Summit provided structural engineering services for the Wake County Justice Center. This building, located in North Carolina’s second largest county, consists of a high-rise court tower and low-rise administrative components. The 19-story tower (12 above grade and two levels of below grade parking) has an overall building height in excess of 230 feet above grade. The project scope also included below grade connections to the adjacent Wake County Public Safety Center.
The primary building construction utilizes structural steel framing with lightweight concrete slabs on metal deck. The below grade levels are structured with cast in place reinforced concrete framing. Lateral resistance is provided by structural steel braced frames (above grade) and reinforced concrete shear walls (below grade). The building is founded on augercast concrete pile foundations and is pursuing LEED certification. Due to its close proximity to an adjacent high-rise jail construction and existing deep foundations for the demolished building and parking deck, the project required relatively complex, deep foundation design.
Summit is currently providing architectural services to new branches of State Employees’ Credit Union in multiple locations around the state including, Arden, Newland, Marshall, Asheville, Statesville, New Bern, Wilmington, Sanford, Greenville, Roanoke Rapids and Apex, among others. These new buildings range from 6,500 square feet to 10,000 square feet. Services provided included the following: architecture, Geotechnical Engineer of Record, soils and construction materials sampling and laboratory testing, structural engineering, civil/site design and construction administration to SECU locations statewide. Most of these projects are still under construction.
Our Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections team was selected by Burke County 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-inplace spread reinforced concrete footing. The housing wing is a two-story masonry structure with interior and exterior load bearing walls.