Structural EngineeringStructural Engineering

SKA is the largest engineering firm in the region and is recognized as the #1 Engineering Firm in the Triad (Triad Business Journal) with one of the largest structural practices in the region. With a reputation built on providing state-of-the-art design, quality construction documents, and cost effective solutions, our experts are responsive to our clients, creating trust and long-lasting relationships.

Designing some of the most sophisticated structural solutions across the southeast resulted in SKA’s reputation as the regional go-to firm for solving complicated, challenging structural problems other firms cannot solve, as well as large-scale, award-winning designs that appeal to the masses. Intense structural expertise and a highly educated staff, working alongside one of the region’s brilliant structural engineers, Robert G Kennerly, Sr., P.E., earned SKA widespread respect among its clients, employees, and peers. This unique knowledgebase and structural brilliance has been passed down to younger engineers through extensive mentoring and leadership. These engineers are now project managers, department managers, branch managers, and Board members of the firm, providing our clients with the same level of structural expertise they have witnessed since 1957.

SKA’s structural engineering practice covers almost every vertical market and building type for clients across the nation and Mexico. Specialties include reinforced, post-tensioned, and pre-stressed concrete structures, as well as timber, steel, space-framed, and shell structures. SKA’s structural engineers collaborate internally with the Building Solutions Group to apply that unique expertise to new designs, informing design solutions and details which are serviceable and durable. This specialized knowledge resulted in SKA’s reputation for thorough designs, details, and constructable solutions, as well as being called upon to perform third-party peer reviews of large structural designs and analyze complex structures.


  • Design and consulting
  • Prime design and project management
  • Construction administration
  • Construction, quality assurance and special inspections
  • Repairs and rehabilitation
  • Load studies and structural analysis

  • Condition assessments
  • Failure investigations
  • Structural monitoring and testing
  • Expert testimony and litigation support
  • Peer reviews
  • CAD and 3-D Building Information Modeling