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Lower Insurance Costs & Reduce Risks – Leveraging Professional Engineering

Homeowner groups play a big part in preserving and improving property values, ensuring community wellness, and protecting residents’ interests. In Vermont, where postcard-perfect scenery meets the challenges of unpredictable weather and natural disasters, these groups face unique risks and need a proactive, professional approach. A qualified engineer can impact a group’s ability to reduce insurance….


Condo Damage Resilience

Maine’s unofficial motto, “The way life should be,” has taken on new meaning, according to the Wall Street Journa and The Winter 2023 Emerging Housing Market Index reported that in October, Maine was nationally ranked as the most popular metro area for luxury condo buyers in the third quarter of 2023. This index was….


Construction Projects-The Engineer & Association Partnership

A quiet neighborhood had a bit of a crisis on their hands recently. The local homeowner association (HOA) decided it was time to replace the building envelope siding of their beloved club­house building. To pinch pennies, the HOA hired a contractor to handle the work without consulting a licensed engineer or architect. At first, everything….


Building Inspections: A Grateful Reflection

As we approach the close of another year, it’s a good time to look back at how building inspections have quietly shaped the stability of our homes, businesses, and communities. In residential inspections, our dedicated engineers meticulously inspect every system to ensure the safety and comfort of your home. We extend our appreciation to our….


May is Deck Safety Month

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. This….


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 Dudka Engineers in recent years, reaching areas that were previously unattainable by….


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…..