Engineering high performance buildings for unique communities requires intuition, applied imagination and the skills to make them a reality.
Engineering structures begins with an idea, an aspiration and set of goals. At Entuitive we understand that every building must respond to the evolving needs of the client and community they are being built for. Whether it’s a structural challenge – such as constructing a tall building over an operational subway station, or an art gallery with a 45-foot cantilever over a river, or an aquarium with a 750,000-gallon shark tank – or whether it’s a timing or budget challenge, we provide clients with a range of options. Our team works closely with owners, architects, developers and contractors collaboratively to identify and design a range of optimal solutions for the project.
A BUILDING’S SKIN IS AN EXCITING EXPRESSION OF DESIGN AND FORM BUT WE KNOW THAT PERFORMANCE IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP.
OUR GOAL IS TO MAXIMIZE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE BUILDING ENVELOPE – MAKING SURE IT LOOKS BETTER, LASTS LONGER, AND PERFORMS AS AN INTEGRATED, COMPLETE AND EFFICIENT ENVIRONMENTAL SEPARATOR.
We understand a wide range of materials and systems, their compatibility and how they perform over time. And we are continually evaluating new materials and ideas. By collaborating with architects contractors’ suppliers and system designers, the Entuitive team of specialists balances many criteria – aesthetic, functional, technical, performance and durability – against issues such as cost, availability, scheduling and programming requirements so we can advise on the best solutions.
Restoring a building or component is part science, part art – and we have the expertise to carry out projects that are successful aesthetically and structurally sound.
Our building restoration team assesses deterioration, predicts future damage and develops remedial repair solutions to extend the life of the building elements, ensure safety, improve aesthetics and contribute to improving the building’s overall performance.
Our work covers building envelope systems, which includes cladding systems, windows, roofing and waterproofing structures, as well as restoration of structures, which includes parking facilities, post-tensioned structures, plaza areas, tieback anchors and suspended platforms.
When an element of a structure needs specific attention, our Special Projects and renovations team responds promptly and completes the project with efficiency and accuracy.
Our Special Projects and Renovations team delivers on projects with critical timelines and under unique constraints. Our expertise includes building improvements, tenant renovations, tieback anchor and suspended platforms, building condition assessments and public art installations.
From installing or removing staircases between floors to adding heavy mechanical equipment on a roof or a compact filing system on a floor, our Special Projects and Renovations portfolio covers a wide range of work such as reconfiguring a hospital wing, moving doorways and signage for a mall storefront, increasing structural support for a new arena scoreboard or fitting out an office space.