Cubic feet added
Clear height added
Area volume increase
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.