INKA Engineering provides consulting services in road, civil and geotechnical engineering and also in transportation, by means of an interdisciplinary group made up of professionals specialized in civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, road engineering, railroad engineering, geology, geotechnical engineering, transportation, asphalt, concrete, architecture, civil structures, computational modeling and environment.
The quality offered in the service we provide is based not only on the experience given by every member of the team (each one of them having not less than ten-year experience in each particular field) but also on human sensitivity conferred to each case in particular, thus aiming to generate the best-quality engineering, both on a technical basis and also on a social and sustainable basis.
 

INKA’s Logo

Our company emblem was inspired by the Chakana Cross (or Chakana Inka), a geometrical figure used by the native Andean cultures, a symbol of ultimate value in the Andean cosmogonical conception. The logo that identifies this company today comes from the blending of the Andean cosmovision icon and a typical road sign with its distinctive colors (yellow and black).
The etymology of the word "chakana" traces its origin to the quechua words chaka (bridge, union) and hanan (high, up, big).
According to researchers, the Chakana cross, Andean cross or Solar Inka cross emerges from the deep observation of the Southern Cross constalation, which is made up of four stars: Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta.
The Chakana cross allowed the inkas to solve mathematical, geodesic, philosophical and social problems. Through the Chakana they designed city layouts. Its four points represent the four Tahuantisuyo regions: North (Chinchaysuyo), South (Collasuyo), East (Antisuyo) and West (Contisuyo). They also represent solstices and equinoxes.
The Inkas stood out for their engineering works and, mostly, for creating a road system (Qapac Ñan), which encompassed populated areas, storing facilities, check points, and which today represents the “most significant technological work in Pre-Hispanic America”. This network covered 14,000 miles. (though some researchers estimate it covered up to 34,000 miles).