CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING AND SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

  • Drone photo of the Oxford Preparatory School in Oxford, North Carolina where our team performed Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection services.
  • Drone of the exterior of the Grove Park Luxury Condominiums in Chapel Hill, North Carolina where our team performed Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection services.
  • A rendering of the new NCSU Plant Sciences Building that will be constructed on the campus of North Carolina State University. Our team completed Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections and we were also the Geotechnical Engineer of Record.
  • Drone photo of the Burke County Detention Facility in Burke County, North Carolina. Our team performed Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspection services.
  • Exterior view of the Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC where our team performed Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections.
  • Aerial view of the construction for the Orange County Northern Campus Expansion in Hillsborough, NC where our team performed Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
TESTING AND SPECIAL INSPECTIONS

Maintaining the highest quality of excellence requires the daily dedication and attention of our Construction Materials Testing (CMT) and Special Inspections (SI) professionals, but they are more than up to the challenge.

Our diverse staff of Professional Engineers, Engineering Interns, engineering inspectors and technicians work together to provide industry-leading inspection services for a variety of projects and markets. We have over 170 certified and cross-certified inspectors and technicians throughout the southeast and Atlantic coast, and we have two in-house laboratories dedicated solely to our projects. With our CMT/SI department behind you, you can be sure your project will be inspected with thorough excellence.

Our CMT/SI department provides professional services for various market sectors including: education, healthcare, industrial, commercial and multi-family residential developments. We have a large team of knowledgeable inspectors and experienced engineers who demonstrate a deep-rooted understanding of material testing standards, building codes and construction techniques.

Our inspectors and professionals maintain various industry-leading certifications through the American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), American Welding Society (AWS) and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Summit can also provide AWS-CWI and ASNT services and an array of various Non-Destructive Testing (NDT).


We maintain multiple fully-accredited materials testing laboratories staffed with people who are as comfortable in the lab as they are in the field.

The framework for our quality management program is built upon a number of industry standards including AASHTO R18, ASTM E329, ASTM C1077 and ASTM D3740. Summit’s two (2) state-of-the-industry materials testing laboratories are both fully accredited through AASHTO Resource (formerly AMRL), CCRL and NCDOT Tier I and II. This consists of participating in a rigorous Laboratory Assessment Program (LAP), yearly Proficiency Sample Programs (PSP) and the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP).

And if our qualifications aren’t enough, our team is communicative, friendly, and consistent. When we work your job, you will see the same faces every day on site, and our project manager will only be a phone call away. We maintain these extensive technical and personal qualifications to be the best possible member of your project team.


Core Markets

K-12 and Higher Education

Industrial and Manufacturing

Energy

Judicial Buildings

Municipal Buildings




PROJECT EXPERIENCE

OUR CMT/SI SERVICES

  •   Verification of Soils
  •   Earthwork & Grading
  •   Bearing Capacity Evaluations
  •   Deep Foundation Installation
  •   Cast-in-Place Concrete
  •   Structural Masonry
  •   Post-Installed Anchors
  •   Structural Steel and Framing
  •   Structural Welding Connections
  •   Compressive Strength Testing
  •   Soil Sampling & Lab Testing
  •   Field Density Testing
  •   DCP Testing
  •   Micropiles and ACIP Piles
  •   Reinforcement (Rebar)
  •   Concrete & Grout Sampling
  •   Post-Tensioned Concrete
  •   Field-Bolted Steel Connections
  •   Additional Laboratory Testing
  •   Specialty CMT/SI Services