The team at Criterium-Yancy encourages commercial and residential property owners, property managers, and HOA board members to prepare for the hurricane season which begins each year on the first of June for the Atlantic. This year’s Atlantic seasonal forecast was recently announced by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. They….
Reserve Studies vs. Condition Assessment
Q: Over the past few months, I’ve heard a lot of discussion about reserve studies and condition surveys. Are these the same, and, if not, how do they differ, and why and when should our association obtain one? A: This is a great question because it is not asked often enough. I cannot count the number….
Criterium-Yancy Engineers Receives Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification
We are pleased to announce Criterium-Yancy Engineers has received a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification. With this certification, we are able to explore new opportunities in growth and development. ABOUT THE MBE CERTIFICATION The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification is awarded businesses with at least 51% ownership belonging to a member of a minority group…..
Commercial Building Inspections: Three Options
Criterium-Yancy Engineers’ commercial building pre-purchase inspections 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. Criterium’s PCA report conforms to widely….
The Orange Triangle in Our Logo
Criterium Engineers was founded in the days when building plans were meticulously designed and drawn by hand. The dedicated engineer’s talisman—the plastic drafting triangle—could once be found on almost every drawing table in our offices. And while a clear plastic triangle might easily be lost on piles of white paper, bright orange drafting triangles always….
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….
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….
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….
Transitions in Condominiums
All things are in transition. Nature, the Patriots, and condo communities go through transitions. In the world of condos many of these transition milestones are well understood, many are not. Most know condos go through a transition management period from the developer to unit owner, but there is much more. Condo transition has two primary….