Our Services

Many consulting firms in the building industry have evolved into large, multi-discipline organizations offering services from "soup to nuts", but few are able to maintain high levels of quality, expertise within each specialty. At The SK&A Group, structural engineering is our core and each of the services that we offer stems from this base.

Our firm specializes in the structural analysis and design of new architectural structures from small to large, structural renovations including historic structures, and major building expansions in urban environments. Locally, nationally, and internationally, our firm has engineered many award-winning facilities, such as commercial, residential, retail, healthcare, academic, government, and institutional projects. We are proud of our reputation for professionalism, technical expertise, and resources and our sensitivity towards the needs of our clients as well as meeting each project's architectural goals.

Structural Design

Our Design Division delivers sound, innovative and economical design solutions through a collaborative, team approach—working closely with the Architect, MEP consultants, owner’s representatives and construction team to explore the most appropriate options.  Our use of well-qualified and accessible personnel, appropriate staffing, sophisticated tools and technologies are integral to our proven track record of client satisfaction and project success. 

Structural Analysis and Design of Buildings
Preparation of Contract Documents, Specifications and Cost Estimates
Structural Design of Historic Renovations
Vertical and Horizontal Additions
Structural Planning Consultation
Value Engineering and Constructability Review
Feasibility and Comparative Systems Studies
Seismic and Wind Engineering
Progressive Collapse Mitigation Design
Blast-Resistant Design
Expert Witness/Forensic Testing
Shop Drawings and Submittals Review
Construction Administration
Post-Construction Services
Repair + Restoration

Formed in 1991, SK&A’s Repair & Restoration Division offers specialty services that are both stand-alone as well as complementary to our Design Division services.  Located in our Potomac, Maryland office, our Repair & Restoration team aids clients in developing and executing the most cost-effective strategies to meet their structural repair, restoration and/or maintenance goals by balancing several key factors such as initial repair and/or preventive maintenance costs, anticipated service life, and public safety.  This practical approach, coupled with hands-on, responsive, skilled staff who are committed to completing the job expeditiously, has led to the division’s steady growth and strong client retention.

Damage Assessment
Due Diligence Services
Structural and Remedial Design
Preparation of Contract Documents, Specifications and Cost Estimates
Historic Structural Renovations
Construction Cost Estimating, Monitoring and Observation
Balcony Repair and Restoration
Building Facade Repair and Restoration
Parking Garage Repair
Plaza Renovations and Reconstruction
Roof Repair and Replacements
Asphalt Paving
Caulking and Sealing
Strengthening and Stabilization
Waterproofing Consulting Services
Testing + Inspection

For a full list of services provided by The SK&A Group’s affiliate, Eastern Testing & Inspection (ETI), please visit www.eticorporation.com

 

What our clients are saying

"SK&A exhibits a positive 'can do' attitude and works hard to resolve issues as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible, benefitting our work and ultimately the whole project."

Paul Athanas
Davis Construction

"No matter how small or large the project, SK&A has provided first-class service and attention to us and our clients...Their ability to collaborate in a team environment is a major asset."

Allen H. Mushinsky, AIA
MV+A Architects

"SK&A brings the right expertise to each step of the design process, avoids overdesigning the structural solutions and does so at a competitive price."

Kirk A. Salpini
Monument Realty