Commercial Building Engineering Services

We know buildings and we understand business.

At Criterium-Bennett 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 New Hampshire. We know you need an engineering firm specializing in all building systems, providing the full spectrum of commercial engineering services, while responding quickly to your questions and concerns with real solutions to your challenges.

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, Professional Engineer 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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BUILDING ENVELOPE CONSULTING

Criterium-Bennett Engineers’ expert staff is uniquely qualified to consult on a wide variety of building envelope projects. The Licensed Professional Engineers and engineering field technicians in the Criterium-Bennett network are highly educated, extensively trained, and deeply experienced. The professional certifications they have acquired – as building envelope specialists, roofing and exterior cladding inspectors and waterproofing experts, among others ─ reflect our commitment to lifelong, continuing education. Their years of field experience provide the real-world knowledge of construction practices and principles that is applied to every building envelope project we undertake.

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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 can tailor the scope of our environmental site assessment to any site or situation.

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PROPERTY CONDITION ASSESSMENTS (PCA)

Criterium-Bennett 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-Bennett Engineers by your side, you can invest with confidence.

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THIRD PARTY QUALITY ASSURANCE CONSTRUCTION SERVICES

Our vast, in-depth knowledge of how building systems and assemblies work individually and collectively improves building performance and enhances your bottom line by reducing risks, warranty claims and call-backs. Our experience and expertise adds value to your project. Our understanding of what makes building systems succeed or fail, form the foundation for the independent, third-party quality assurance consulting services we provide for clients.

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CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT REVIEWS

A successful construction project requires construction documents that are detailed, consistent, technically accurate and complete.  Criterium-Bennett Engineers reviews and evaluates construction documents of all kinds to ensure that they meet all of those requirements.

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BUILDING ENVELOPE COMMISSIONING SERVICES (BECx)

Criterium-Bennett Engineers building envelope consultants have one goal—keeping weather in its place—and we have successfully identified construction defects and leakage issues in multi-million dollar projects, helping our clients mitigate issues before they cause significant damage.

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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-Bennett Engineers provides a comprehensive analysis and in-depth costing allocation.

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INSURANCE INVESTIGATIONS

Criterium-Bennett Engineers are 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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EXPERT WITNESS SERVICES

Engineers are not known for their communications skill.  Criterium-Bennett Engineers insists on it.  We select our engineers based in part on their ability to communicate effectively with clients and on their behalf.

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FLOOD ELEVATION CERTIFICATES (FEMA)

Who Needs an Elevation Certificate?
A flood elevation certificate provides precise elevations of their property in relationship to the base flood elevation (BFE). There may be a requirement by your insurance carrier to provide a flood elevation certificate for purchase of flood insurance if the property is located within a flood hazard zone as determined by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

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Since 2016, Criterium-Bennett Engineers has evaluated hundreds of buildings across New Hampshire. 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.