United Arab Emirates Chancery

The structural engineer of record for previous renovations performed in 1999, SK&A also provided engineering services for new renovations to the United Arab Emirates Chancery.  The new improvements included a four-story addition (10,831 sf) to the rear as well as changes to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems (MEP), waterproofing, interior build-outs, and the addition of an exterior rooftop terrace.

The building is supported by a poured-in-place, reinforced concrete structural system.  The scope of structural services also included:

  • Removal of interior bearing walls and replacement with steel framing.
  • Design of deep foundation systems to support new steel posts for new steel framing and building columns.
  • Removal and replacement of the first floor deck. 
  • Removal and re-installation of the basement slab-on-grade to accommodate the new first floor deck.