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“We don't often take the time to say thank you for a job well done. Summit Companies was recently awarded the contract to replace the leaky fire prevention system at the Union Crossing Shopping Center at 303 Union boulevard in Isanti Minnesota. The center is occupied by a variety of tenants including a restaurant, dance studio, chiropractor, tax office, salon, a pawn shop and a gift shop. Several of Summit's staff were involved to bid the work, design and install the new system. They all did their jobs professionally. I am compelled to send this letter to your attention because of the outstanding effort by Cory Swenson and Doug Christianson the two pipe fitters who removed and replaced the heavy, rusty, dirty and wet sprinkler piping in "occupied" retail space. Cory talked to each tenant and kept them apprised of the schedule day by day as work progressed. Cory and Doug worked quietly, left no mess and returned each space to original condition. I have managed commercial real estate for 40 years and have had the opportunity to work with good and not so good contractors. Cory and Doug are outstanding. Thank you. ”
Wes Johnson Ric Property
Recent Projects View More
Treasure Island Hotel Expansion and Remodel
Summit Companies has been awarded the fire protection contract for the new Treasure Island 300 room hotel expansion, continuing our successful partnership with Knutson Construction. In addition to the 8 story hotel room expansion the project also includes a complete renovation of the hotel check-in lobby, a renovation of their current laundry facility, and renovations to various areas of their casino.Read more about this project
Liaise With Authority Having Jurisdiction
- Serve as communication lead between project team and Authority Having Jurisdiction for both general and scope-specific aspects of the project.
- Coordinate meetings, testing, etc., with the project team and the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Communicate goals and expectations of project team to the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
- Provide documentation in the form of Meeting Agenda, Meeting Minutes, Memoranda, etc. Documentation can either be utilized during meetings and discussions with the Authority Having Jurisdiction, or simply as a means of documenting project direction and past agreements amongst project stakeholders.
Level of Involvement
Can vary, depending on project. Typically, Summit Fire Consulting serves as a liaison with code officials, at least to some extent, regardless of the type of project or level of involvement of Summit Fire Consulting. Summit Fire Consulting can be involved during Schematic Design and Design Development only; or, we can be involved during the entire project: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Construction Administration to maintain continuity as a “face” for the design team and/or construction team with the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
As a consultant contracted directly to the Minnesota Twins for Special Inspector services of the smoke control systems provided at Target Field, Summit Fire Consulting also acted as a general liaison between the project team the Authority Having Jurisdiction for other fire life safety topics involved with the project – outside the original scope of smoke control. As a general life safety coordinator during construction, Summit Fire Consulting attended weekly meetings with the project team and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (including both fire code officials and building code officials) that served as a forum for the Authority Having Jurisdiction to voice questions and concerns that arose as the construction of the $500+ million-project progressed. Summit Fire Consulting offered assistance in both researching and resolving such questions and concerns and communicating directly with the Authority Having Jurisdiction on behalf of the project team. Such topics included fire alarm monitoring, Fire Department response, Fire Department access to the stadium, stairwell pressurization requirements, fire sprinkler zoning, equivalent fire ratings of unique construction assemblies, etc. Further, Summit Fire Consulting assisted in generally coordinating project timelines involving inspections of fire life safety systems prior to Certificate of Occupancy, as the building neared completion.