Thought Leadership

David Tepke, PE and Jose Mandry published in ICRI’s March/April 2024 Concrete Repair Bulletin

April 17, 2024 - David G. Tepke, PE and Jose M. Mandry-Campbell explore impactful historical developments of maintenance and corrosion control methods for existing concrete structures in the United States in this ICRI CRB article. They touch on related sustainability, safety and technology topics that will likely be important in the future and influence the way we think about…

David Tepke PE has Concrete Durability Repair Using Historical Clues published in ICRI January/February 2023 Concrete Repair Bulletin

April 11, 2024 - The use of and development of concrete, and more specifically reinforced concrete, as a durable and versatile construction material has provided many opportunities for larger and more effective structures to serve the needs of society.  It has also brought the need for research, standardization, and new materials for advancement towards better, more efficient, and more…

SKA’s New Books ‘N Brunch is Launched!

June 08, 2023 - SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.’s Book Club, Books N’ Brunch, had its first meeting to discuss “Who Moved My Cheese,” an International Bestseller. The engaging discussion about transition and change made the time fly by! “Who Moved My Cheese” is the perfect book for anyone navigating change personally or professionally. We look forward to our next…

Dave Tepke presents on Rehab of Existing Concrete Structures for ACI

November 17, 2021 - Recently, Dave Tepke spoke on the “Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures: Providing an Avenue to Safe, Quality Structural Repairs”, a webinar hosted by ACI. The webinar focused on the benefits of implementing a Concrete Repair Code for Code Officials, Engineers, Contractors, Owners, and the Public; deterioration mechanisms that affect buildings; and some important aspects of…

Dave Tepke publishes an article in Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Journal

November 16, 2021 - Dave Tepke, PE, was a co-contributor on a recent article “Best practices for measurement, sensing, and quantifying corrosion in existing reinforced concrete structures” published in the Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure journal. The article shares that reinforced concrete structures are frequently exposed to environmental conditions in which active corrosion of embedded reinforcement occurs. Understanding the currently…

David Keatts presents at ICRI Mega Demo

November 10, 2021 - David Keatts, PE, recently spoke at ICRI Carolinas Chapter Mega Demo in Raleigh. The two-day event featured technical and educational presentations from eight companies. SKA presented a case study covering the restoration of exterior concrete basins at the Mitchell Filter Plant in Greensboro, NC. SKA was the engineer of record on this project and was…

SKA Scott Singleton speaks at IIBEC 2 Day Course

November 03, 2021 - Our employees often participate in learning opportunities and, also present when it is appropriate to do so. We are fortunate to have many experts and thought leaders in the industry as part of our team. Scott Singleton is presenting a course for IIBEC entitled Exterior Wall Quality Assurance. Exterior Wall Quality Assurance is a two-day…

Two Concrete Experts share at NC State Construction Office Conference

June 23, 2021 - SKA is very pleased to share that Dave Tepke, PE and Tim Cook, PE will representing SKA at this year’s NC State Construction Office Conference.  Dave and Tim will be providing some insight into the ACI 562 Code.  This Code provides designers with the requirements needed for assessing and repairing existing concrete structures.  We hope…