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Which Type of CRE Building Inspection Do You Need?

Commercial Building Inspection (CBI) or Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Large corporations, real estate investment trusts, and individual investors purchase commercial real estate (CRE). As part of the pre-purchase due diligence process—often required by lenders—Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers offers two key types of commercial building pre-purchase inspections to guide our clients through that process. Not only are these….

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2021 Criterium Engineers Affiliate Office of the Year

Paul and Melissa Schimnowski of Criterium-Schimnowski Engineers are recipients of the Criterium Engineers Affiliate Office of the Year award for 2021, as well as recognition for 10 years of service as part of the Criterium Engineers organization. The prestigious award was presented by David Leopold, Criterium Engineers President, during closing ceremonies for the multiday 2021 Criterium Engineers Conference,….

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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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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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Capital Needs Assessment

Whether you are a building owner, property manager, REIT manager—or if you are questioning whether a building purchase makes financial sense—it’s important to anticipate how the property will perform over time. For retail, multi-family, office or industrial properties, the best solution is to assess, plan and budget for the future. A Capital Needs Assessment analyzes….

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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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