Commercial Building Engineering Services

We know buildings and we understand business.

At Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers, we never forget that business owners often own buildings too. Our insight into commercial real estate properties and transactions, environmental solutions, facility management, and capital planning helps our clients from coast to coast build equity, maximize profits, and protect the people who live and work in their properties every day.

We aren’t just Professional Engineers; we’re successful entrepreneurs serving real estate investment trusts, corporate real estate owners and managers, financial institutions, insurance companies, and government enterprises across the United States and Canada. You need an engineering firm that specializes in all building systems and provides the full spectrum of commercial engineering services. Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers has you covered while also providing quick responses to your questions and concerns and presenting real solutions to your challenges.

We are affiliated with a national network of over 40 offices employing more than 100 experienced, licensed, Professional Engineers eager to help your company succeed, while our centralized billing office offers a streamlined customer service experience.

Put the power of our years of engineering experience to work for you:

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COMMERCIAL BUILDING INSPECTION

Every one of our commercial building inspections is performed and/or reviewed by a licensed P.E. with over eight years of training, testing and extensive experience in building condition assessment. Our building inspection reports give clear guidance in conversational language on the current condition of your building and the best way to maintain or repair it.

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ENVIRONMENTAL SITE ASSESSMENTS (ESA)

Regulations vary from region to region, and our national network of engineers understands them all. We provide commercial due diligence and limit your liability through rigorous Phase I Environmental Site Assessment studies in the ASTM Standard 1527 format. We tailor the scope of our ESA to any site or situation.

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PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENTS (PCA)

Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers designs each property condition assessment report to provide real estate due diligence exceeding ASTM 2018 standards while speaking in plain language to each customer’s unique needs. With Criterium Engineers by your side, you can invest with confidence.

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CAPITAL NEEDS ASSESSMENTS AND MAINTENANCE PLANNING

Let our licensed, Professional Engineers show how to plan ahead to maximize your profits. Our detailed maintenance plans will extend the useful life of your building assets by helping you understand your repair and replacement costs over a 20-year period.

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COST SEGREGATION STUDIES

Our recommendations will help you reduce your taxes and improve your building’s cash flow. Accurate cost estimates from an engineering-based cost segregation study will benefit your newly acquired or constructed real estate project (especially over $1 million), including future renovations, expansions, or fitouts. Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers provides a comprehensive analysis and in-depth costing allocation.

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INSURANCE INVESTIGATIONS

Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers is often called upon to provide forensic insights and testimony during insurance investigations. Our extensive experience and ability to communicate complex concepts clearly provides a clear competitive advantage.

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Since 2011, Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers has evaluated more than 40,000 buildings across Minnesota. From Class A offices to historic retrofits, from large shopping malls to strip centers, condominiums to corner apartments, motels to resort hotels, warehouses, mobile home parks, nursing homes, and hospitals.  We’ve seen it all. We’ve set the standard for clear communication, customer service, and excellence in engineering along the way. And we want to be your consulting engineering firm of choice.