SKA Engineers Present and Serve as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) During ICRI Carolinas Chapter Fall Convention

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Robert G. Kennerly, Sr. P.E., SKA co-founder and senior structural consultant, and Dave G. Tepke, P.E., technical specialist, will present and serve as SMEs this week during the 2015 International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Carolinas Chapter Fall Convention in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Tepke will present, “Specifications for Concrete Repairs,” which will provide an overview of “best practices” for concrete repair specifications for different types of projects and distress to a large, regional “who’s who” audience in concrete repair, including owners, manufacturers, distributors, contractors, educators and engineers. Successful implementation of a concrete repair project requires a firm grasp of the problem and effective communication of the solution through clear specifications. Key aspects will be discussed, including specification of appropriate strategies and material properties, use of prescriptive and performance-based material specifications, and use of quality assurance testing for confirming work.

The presentation will be provided to owners, vendors, and professional service providers on Friday, October 23, 2015, at the Executive Development Center.

Kennerly is co-authoring a talk, “Longevity in Concrete Repairs at the Forsyth County Government Center,” with Jim Hadley, senior project sales representative at Sika Corporation, serving as an SME and advisor to answer questions regarding the project. He is also participating amongst others as an expert panel member for the “Blue Ribbon Panel Discussion” to discuss a variety of financial, liability, technical and implementation topics. The case study and Blue Ribbon Panel Discussion will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2015, also at the Executive Development Center.

SKA is a national leader in concrete repair investigation and design. From structural and durability evaluations to in-house testing capabilities, SKA performs evaluation and long-term repair of concrete structures by engineers who are actively involved in technical societies associated with concrete construction and repair. Experienced in implementing cathodic protection systems to control corrosion in reinforced concrete structures, SKA’s unique approach combines structural, waterproofing, and corrosion mitigation concepts to produce innovative repair solutions to reduce life-cycle costs.

Recent projects by SKA include: Nissan Stadium, Sound of the Sea II, UNC Greensboro Student Recreation Center, Greensboro Aquatics Center, Wells Fargo, Moses Cone Health North Tower, Buncombe County New Courts and Life Safety, NC A&T State University Student Health Center, Deere Hitachi North Park expansion, Market Garage, Renaissance on Charleston Harbor, and the historic First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro.

About ICRI
ICRI’s purpose is to improve the quality of concrete restoration, repair, and protection through education and communication among the members and those who use their services. The philosophy of the group is that if the quality of work is improved, and purchasers of repair services feel that they are obtaining a durable product, the demand for their products and services will increase and the image of the concrete repair industry will be elevated.

About SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.
SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc., (SKA) is a national, award-winning, multidisciplinary engineering firm established in 1957 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. Ranked as the #1 Top Engineering Firm by the Triad Business Journal, SKA provides MEP, fire protection, and structural engineering services, as well as comprehensive building solutions, for clients across the United States and Mexico. SKA’s discerning clients select SKA for its reputation and commitment to quality, integrity, and innovation. With four additional branch offices strategically located across the southeast, including Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Birmingham, SKA successfully serves clients across a broad range of market sectors, including: education, athletics, commercial, industrial, healthcare, transportation, multifamily housing, parks, entertainment, water resources, and religious.

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