About Criterium

We Know Buildings

Criterium-Harbor Engineers was established in Baltimore in 2004 by Craig D. Smith, P.E., who is the local owner and personally oversees all work conducted from this office.  Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.  He has over 25 years of experience in the design, construction and management of buildings and building systems.  He Smith is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Maryland and Virginia and a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional).

We Know Buildings

Since 2004, Criterium-Harbor Engineers has evaluated more than 2,000 buildings across the U.S. and Canada. We look at more than 130 buildings and visit dozens of construction sites every year.

Our staff of licensed, Professional Engineers offer skills in structural, civil, and mechanical engineering, project management, and much more. From diagnostics to due diligence, from commissioning to envelope performance to HVAC systems, we help our clients with even the most complex projects.

We welcome the opportunity to prove our value to each of our clients. Our proven reputation and consistent professionalism have made Criterium-Harbor Engineers the engineering firm of choice for many of the nation’s leading investors, builders and developers.

We are licensed, Professional Engineers

Being a licensed, Professional Engineer is a career commitment and mindset guided by ethics, technical competence, clear communication and legal accountability. It is a calling.

In most states, becoming a licensed, Professional Engineer (P.E.), requires:

  • a four-year engineering degree,
  • at least four years work experience under a Professional Engineer,
  • passing two intensive competency exams,
  • licensing by the state board, and
  • ongoing maintenance, improvement of skills and continuing education throughout their career.

Each Criterium-Harbor engineer has invested years mastering a rigorous, demanding technical and professional discipline; this expertise and experience makes a difference for our clients and their ability to understand the buildings in which they live and work. You can trust us to ask the right questions, pay attention to detail, see and solve problems, and provide quiet wisdom you can count on. And we never forget the most important part of every building we inspect: the people who call it their home or workplace.

We work with people, so they can know their buildings.

Yes, we are proven engineering experts, but it is our ability to communicate our understanding of a building’s performance to our clients that truly sets Criterium-Harbor Engineers apart. Building real relationships with our clients matters. We understand the complicated logistics of managing multimillion-dollar development projects as well the excitement and apprehension of buying a first home. In fact, many of our engineers have worked in the building trades or served on homeowners association boards, so we relate to our clients and understand their priorities.

It’s time to talk to Criterium-Harbor Engineers

If you want practical solutions from a long-term partner with professional engineering expertise, contact us at 1-800-242-1969 to discuss your next project.