Shallow Foundation Systems
SUMMIT Structural produces engineering of concrete foundations in accordance with both the local governing codes and the American Concrete Institute's design guidelines, including ACI 318. SUMMIT Structural seeks to provide the best foundations design, tailored for the soil stratum below and answering for the service loads above. SUMMIT Structural maintains collaboration with some of the best engineers in arriving at economic foundation solutions that meet your design needs and answer for any challenging soil conditions in the area.
Deep Foundation Systems
No matter where in the United States you choose to build your project, it inevitably must communicate with the ground. Depending on where you are, sometimes the ground can be your biggest adversary in making your construction project a reality. Building in places such as the difficult coastal areas of Texas, the alluvial plains of Louisiana, and the piedmont areas of northeastern Georgia and the Carolinas, many times foundations must be designed to penetrate layers of unsuitable soils at the surface levels and engage the suitable soils or rock layers deep below.
In response to this, SUMMIT design foundations for residential, commercial and our full breadth of construction markets, implementing concrete caissons, timber piles, micro-piles, helical piers, steel “H” and pipe piles, and other technologies. Whatever soil challenges the foundation design must respond to, SUMMIT Structural provides the most engineering economic solutions available. We fully collaborate and consult with the geotechnical engineers of our company to arrive at solutions that guarantee excellent foundation performance in difficult situations.
Structural Steel framing has been the premiere material of choice for structural engineers and architects to accomplish multi-story, large-span, high-load construction for decades. SUMMIT structural engineers maintain full analysis and detailing capability for structural steel systems.
When it comes to communication your steel fabricator, SUMMIT Structural will provide CAD files, technical support, and full collaboration with the fabrication shops producing the structural steel work.
SUMMIT also maintains the capacity to work with suppliers of building components that work in concert with the major steel frame system. Examples of this would be stair assemblies, window and door frames, bar joist manufacturers, composite decking manufacturers and other wall and floor systems. SUMMIT will collaborate with these other parties to create thorough documentation, 3D modeling, and detailed plans to make your project a success.
Reinforced Concrete Systems
Reinforced Concrete structural systems have been highly prevalent systems of choice for structural engineers and architects to accomplish multi-story, multi-span, high-load construction for decades. SUMMIT structural engineers maintain full analysis and detailing capability for structural concrete systems. We will work with you to obtain the most economical concrete solutions to fit your design needs and project parameters, while maintaining full code-compliance.
SUMMIT Structural's engineers maintain a broad knowledge of masonry design practice, having completed dozens of projects which included critical masonry assemblies such as fire walls, utility shafts, elevator shafts, stair wells, shear walls, basements, and exterior envelopes.
We provide full analysis and design detailing of all reinforcing bars, grouting, and mortars in full code compliance with the local governing codes and the ACI 530, ASCE 6, and TMS 602.
SUMMIT is continually engaged in Timber Frame Systems design for residential and commercial structures. Along with using the latest software and modeling techniques, our engineers can design systems with conventional sawn members, engineered components such as Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL’s) and timber “I-joists”, and floor/roof truss systems. We also maintain full code compliance knowledge and design practice with regard to state mandated timber-framed braced-wall systems.