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Commercial Building Inspections: Three Options

Criterium-Pacific Engineers’ offers three options for commercial building pre-purchase inspections to guide our clients through the due diligence process. The inspections and the resulting reports, performed by licensed, Professional Engineers, inform the prospective buyer regarding important aspects of the property and may also assist in negotiating a purchase price, depending on what is found. All….

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High-rise View in Downtown Honolulu

Criterium founder Alan Mooney along with John McLain, from Criterium-Pacific Engineers, doing an inspection atop a high-rise building in Honolulu. John is our newest affiliate office based in Hawaii, and he spent time training last month with Alan.

HOA Reserve Study: How Are Engineers Different from Other Firms?

The time has come for your homeowners’ association (HOA) to complete a reserve study. Where do you begin? An online search presents a wide range of companies that perform reserve studies for homeowner associations. Why should an HOA in need of a reserve study hire an engineer versus a reserve specialist, accountant, or other type of….

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Criterium-Pacific Engineers Opens Oahu-based Operations

Criterium-Pacific Engineers has is now open in Honolulu, serving the island of Oahu and the entire state. John McLain, P.E., president of the firm, is a licensed, Professional Engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience as a civil engineer. The business is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Criterium Engineers, one of North America’s leading….

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Paving Isn’t Sexy: But Proper Maintenance is Essential

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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Stairways and Decks Aren’t Safe Unless their Railings Are Secure

Your Home | Volume 35, Number 1 You’re standing in the basement waiting for a friend, who is following you down the stairs. Missing a step, your friend reaches for the railing, which breaks away from the wall. This will not end well for your friend, who may be seriously injured or worse; and it….

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Hidden Dangers of Dryer Vents

Who would think venting a unit’s clothes dryer was so complicated?  When was the last time the cleanliness of dryer vents was on your Board’s meeting agenda?  Yet, clothes dryers may be one of the most dangerous appliances in the home.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports there are more than 15,000 home fires….

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