Durham County Justice Center
Durham, NC
Project Description
Summit provided structural engineering services for the Durham County Justice Center. 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. This project achieved LEED gold certification in 2013.
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