Integrity and transparency are the foundational values of our Construction Materials Testing (CMT) and Special Inspections (SI) team. The key to a resilient, safety-first project is ensuring the highest quality construction materials and methods are used. Our accredited materials testing laboratory can perform tests per state and municipal standards while also providing reliable and consistent results that owners and contractors can rely on.
Summit emphasizes cultivating a collaborative and diverse experience among our team members to ensure we can help you deliver an impactful project. We pursue excellence in every aspect of our work so that our project delivery exceeds expectations. Our reputation depends on it.
Our team of certified and cross-certified inspectors and technicians throughout the southeast and Atlantic coast maintain various industry-leading certifications through:
- Verification of Soils
- Earthwork & Grading
- Bearing Capacity (DCP) Evaluations
- Field Density Testing
- ICC Soils
- ICC Reinforced Concrete
- ICC Structural Masonry
- ICC Structural Steel and Bolting
- ICC Field-Bolt Steel Connections
- ICC Structural Welding Connections
- ICC SFRM/TFIFRM Fireproofing
- PTI Post-Tensioned Concrete
- Special/Deep Foundations
- Retaining Walls
- All Associated Laboratory Testing
Chatham County Central Services Building
Recently, Summit was chosen to help the Chatham County School District shape its community by building a 38,000-square-foot Central Services Building. This project will spur collaboration among education leaders, teachers, and parents to provide the best education possible for the children of Chatham County. Our children are the future, and by providing them with a sound education, Chatham County is working to improve its communities.
We serve as this project’s Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections team, partnering with great industry allies such as CRA Architects, LHC Structural Engineers, and T.A. Loving Company. This project will take 12 months to complete.
Summit maintains a cutting-edge construction materials testing lab in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Our CMT lab is managed by a Professional Engineer and staffed with certified personnel well-versed in construction materials testing and how it translates to use in the field.
Summit’s state-of-the-industry materials testing laboratory in Hillsborough is fully accredited through AASHTO Resource (formerly AMRL), CCRL, and NCDOT Tier I and II. Maintaining this certification requires participation in a rigorous Laboratory Assessment Program (LAP), yearly Proficiency Sample Programs (PSP), and the AASHTO Accreditation Program (AAP).