About Criterium

Mill Ruins MinneapolisWe Know Buildings

Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers has designed and evaluated thousands of projects and hundreds of thousands of square feet of retaining walls. Since 2002, we have quickly become a valuedlocal resource for retaining wall, structural, community association and commercial engineering services. We provide quality service across the Upper Midwest.

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We Know Buildings.

Our staff of licensed, Professional Engineers offer skills in structural, civil, and mechanical engineering, project management, and much more. From diagnostics to due diligence, from commissioning to envelope performance to HVAC systems, we help our clients with even the most complex projects.

We welcome the opportunity to prove our value to each of our clients. Our proven reputation and consistent professionalism have made Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers the engineering firm of choice for many of the nation’s leading investors, builders and developers.

We are licensed, Professional Engineers

Being a licensed, Professional Engineer is a career commitment and mindset guided by ethics, technical competence, clear communication, and legal accountability. It is a calling.

In most states, becoming a licensed, Professional Engineer (P.E.) requires:

  • a four-year engineering degree,
  • at least four years work experience under a Professional Engineer,
  • passing two intensive competency exams,
  • licensing by the state board, and
  • ongoing maintenance, improvement of skills and continuing education throughout their career.

Each Criterium-Schimnowski engineer has invested years mastering a rigorous, demanding technical and professional discipline; this expertise and experience makes a difference for our clients and their ability to understand the buildings in which they live and work. You can trust us to ask the right questions, pay attention to detail, see and solve problems, and provide quiet wisdom you can count on. We never forget the most important part of every building we inspect: the people who call it their home or workplace.

We work with people, so they can know their buildings.

Yes, we are proven engineering experts, but it is our ability to communicate our understanding of a building’s performance to our clients that truly sets Criterium-Schimnowski apart. Building real relationships with our clients matters. We understand the complicated logistics of managing multimillion-dollar development projects as well the excitement and apprehension of buying a first home. In fact, many of our engineers have worked in the building trades or served on homeowners association boards, so we relate to our clients and understand their priorities.

It’s time to talk to Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers

If you want practical solutions from a long-term partner with professional engineering expertise, contact us at 651-779-7700  to discuss your next project.

Community Involvement

Feed my Starving Children Muscular Distrophy Association Knights of Columbus Habitat for Humanity
Since our founding in 1987, Feed My Starving Children has given hope in Jesus’ name in the form of nutritious MannaPack meals to so many who are hungry around the world. We ask His blessing and your support in the years ahead as we continue on, until all are fed. MDA’s legacy of progress has always started with families at the heart of all we do. For more than 65 years, they have been committed to saving and improving the lives of kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineering Community Associations Institute WI Community Associations Institute National Society of Professional Engineers