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Ken Ottinger

Ken Ottinger
Sr. Engineering Technician
Manager, Western Region Field Operations


Ken’s experience starts with a background in commercial construction supervision and project management, having successfully contributed to numerous award winning projects before coming to Criterium Engineers in 2005. Since joining Criterium Engineers Ken has provided Quality Assurance services and building design and forensic consultation to a wide range of projects including Medical, Condominium and Multi-Family, Industrial and Educational facilities. Ken, a US Army veteran, has also re-awakened government service experience while performing services in some of Criterium’s projects for the US Army Corp of Engineers and the US Veteran’s Administration.

While maintaining International Code Council Building Inspector Certifications in both the Residential and Commercial disciplines, Ken is also one of Criterium’s AWCI Certified EIFS Inspectors, a Registered Roof Observer and is a member of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians. Leveraging his broad range of construction experience, Ken contributes to Criterium’s Building Envelope services from subterranean concrete and waterproofing up to roofing and many stages in between. Along with pre-construction services, forensic inspections and field quality inspection services, Ken is also often found providing educational services for Criterium’s clients on the topics of Building Envelopes, Fire-rated Assemblies and Building Acoustic details.


  • International Code Council – (ICC)
  • CommercialBuildingInspector (CBI)
  • B1 - Commercial Inspector
  • B2 – Residential Inspector
  • B5 – Combination Building Inspector
  • Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry – (AWCI)
  • Certified EIFS Inspector (CEI)
  • Registered Roof Observer (RRO) - RCI


  • Associate Member - Acoustical Society of America
  • Discipline - Architectural Acoustics

Why I Do What I Do

”The nature of the construction trade has evolved to the point where even the best field teams are easily over-tasked with managing projects. They can’t be expected to keep up with the changes going on almost everyday in cutting-edge high-quality construction practices. That’s where we come in.  It’s our job to stay on top of the evolving industry and insure that our clients are kept up to date on best practice techniques and building performance.”

Why I Work at Criterium Engineers

“I love knowing that what I do contributes to the performance of a building. When you are in your condo, attending a school or seeking services in a hospital, you should be able to focus on you and your needs; not a leaky roof, drafty windows or poorly insulated walls. Working for Criterium allows me to focus on those issues in construction that the owner or end-user shouldn’t have to be confronted with.”  

Project Highlights

  • Austin VA Outpatient Clinic, Austin, Texas
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mayo Clinic Expansion Phases, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Turnberry Towers, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona
  • Anniston Army Depot, Drive-Train Facility, Anniston, Alabama
  • Scott & White Children’s Hospital, Cancer Center, Temple, Texas
  • Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Chandler, Arizona
  • The Juilliard School, Alice Tully Hall Renovation, Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, New York
  • San Diego Airport, Terminal Two Expansion, San Diego, California
  • Northern Arizona University, McKay Village, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Phases I & II, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Arizona State University, North End Zone Expansion, Tucson, Arizona
  • Col. Smith Middle School, Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • Great Wolf Lodge, Phases I & II, Grapevine, Texas
  • Valley View Casino, Valley Center, California
  • Mercy Willard Hospital, Willard, Ohio
  • Silo Point Condominiums, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 77 Hudson Luxury Condominiums, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Banner Southwest Children’s Tower, Mesa, Arizona
  • Fashion Square Mall Expansion, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Fiesta Mall Expansion, Mesa, Arizona
  • Cedar Valley College Science and Veterinary Building, DCCD, Dallas, Texas
  • Juhl Tower, Residences and Multi-use, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Peoria Sports Complex, Padres and Mariners Spring Training Facilities, Peoria, Arizona
  • Vee Quiva Casino and Hotel, Laveen, Arizona – Phone 800/242-1969 or 480/218-1969
3740 East Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206