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Section 179D Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

Federal tax law section 179D provides significant tax deductions for building owners—and, in certain circumstances, building designers, for new or renovated commercial buildings that meet certain energy saving standards.This deduction was set to expire at the end of 2020; however, it was instead made permanent and signed into law December 27, 2020 as part of….


Commercial Building Inspections: Three Options

Criterium 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. All of Criterium’s reports conform to….


Paving Isn’t Sexy: But Proper Maintenance is Essential

Cracked Parking Lot

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….