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 SK&A, 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
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.

Balcony Repair and Restoration
Building Enclosure Consulting
Building Enclosure Testing
Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)
Building Façade Repair and Restoration
Caulking and Sealing
Condition Surveys and Repair Budget Estimates
Construction Administration Services - Inspections/Observations, Testing, Cost Tracking, Etc.
Construction Bidding, Bid Review, and Award Services
Contract/Permit Document Preparation Including Specifications & Drawings
Core Drill Review & Other Tenant Build-Out Services
Damage Assessment and Emergency Response
Due Diligence Services
Existing Structure Analysis and Remedial Design
Historic Structure Repair & Renovation
Hygrothermal Analysis (WUFI®)
Parking Garage Repair
Plaza Renovations and Reconstruction
Roof Repair and Replacements
Strengthening and Stabilization Including FRP Design
Waterproofing Consulting Services
Testing + Inspection

Testing & Inspection (T&I) services are now a part of the Structural Repair & Restoration Division of SK&A.  Managed by Charles Mitchell, Director of Testing & Inspection, our T&I specialists are fully trained and certified to offer a variety of quality services including testing and inspection, quality control, special inspections, and specialty services. 

What our clients are saying

“The SK&A team brings an owner’s perspective, enduring design, deep technical insights and comprehensive discipline to their engineering solutions."  

DJ Sworobuk

"SK&A has always performed well and I highly recommend them. In addition to having knowledgeable project management teams, they also look out for our best interests and are quick to respond in times of urgency.”

Chris Steele
Equity Residential

"SK&A is a valued partner of our development teams. They provide excellent structural engineering services and account for both value and constructability. We highly recommend their team."

Kevin Schaar
MRP Realty