DURHAM COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER

Durham County, N.C.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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.

The tower consists of 11 stories, including nine stories of offices and courtrooms, plus a basement and high penthouse level. An adjacent five-story high wing includes offices for the county sheriff’s department and public defender’s office. The project scope also included a six-level parking garage connected to the main building by a pedestrian bridge. The main building construction is structural steel with a lightweight concrete slab on metal deck. The exterior wall system consists of precast panels with inlayed thin brick and stone. The building is founded on a drilled caisson foundation. The parking garage is framed with precast concrete with steel framed elevator and stair towers.

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. The structure consists of a high-rise court tower and low-rise administrative components.


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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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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.


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