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Qualifications

The quality and usefulness of any inspection depends upon the knowledge and experience of the person who conducts the inspection.

The building inspection industry is still largely unregulated. The extent and quality of the site inspection, report, and follow-up assistance vary significantly. So do the expertise and credentials of the inspectors. Criterium-Hardy Engineers exceeds the minimum state requirements and is a member of the national organization; the "National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers" (NABIE).

All of Criterium-Hardy Engineers' inspections are supervised by Professional Engineers. The P.E. license is awarded by each state and is your assurance that the engineer is knowledgeable, ethical, and accountable. Accountability is a true measure of commitment to one's profession and clients. At a minimum, Criterium-Hardy Professional Engineers:

  • Have completed an accredited, degreed engineering program, have worked for 4 years under the direction of other engineers, and have passed a comprehensive state board exam. This is your assurance that they are properly trained to evaluate your property.
  • Are bound by a code of ethics that requires that they limit their practice to areas in which they have expertise.
  • Have completed a training course sponsored by Criterium Engineers in Portland, ME.

In addition to their professional qualifications, Criterium-Hardy Engineers participate in:

  • Continuing education programs
  • Intensive 7-day training programs sponsored by Criterium Engineers
  • Regular peer reviews

References available upon request.