Fall 2006 Newsletter

SUMMIT will be relocating to a new office later this year. Renovation planning has started, and construction is expected to be completed by fall 2006. The 12,000 SF building offers sufficient space to improve the office environment and allow for the growth of our expanding laboratory and engineering staff. Current plans include the creation of 21 offices, advanced laboratory facilities, plan room and exercise facilities for our employees.

SUMMIT Laboratories, LLC has received the following certifications:

  • NCDOT QC/QA Aggregate Certified Laboratory
  • NCDOT Certified in Materials Testing
  • AASHTO R18 Accredited in Soils Testing
  • CCRL Inspected in Concrete and Aggregate

CATS South Corridor Project

The light-rail transit system is a 9.6-mile pair of tracks that will carry electric-powered trains from uptown to the Pineville area. Approximately 3,200 parking spaces will be provided at large suburban stations (called Park and Rides): Scaleybark Road, Woodlawn Road, Tyvola Road, Archdale Drive, Arrowwood Road, Sharon Road, Sharon Road West and Interstate 485. SUMMIT is currently providing testing services at the Park and Ride areas. The services include: Proofrolling of the soil subgrade prior to pavement construction, laboratory and field compaction tests on the soil and crushed aggregate base coarse (CABC), concrete testing on curbs and drain inlets and monitoring and testing of the asphalt pavement section during installation.

Irwin Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

SUMMIT was retained by CDM (www.cdm.com) for Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities (CMU) to evaluate the subsurface conditions and make recommendations for the footing designs for the upgrades to the Irwin Creek Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The investigation included foundation recommendations for a new 10 foot diameter aboveground sludge storage tank, a 47,000 lb sludge conveyor and silo structure, and a new powerhouse building. The areas where these new structures are to be placed consisted of fill and alluvial soils and special considerations were taken into account to minimize settlements based upon each individual structure.