energy Drink?

If someone told you that drinking Radium infused water would cure more than 150 ailments, would you drink it? That is exactly what happened in the 1920’s to a wealthy socialite named Eben Byers. After suffering a broken arm that refused to heal, upon his doctor’s recommendation Byers started drinking RadiThor, a radioactive elixir billed….


Test. Fix. Save a Life.

There is a silent killer in your home, Radon gas. You cannot see, taste, or smell Radon but long-term exposure is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates Radon is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally during….


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….