Building Envelope

Top 7 Ways To Save Energy Costs In a Home During Winter

Top 7 Ways To Save Energy Costs In a Home During Winter

December 18, 2017 - Heating and cooling costs are one of the most expensive utilities in every home. No matter where you live, the conservation of energy to reduce costs is becoming more and more important for sustainability and your wallet. Here are seven ways, as building science engineers, that we commonly recommend to homeowners that will help reduce…

Project Award Wins and Case Studies

December 06, 2017 - This year, SKA won the “Excellence in Concrete” Award (ACI Carolinas) for structural rehabilitation and concrete restoration associated with the Mitchell Water Treatment Plant Structural Repairs & HVAC Improvement Project. In addition, SKA won Project of the Year Award (ICRI – Carolinas) for Nissan Stadium Upper Deck – Concourse Waterproofing & Concrete Repairs. Recently, SKA was also…

TECH NOTES | Windows Part 1

TECH NOTES | Windows Part 1

June 01, 2015 - Studies indicate that exposure to daylight improves our alertness, productivity, and general well being. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program recognizes the value of natural light in work areas and awards points to buildings that provide daylight and outside views to building occupants. These studies confirm what we already knew – we…

TECH TALKS | Window Testing Seminar

TECH TALKS | Window Testing Seminar

October 24, 2014 - This course will help facility owners and managers to create effective testing programs for fenestrations (window, door, curtain wall, and storefront systems) in new buildings. Project examples and applicable industry standards for testing will be discussed.