About Criterium

We Know Buildings

Criterium-Henderson Engineers is a consulting engineering firm specializing in residential and commercial building inspections and consulting services. We provide a consistently high level of inspection and consultation services to buyers, owners, mortgage brokers and others concerned about individual property conditions in Nevada and California.

We Know Buildings

Since 1987, Criterium-Henderson Engineers has evaluated more than 18,000 buildings across Western Nevada and Eastern California. We look at more than 600 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-Henderson 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-Henderson 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.

Mark Henderson, P.E. is the President and Owner of Criterium-Henderson Engineers. Mr. Henderson’s special expertise is in the evaluation and analysis of commercial and residential properties. He is a licensed professional engineer in both Nevada, license #6656, and California, license #C-34788, and a master inspector of structures in Nevada, license  #ISO-0000031-MAST.  He is also a licensed Wood-Destroying Pest inspector in Nevada, license # 2350 and a Washoe County-approved Woodstove inspector, license # 211 He was also a licensed general building contractor in Nevada, license #23493, expired in 2003.

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-Henderson 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.

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It’s time to talk to Criterium-Henderson Engineers

If you want practical solutions from a long-term partner with professional engineering expertise, contact us at (775) 849.1411 to discuss your next project.