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-- SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc. recently announced four newly promoted service line directors following a restructuring of the company's services. Jeff Miller, PE, Vice President, is the Director of Building Solutions; Tom Muse, PE, is the Director of MEP/FP Services; Chris Bathgate, PE and newly promoted Vice President, is the Director of Structural Services; and Aaron Bopp, PE, LEED AP BD+C and newly promoted Vice President, is the Director of Operations. These new positions and responsibilities became effective January 1, 2017.LeAnn L. Rasmusson was recently promoted to the position of company controller. LeAnn received her B.S. in Accounting from UNC Greensboro and began her career at SKA 17 years ago. "I am honored to serve SKA in this capacity and I am so excited to see SKA's vision for the future being fulfilled," Rasmusson said. "I am blessed to be a part of this transition!" Hired as a staff accountant and later promoted to the role of assistant controller, LeAnn has always been active in the day-to-day operations of SKA.Jeff Molby joined SKA Consulting Engineers in 1996 and has more than 25 years of experience as a building envelope engineer. Having served as project manager for the past eight, his new, expanded role as building solutions manager of SKA's Charlotte branch offers exciting new potential as the region continues to thrive. "I look forward to working and growing with the talented individuals within Building Solutions," said Molby, "as our group maintains its commitment to providing expert engineering services to solve our clients' technical challenges."Brett E. Adamson, whose role as project manager brings with it more than 30 years of experience in structural and building envelope design, has also accepted a new expanded role as building solutions manager of SKA's Greensboro branch. Brett received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee and, after many years of providing support to current president and previous building solutions manager Stephen Robinson, was a natural fit for the position. "It continues to be a privilege and pleasure to work alongside such technically talented associates who are highly dedicated to serving our clients," said Adamson. "I look forward to being a part of the continued growth and success of the building solutions group as well as that of the entire SKA Team."SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc. is a national, award-winning, multidisciplinary engineering firm established in 1957 and headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. SKA provides MEP and structural engineering services, as well as comprehensive building solutions, for clients throughout the United States and Mexico. With branch offices strategically located across the southeast, SKA successfully serves clients across a broad range of market sectors, including education, sports and recreation, commercial, healthcare, industrial, structured parking, healthcare, multifamily housing and places of worship. To learn more about SKA, please visit http://skaeng.com


Simonelli R.M.,Structural Services Inc. | Walker W.W.,Structural Services Inc. | Holland J.A.,Structural Services Inc.
Concrete Construction - World of Concrete | Year: 2010

A contractor needs to focus on detail and consistency when finishing near edges, blockouts, drains, cleanouts, and other penetrations. Contractors should attend practical seminars that cover basic concepts of slab design so they can protect themselves from problems that could occur due to improper design. For larger areas, at least two 10-foot riders are preferable to smaller equipment due to their production and contribution to a flatter surface. Floating should start near edges, walls, and openings because these areas will set faster, especially when exposed to sunlight. Determining when to change from float shoes or pans to combination blades and then to finish blades requires an experienced operator. When conditions are accurate for surface crusting to occur, evaporation retardant between finishing steps should be used.


Patent
Structural Services Inc. | Date: 2014-10-04

The present disclosure teaches systems and methods for robotic welding of studs onto the surface of I-beams. These systems and methods will find industrial applicability in, for example, the steel erection industry.

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