Burke County, N.C.


Burke County selected us to provide materials testing and Special Inspections for their 70,969-square-foot, 2-story county jail facility. The booking/kitchen wing is a one-story steel frame construction with load bearing exterior masonry walls, interior unprotected steel tube columns, open web steel roof joists and metal roof deck. The floor is reinforced concrete slab-on-grade. The foundation system for both the booking/kitchen wing and the housing wing is standard cast-in place spread reinforced concrete footing. The housing wing is a two-story masonry structure with interior and exterior load bearing walls.

Summit provided Geotechnical, CMT and Special Inspections services during construction of the Orange County Northern Campus Expansion project. The project consisted of site development, earthwork, infrastructure improvements, roadway and parking lot improvements over the 19.33 acre site, as well as, construction of three (3) buildings.

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We provided structural engineering services for the Durham County Justice Center. With its prominent location in the heart of downtown and right next to NC-147, the City wanted the building to have a stately and recognizable profile. The building achieved LEED Gold certification in 2013, and it has come to symbolize the civic face of the City.

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We provided Structural Engineering services for the Wake County Justice Center. This building, located in the hub of North Carolina’s state capital, expands over an entire city block and enhances the dynamic of Raleigh’s skyline. It was awarded LEED Silver Certification from the US Green Building Council in 2014.

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