Residential

Woodbury Park, 2220 Fairfax Drive

Two nine-story residential buildings with underground parking.  One building contains 108 rental units, and the other building has 99 condominium units.  There is a canopy structure between the two buildings at street-level, serving a common drop-off area.  Structured parking is provided for 303 cars in three underground levels.  Gross floor area of residential construction is 270,900 sf including lobby-level office, community and retail space.  Gross floor area of parking is approximately 121,500 sf.

SK&A provided structural design services as well as testing and inspection services for the condominium building. The superstructure for the building consists of conventionally reinforced, cast-in-place concrete, with masonry brick veneer.

Palisades of Towson

An 18-story, luxury apartment building, The Palisades of Towson features studio, one and two-bedroom units as well as multiple amenities, such as a heated rooftop pool with sundeck, outdoor fireplace with seating area and state-of-the-art fitness center. The high-rise building also includes two levels of parking below grade. 

The building’s substructure and superstructure consist of cast-in-place concrete footings and walls with conventionally reinforced slabs in the garage, and post-tensioned slabs in the tower.

SK&A provided structural design services and a variety of structural inspection and testing services, including inspections of reinforcing steel, post-tensioned steel, formwork, shoring and reshoring, and concrete placement as well as concrete laboratory testing and monitoring of concrete quality.

Arundel Town Center

Located in Hanover, MD on the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, the Arundel Town Center is a component of the Arundel Preserve, a 268 acre, smart-growth mixed-use community within the larger 1,100 acre Arundel Mills development. Developed in multiple phases, the project includes a hotel, residential and retail structures.

The hotel phase of this project involved the construction of a seven-story above-grade, 150-room hotel building that included retail space at the ground floor level.  The building’s substructure and superstructure consist of cast-in-place concrete footings and walls with conventionally reinforced slabs and post-tensioned slabs in the tower.

The residential phase of the project involved the construction of a multi-family residential structure consisting of five to six levels, as well as three stories of retail space with an attached five level parking garage. The project also includes a clubhouse with a swimming pool in the courtyard.  The building’s substructure and superstructure consist of cast-in-place concrete footings and walls with Hambro system floor joist slabs and the precast concrete parking structure.

The parking garage phase of this project involved the construction of a seven-level above-grade cast-in-place concrete parking structure, consisting of footings, columns and walls with post-tensioned reinforced slabs.

SK&A provided structrual design services as well as testing and inspection services including concrete, masonry, and structural steel construction, EIFS observations, field testing, and visual weld inspections.

Constitution Square

Located at First and M Streets, NE, in the vibrant NoMa neighborhood, Constitution Square is a 3.1 million-square-foot, multi-phased, urban mixed-use complex featuring multiple office, residential, hotel, and retail buildings. SK&A was selected to provide structural engineering services for the Class “A”office buildings, Three Constitution Square (OB3) and Four Constitution Square (OB4), as well as Residential Building Two (RB2), a 13-story apartment building.  SK&A also provided special inspection services for construction of a 12-story office building (OB3) over a two-level parking garage.  The construction of the building is a conventionally reinforced slab in the substructure and post-tensioned reinforced slabs in the superstructure levels above. 

Special inspection services were also provided for construction of a 13-story residential building (RB2) over a three-level below grade parking garage.  The substructure of the building (mat foundation, foundation walls, slabs, and columns) consists of conventionally reinforced concrete and the superstructure consists of post-tensioned reinforced concrete slabs above grade.

Palisades at Arundel Preserve

A luxury apartment high-rise, The Palisades at Arundel Preserve is a LEED Silver Certified building featuring studio, one- and two-bedroom units. Located within the Arundel Mills development along the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the apartment community offers multiple amenities to its residents, such as a 24-hour fitness center, lounge, library and outdoor patio areas with kitchens, a fireplace, and pool. 

The building has 15 stories above grade with a mechanical penthouse over a four-level parking garage. The construction of the building is a conventionally reinforced slab in the substructure and post-tensioned reinforced slabs in the superstructure levels above.

SK&A provided structural design services and a host of structural inspection and testing services, including inspections of reinforcing steel, post-tensioned steel, formwork, shoring and reshoring, and concrete placement as well as concrete laboratory testing and monitoring of concrete quality.  

North Bethesda Market East

The tallest tower in Montgomery County, MD, the Market East apartment building is a luxury residential community located on the northeast quadrant of the 1.2 million square-foot North Bethesda Market mixed-use development.  The 24-story building features 189 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. 

The high-rise tower shares multiple amenities with a sister low-rise apartment community, including two swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center, resident lounge, rooftop courtyard with outdoor living spaces and fire pit, and 200,000 sf of on-site retail surrounding the central plaza.

The building's substructure is conventionally reinforced cast-in-place concrete and the superstructure is a combination of conventionally reinforced cast-in-place concrete at Level 1; and post-tensioned reinforced cast-in-place concrete from Level 2 through Level 24.

SK&A provided structural design services and a variety of structural inspection and testing services, including inspections of reinforcing steel, post-tensioned steel, formwork, shoring and reshoring, and concrete placement as well as concrete laboratory testing and monitoring of concrete quality.  Additional specialty services included ground penetrating radar and core drilling tests.

Windmill Parc at Dulles Town Center

Located in the Dulles Town Center development, this new apartment community consists of five types of residential apartment buildings, totaling 433 one to three bedroom units.  The apartment buildings, 18 in total, is spread out over a 19.4-acre parcel located to the southeast of the Dulles Town Center shopping mall.  The phased construction of the structures includes four-story wood-framed buildings, two types of three-story, wood-framed carriage homes, and four one-story retail buildings.

The project’s construction also included retaining walls at the stormwater management pond.  SK&A provided structural engineering services and served as the Special Inspections Engineer-of-Record. 

 

Flats 8300, 8300 Wisconsin Avenue

SK&A provided structrual engineering services for the Flats 8300, a nine-story, 714,000 sf mixed use building with 359 residential units, a two-level Harris Teeter grocery store, and four levels of below grade parking.  Building amenities include a rooftop swimming pool with space for entertaining, a clubroom, a fireside lounge, a fitness center, and a business center.

SK&A's scope of services also included various inspections of the earthwork/foundations, structural concrete, masonry, structural steel, cold-formed metal framing, fireproofing, and waterproofing as well as post-installed anchor testing and inspection.  The project is slated for LEED Silver certification.

Park Van Ness

SK&A provided structural engineering services for this mid-rise, residential over retail project facing Connecticut Avenue.  The rear of the project site overlooks Rock Creek Park.  The new building replaces a previous retail strip mall and contains 272 apartments, below-grade structured parking, and a street-level retail component.

The above grade residential tower is constructed of two-way post-tensioned flat plate concrete.  A below-grade parking structure consists of a poured-in place conventional concrete slab.  SK&A also served as the Special Inspections Engineer-of-Record for the project.  Our scope of services included various inspections of the earthwork/foundations, excavation support, structural concrete, architectural and structural precast concrete, masonry, structural steel, cold-formed metal framing, fireproofing, waterproofing, roofing, and building envelope.

Wardman Tower

Originally built in 1928, the historic Wardman Tower Hotel is a Georgian Revivalstyle building located on 2.5 acres of gardens in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. The hotel was renovated into 32 luxury condominiums featuring two-to four-bedroom homes ranging from 2,200-4,600 sf with luxurious finishes like wide oak panel flooring, automated window shades, and heated mosaic-tile bathroom floors. 

SK&A provided structural engineering services through three phases of design and construction for the Wardman Tower.  Phase one involved the underpinning and lowering of the basement level columns up to two feet, in order to obtain a 10-foot ceiling space.  Phase two consisted of underpinning one-third of the southeast wing and shoring the existing building two additional levels below grade, to provide a direct connection with a new two-story, below-grade cast-in-place parking garage.  Phase three involved the interior retrofit of the eight levels of hotel space into condominiums.  

SK&A also provided non-destructive examination (NDE) of the in situ reinforced concrete beams at the Wardman Tower luxury residential building.  The building’s superstructure is undocumented, and testing was done to determine the structural capacity of the existing structural system.  There were several cracks on the third and fourth floor concrete beams observed during a site walk-through.  SK&A provided NDE technicians to conduct ground penetration radar (GPR) scanning and perform impact echo tests (IE) at seven concrete beams to determine the existence of and locate, internal voids, micro-fissures, or delamination.

 

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