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Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers Earns 2020 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service St. Paul, MN Jan 25, 2021 – Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2020…..

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Our Two Passions: Buildings and Clients

At Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers, we have two passions: analyzing buildings and serving our clients. We use our technical knowledge and experience with buildings to solve problems for our clients. Our licensed, Professional Engineers and other professionals engage directly with our clients as well as with their buildings.  Client contact is an essential part of our practice, and it….

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Does your home make strange sounds?

While everyone hears strange noises in their homes, rest assured they might not all be in your head! If you hear footsteps, we can’t help with that! If you hear a strange buzzing noise, perhaps caused by insects or a busy pet. We can’t help with these either! However, if you hear snapping or popping sounds,….

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History of Criterium Engineers’ Name

A company’s name can reveal a lot about the values and interests of a company or its owner, or—in this case—both. Criterium Engineers’ founder’s passion for biking is part of the history for the basis of our Criterium name. In the 1980s, H. Alan Mooney, P.E., an avid cyclist—then and today—was working with an ad agency….

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COVID-19 Response

COVID 19 Response We’ve seen a lot of unprecedented events over the previous months related to COVID 19. At Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers, the safety of our clients and employees and the safety of the occupants of the homes, offices, and buildings we inspect, are of utmost importance. I want to share what we are doing as….

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Why can’t we build a perfect house?

The operative word here is “WE”.  We can’t build a perfect house because WE are human beings and human beings are not perfect.  And, of course, there is the question, “Exactly what is a perfect house?”  Many people expect a perfect house, whether buying a brand-new house or a used house.  That expectation only brings….

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Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers Earns 2019 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2019. “Service pros that receive our Angie’s List….

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Is Your Building Breathing? Why Building Ventilation is Critical

If you are planning for a re-roofing project, this is a reminder that the project will not be a success without an in-depth consideration being given to the condition of the building ventilation under the roof. Inadequate attic venting will cause ice dams; energy loss; and moisture damage to the roof structure. Too often roof….

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Got Cracks? An Intro to Foundation Forensics

Cracks in foundations are by far the most common structural complaint raised in either residential evaluations or reserve studies.  They can occur in the youngest or newest houses and condominium buildings.  As Association documents usually assign the maintenance responsibility of their repair to the association, board members and property managers take them very seriously.  Minnesota houses….

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Paving Isn’t Exciting: But Proper Maintenance is Essential

Cracked Parking Lot

Engineering Advisor | Volume 26, Number 1 When was the last time you thought about your parking lot? The honest answer, probably, is not in recent memory.  It’s not a question of ‘out of sight –out of mind.’ Parking lots and other paved areas are highly visible, but they aren’t all that interesting.  There is nothing….

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