Kicking Off the 2013 New Year, The SK&A Group is Proud to Announce the Following Staff Promotions:
J. Brent Stephens, PE
A member of SK&A's Structural Repair and Restoration Division, Brent Stephens, PE, joined the firm in 1999 and previously served as a Project Engineer, Project Manager and Associate during his tenure with the firm. With a career spanning 15 years, Brent specializes in the evaluation, installation and repair of building façades, balconies, parking garages, plazas, and roofs including the repair of corrosion-related deterioration, waterproofing needs, and other structural-related deficiencies. Brent has earned two Civil Engineering degrees - his Master of Science in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia in 1997. Registered as a Professional Engineer in Virginia, he is also a certified WACEL Structural Inspector and an active member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). In 2004 and 2005, Brent received national awards from ICRI for plaza and garage rehabilitation project work.
Horace Willis joined The SK&A Group in 1986 as a Structural Inspector with the firm's subsidiary, Eastern Testing & Inspection Corp (ETI). He subsequently advanced to Project Engineer within SK&A's Structural Repair and Restoration Division and onto increasing levels of responsibility as Project Manager and Associate. Horace has conducted numerous structural evaluations of distressed structures, feasibility studies related to the expansion of existing parking structures, building envelope and structural condition evaluations and appraisals, project specifications, building structure additions, repair design and construction-phase administration services. Horace received his Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Howard University in 1992 and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1983. An active member of ICRI, he served as a former president of the local chapter and was recently recognized by the organization with an "Award of Excellence" for cornice repair work on the historic Hotel Monaco in Washington, DC, along with his project team.
Robert Wychulis, PE
Robert Wychulis, PE, joined SK&A's Structural Repair and Restoration Division in 1994 as a Project Engineer, and became a Project Manager for the group in 1999. By 2003, he advanced to the position of Associate, managing repair and restoration consulting services on a wide range of project types, including commercial and residential buildings in addition to power plants, manufacturing plants, bridges, garages, plazas and condominiums. Bob earned his Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1997 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 1992. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Maryland and is an active member of ICRI. In 2003 and 2009, he was recognized with "Excellence in Concrete" awards from the American Concrete Institute for his work on 100 S. Gay Street Parking Garage Repair and Buchanan House Garage Repair.
The SK&A Group offers structural engineering design, renovation and repair services as well as testing and inspection services through our three affiliated firms: Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates, PA, Potomac, Maryland; SK&A Structural Engineers, PLLC, Washington, DC; and Eastern Testing and Inspection (ETI) Corporation, Potomac, Maryland.