Project Description


Cubic feet added

14 ft.

Clear height added


Area volume increase

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Project Details

Location: Maywood, NJ
Roof Square Footage: 29,000
Clear Height Before: 16 feet
Clear Height After: 30 feet
Building Use Before: entertainment
Building Use After: medical/retail
Owner: Hackensack University Medical Center
General Contractor: Sharp Management
Subcontractor: Dillon Steel

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Project Description

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) found the perfect location for their new facility but it needed additional square footage. It was concluded that by raising and existing portion of the roof they could construct a mezzanine level to provide the additional space.
To achieve this, Rooflifters shored the existing roof structure to allow for the removal of interior columns and for the foundation work necessary for the mezzanine. Once the foundation work was completed the roof was raised to its new elevation.

The original use for the building was an indoor go-karting facility. The new use by HUMC is now a state-of-the-art sports and health center.

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We at Polaris were very amazed at the efficiency and dedication exhibited by your employees. This dedication contributed greatly to a successful project completed ahead of schedule. Rooflifters personnel were always concerned not only for the safety of their own employees but also were very attentive to Polaris employees who were in the area while all the preparation for the lift was taking place.

Deland Broten, Polaris Industries
When we’re working with an incumbent building, height restrictions can sometimes prevent us from utilizing the full capabilities of our equipment. Finally there’s a way to avoid the capital costs of reconstruction or a new building.
Bill Torrens, RMT Robotics

I was speaking with a real estate agent who was bemoaning the fact that he couldn’t sell an industrial building because of its low ceiling, …and one thing led to another.

Daniel Siegel, Planit Construction

One of the reasons companies are moving is they’re looking for modern buildings elsewhere, with greater height underneath the joists. If we can persuade a company to raise the roof to allow for more warehousing space, so they don’t need to relocate outside Toronto, then we’ve saved jobs and taxes.

Ronald Rea, Toronto Economic Development

If we were to turn that whole building into rubble and start fresh, it would cost a whole lot more money than it’s costing to just raise the roof and fix it up. We’re just lifting the roof and adding steel.

John Lagorakis, John Vince Foods