Innovation

Rising Construction Costs Have You Down?

August 06, 2015 - by: Aaron B. Bopp, P.E., LEED AP BD+C and Carrie McClellan Recent construction costs are significantly higher due to various reasons, including a rise in cost of materials and reduced workforces.  Building projects will have to be scaled way back, rebid with reduced scope and in some severe cases, the projects could be cancelled.  Reduced…

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 | Decoded: Special Inspections

TECH TALKS | Decoded: Special Inspections

January 30, 2015 - On March 27, SKA Project Managers Aaron Bopp and Tim Cook presented a TECH TALKS seminar in Charlotte, NC, on Special Inspections. Aaron and Tim navigate through this complicated seminar with finesse and show viewers how communication is the key to making the process less painful.

TECH NOTES | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

TECH NOTES | Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

February 01, 2015 - Catching the rain in buckets inside of your building? There is an inexpensive method to detect moisture problems in your roof that will relieve your rainy day blues for years to come. Water can enter the roof system by means of condensation, damage and/or deterioration of the roofing membrane and flashing system. Moisture-laden roof materials…

TECH NOTES | No Place to Park

June 01, 2015 - Recent headlines about parking deck failures have left us uneasy about the safety of our parking decks and other exposed building structures such as stadiums, dams, terraces, etc. Real estate for parking isscarce, so whether you are visiting the local mall, a city building or the doctor’s office, you will more often than not wind…

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.

TECH NOTES | We Didn’t See That One Coming #2

May 27, 2015 - Picture this scenario: The local high school football team is practicing; a summer thunderstorm blows up overhead producing strong winds; the team heads for cover as quickly as possible. Within minutes of the team making it into one of the adjacent building, a stadium light pole crashes down on the building, punching a hole through the roof and…

TECH TALKS | Special Inspections: Greensboro, NC

TECH TALKS | Special Inspections: Greensboro, NC

March 28, 2015 - TECH TALKS | Special Inspections: Learn directly from SKA engineers about the special inspection process and best practices.