Overbuilds can take many forms, such as vertical expansions, horizontal expansions, and transit-oriented developments. We collaborate with architects, developers, and contractors to investigate opportunities to increase value in existing sites.

Entuitive is always on the lookout for opportunities where the passing of time and the changing of economics suggests that revisiting sites is appropriate to helping owners find new opportunities within their existing stock of buildings. What may have been a successful building decades before can now present an opportunity for new revenue streams at marginal cost input.

What Makes Overbuild Design Different at Entuitive?

Our overbuild expertise includes building over active rail lines and transit facilities. We have used post-tensioned segmental bridge construction, temporary and permanent structural steel trussing, and more to span over these areas to construct the overbuild with minimal disruption.

In addition, our fire design services supplement the structural engineering practice in the overbuilds of rail and transit to understand the possible impact of fire temperatures on the construction material. Our dynamic event loading knowledge also considers the possible train derailment impacts on adjacent structures.

Our commitment to an integrated approach, recognizing construction logistics, architectural design elements, and the owner’s economic pro forma have been the strength of our approach to overbuilds. With our extensive experience in overbuild design, from developing a solution over 16 active rail lines to utilizing construction equipment from other technologies, we are prepared for any complex challenge.

The overbuild of existing buildings and transportation infrastructure is on the threshold of a sustained growth cycle. Entuitive is up to these challenges.

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Project Highlights

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Manhattan West Platform

New York
The Manhattan West Platform was the first stage in a commercial development project to reclaim 2.6 acres of land over the busiest commuter rail corridor in North America.
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Calgary, Canada

Calgary New Central Library

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