We 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.
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.