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The Latest Technology: Breaking Ground on Phase Two of Summit Pointe

7 men and women stand around a dirt pile with shovels..

Clancy and Theys recently launched Phase Two of Summit Pointe, a large-scale, mixed-use community located in the dynamic Greenbrier business community of Chesapeake, VA. Already home to the new headquarters of Fortune 200 company Dollar Tree, Phase Two will include residential and Class A+ office units with first floor retail and restaurant space in the 150,000 square-foot, six-story office building.

“Clancy and Theys recently completed a 13-story, 325,000 sq ft office tower to serve as Dollar Tree’s new corporate headquarters and a connecting, 1,500 car parking garage to service both the office tower and the surrounding mixed-use development,” said Clancy & Theys Vice President and CEO Bill Goggins. “Over the last two decades, we have enjoyed partnering with Dollar Tree, building and expanding their headquarters and distribution network as the retail giant has grown.”

Rendering of summit pointe showing the new retail and apartment building.

Summit Pointe, comprising of 69 acres of land, enjoys an advantageous location within Coastal Virginia with immediate access and visibility to Interstate 64. With its two new residential and office buildings, Phase Two of Summit Pointe will emphasize a new form of urban living, workplace solutions, dining, entertainment venues and shopping options. Completion of this Phase of construction is anticipated for early 2020.

Rendering of summit pointe office building.

Always staying on top of the latest technology techniques in construction, Clancy & Theys is utilizing these advances on the Summit Pointe project. These new tools include the deep foundation system that minimizes disruption from noise and vibrations to neighboring offices as they build, IT developments that allow the use of iPad and smartphone technology to easily access all the documents needed for a construction, and panel systems of walls that come pre-assembled and can be loaded into place in frames for better quality control, faster completion, and lower costs.

“This new technology will make the work more time and cost-effective, as well as of a higher quality,” said Clancy & Theys Superintendent Bob Barker. “It will also reduce disruption for those located around the construction area, such as people working in the Dollar Tree tower, and will help our construction team to answer questions, make changes, and more easily track the construction.”

The most interesting of the new technology is the increasing use of photography in construction. Drones are used to document progress, verify measurements and note the locations of key components for future reference, which adds to project savings. In addition, Clancy & Theys takes 360-degree photos of construction progress every 10 minutes that allows development to be continually checked and verified.

Founded 70 years ago, Clancy and Theys is among the nation’s Top 100 Green Contractors and prides itself on not only building community, but also being an active philanthropic partner.

You can learn more about Summit Pointe here.