The Summit

Located at the corner of I-459 and Highway 280 in Birmingham, The Summit is a 770,000 square foot life style center boasting over 75 tenants, including Parisian, Saks Fifth Avenue, and a 16-screen Regal Movie Theatre. The project rests on a one hundred acre site that had fill depths of up to 120 feet in some areas and excavations as deep as 160 feet. The final design required fill slopes as high as 100 feet. BHATE paid special attention to folded rock beds beneath the site, which dipped approximately 40 degrees. If not addressed properly, deep cuts in these rock beds can result in unstable conditions. BHATE conducted extensive subsurface exploration and laboratory testing program for the site. The project consisted of three phases, spanning from 1997-2001.