Engineering consultancy Entuitive buys bridge specialist Brown & Co. Engineering

08 March 2019 Consulting.ca

Engineering consultancy Entuitive has acquired Brown & Co. Engineering, a consulting firm specializing in bridge engineering, construction, and special projects.

Founded in 2011, Toronto-based Entuitive provides consulting services from seven offices across Canada, the UK, and the US. The firm designs, constructs, and restores commercial, retail, and institutional buildings, and its 240 professionals have worked as structural engineering consultants on marquee projects such as the New Central Library in Calgary.

Arriving on the heels of the addition of the Union Station Enhancement Project and Port Lands Bridges Projects in Toronto, Entuitive has expanded its transit-integrated development capability with the acquisition of Toronto-based Brown & Co. Engineering. The move will strengthen Entuitive’s core services in bridge engineering, project management, and construction engineering.

Engineering consultancy Entuitive buys bridge specialist Brown & Co. Engineering

"This is an extraordinary opportunity for Entuitive," Brock Schroeder, Entuitive managing director, said. "With Brown & Company, our combined capabilities, client relationships, and portfolio will allow us to offer services on a broader range of large, complex, transit-integrated projects. We will be able to realize opportunities together that we could not have realized separately."

Brown & Co. delivers structural engineering consulting services to permanent, temporary, and special projects. Permanent projects include bridges, multistory buildings, and retaining walls, while common temporary projects include bridge lifting and demolition, scaffolding, and shoring works. The company also delivers special projects like museum installations and highway sign structures.

Some of Brown & Co.’s recent transit infrastructure projects include the de-launching of the Nipigon River Bridge, and work on the in-progress Toronto Crosstown and Finch LRT projects.

As part of its acquisition, the firm’s principals – Stephen Brown, Jason Jelinek, Megan Rhind, and Andrew Au-Yeung – will take on leadership roles at Entuitive, while the firm’s employees will join Entuitive’s transportation, special projects, and restoration Toronto teams.

"We are very excited about the opportunities that this integration will bring," Brown said. "With our combined resources and expertise, we will be very well positioned for the exciting transportation infrastructure programs ahead throughout Canada. Culturally, the two firms align well, with strong client focus and a supportive work environment. This is clearly the right move for us, and we are all excited about our future in the Entuitive family."

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