SUMMIT has purchased a track mounted geotechnical drilling platform, a CME (Central Mine Equipment) 55 HT (High Torque) machine mounted on a Hitachi 1500 Series rubber track crawler carrier. This unit will greatly expand our in-house drilling capabilities to include angle drilling, rock coring and deep borings (50+ feet) and provide for greater off road capability. This is our 2nd track mounted geotechnical platform and will work in conjunction with out SIMCO rig already in service.
SUMMIT was selected to provide Geotechnical Engineering, Post Tension Slab Inspections and Material Testing Services for the Integra Springs at Kellswater Apartment Community in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The project contract is LandSouth Construction out of Florida.
SUMMIT was selected by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to provide detailed cost control and auditing of their various departments to determine where cost saving measures can be implemented. This will be an ongoing contract throughout 2010 and beyond.
SUMMIT was selected to provide Materials Testing and Chapter 17 Special Inspections for the proposed NC Air National Guard Crash Fire Rescue (AARF) Facility at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The new facility is adjacent to the newly completed 3rd Parallel Runway.
SUMMIT Land Services was selected to provide detailed topographic and boundary surveys of the property for the proposed Rock Hill Charter School in conjunction with Rains Design Group of Fort Mill, South Carolina.
IKEA AND CITY BOULEVARD – SUMMIT is currently working on the City Boulevard Extension and IKEA Boulevard as well as the remediation to the I-85 on/off ramps at City Boulevard. SUMMIT is performing quality control testing during all phases of construction for the proposed roadways. The Charlotte City Council approved re- zoning in May for the international home furnishing retailer’s 345,000 square-foot facility located off I-85 at the City Boulevard Exit. The 30-acre site is part of a larger 205-acre tract which Crescent Resources, LLC plans to develop a lifestyle center of shops, restaurants and residences over the next five years.
Track Mounted Drilling Platform — As part of the continuing demand for our Geotechnical Engineering services, SUMMIT acquired a tracked mounted drill rig in October of 2007. This rubber tracked rig will allow SUMMIT to provide timely and cost effective drilling solutions for our clients. By eliminating the need for drilling subcontractors, the turn around time for geotechnical projects will decrease drastically. Our track mounted rig couples all-terrain capabilities with the ability to operate in finished areas without damage or need for additional protection. Additionally, the rig offers low height clearance of 12 ½ feet allowing access to the interior of buildings for investigations. The powerful two-speed SIMCO operational platform will allow the rig to operate to depths of up to 100 feet, and the light weight unit can easily be transported by barge or crane to perform specific geotechnical investigations.
SUMMIT is pleased to announce the addition of a key member to our team of professionals, Mr. Jarrus Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell adds a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of construction and geotechnical materials testing as well as structural steel quality control and assurance. Mr. Mitchell’s previous project experience includes construction administration, materials testing and inspections, and project management for horizontal and vertical construction projects. Additionally, Mr. Mitchell has experience in providing property condition assessments and architectural reviews. The addition of Mr. Mitchell now allows SUMMIT to perform in-house structural steel inspections utilizing advanced Ultrasonic, NDT and visual inspections.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Mr. William C. Howland, Jr., “Jay” has joined the SUMMIT team as Senior Engineer. Mr. Howland is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina with eighteen years of experience and a degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University. Mr. Howland has extensive technical experience in the areas of soil stabilization, shallow and deep foundation inspection, steel inspection, fireproofing inspection, and asphaltic and Portland cement concrete testing.