Adapting Outdoor Amenity Space & Streetscapes for Safety and Activity

September 9, 2020

Category: News

VIKA Companies Embraces Transition, New Leadership, and Growth

<< Insights & News VIKA Companies Embraces Transition, New Leadership, and Growth The ownership of VIKA Companies are please to announce that John F. Amatetti, PE and Charles A. Irish, Jr., PE, LS, LEED AP have been named to the Board of Directors of VIKA Companies, LLC As newly appointed members of the Board of … Continued

VIKA Maryland, LLC Expands Ownership and Adds New Principal

<< Insights & News VIKA Maryland is honored to announce two new owners within our firm: Joshua Price, L.S. – Vice President and Director of SurveysGhassan Khouri, P.E. – Vice President Mr. Price has over 17 years of experience in preparing surveys for state, county, municipal, utility, and private development projects. He has been a … Continued

Happy Pollinator Week!

<< Insights & News The Mid-Atlantic is buzzing in support of pollinators.  From the Philadelphia Flower Show focused on habitat to urban rooftop container gardens, the word is getting out.  Pollinators are necessary for 75% of plant species survival and 1,000 plants grown for food, drink, fiber, spices, and medicine.  Imagine a world without coffee … Continued

Arborist Services

<< Insights & News While trees are fundamental and indispensable to our planet, it’s essential to provide them with proper care. We recognize that trees increase value and appeal to communities while offering sustainability to our environment. VIKA understands the art and technique to carefully creating a bountiful and thriving environment for the trees we … Continued

National Surveyor Week

<< Insights & News VIKA MD celebrated National Surveyor’s Week last week. As a profession first officially recognized under the Romans (300AD), Land Surveying has evolved into a sophisticated and highly technical craft. Emerging technologies such as 3D laser scanning, GPS (Global Positioning System), and digital aerial photography (drones) are being employed within multiple firms … Continued

Subsurface Utility Engineering Services

<< Insights & News Did you know VIKA offers Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Services? Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) technology increases accuracy when detecting the presence of subsurface utilities which can save time and money during the construction process. How Would this Benefit the Design Phase? SUE identifies costly utility relocations at the beginning of the … Continued

2020 Volunteer Recap

<< Insights & News Well, 2020 didn’t go quite as we planned a year ago.  It was our 40th year providing civil, landscape architecture, survey, and planning services and to commemorate this milestone we set a high bar as we share our success with the community that we are so proud to continue to build … Continued

VIKA Makes Donations in Support of COVID-19 Emergency Response

<< Insights & News This year, VIKA Maryland and VIKA Virginia are making donations to healthcare institutions to support the Washington DC Metro Area COVID-19 emergency response.   Learn more about the response efforts from:  Johns Hopkins Hospital   Med Star Georgetown Hospital  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Fund for DCPS  Virginia Hospital Center  … Continued

VIKA Maryland Continues to be Bullish on Prince George’s County

<< Insights & News As most of our clients and colleagues know, VIKA Maryland, LLC has a strong presence in MoCo, Rockville, & Gaithersburg.  Did you know, however, that we have a long history and continued strong presence in Prince George’s County as well? Our company has worked on over 50 projects within the past … Continued

Adapting Outdoor Amenity Space & Streetscapes for Safety and Activity

<< Insights & News The pandemic that initially drove most of us inside is now driving change in our outdoor amenity spaces as we move into recovery mode of the response and recovery phase.  Many of us are finding refuge, solace, and safer opportunities outside.  While trails and large parks can generally accommodate recreation and proper social distancing, … Continued