In 1994, Walter E. Allen, a U.S. Navy Veteran, founded Acumen Building Enterprise as a sole proprietorship to help finance his master’s of science degree in civil engineering/project controls at the University of California, Berkeley. He decided to make green building efficiency the initial focus of Acumen’s professional engineering consulting services and chose Oakland, Calif. for its headquarters. In 2002, Acumen Building Enterprise, Inc. became an S Corporation and certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Small Business Enterprise, while its focus continued to evolve to transit efficiency and environmental protection. For more than 25 years, Acumen’s team of experts has been consulting with local governments, agencies and private firms to develop products and provide services that improve transportation systems. Today, our staff contributes their world-class acumen and technological innovations to support sustainable infrastructure improvements and advance mobility efforts around the globe. Learn more about Acumen and our leadership team.
Acumen is on the Arup/WSP team providing planning and engineering services for the Link21 Program’s New Transbay Rail Crossing that will reduce traffic and pollution in Northern California.
Acumen provides Project Management and Project Controls Services to assist the Alameda County Transportation Commission in delivering its $3.5B capital program.
To support on-call construction management for the electrification project, Acumen rail experts are providing project management services until 2024.
This Joint Venture was developed to provide General Engineering Services to BART, engineering, procurement and other activities associated with BART projects.
KAISER OAKLAND MEDICAL CENTER
WMATA FARE COLLECTION
As prime contractor/program manager, Acumen provided scheduling, testing and certification and oversaw timely delivery of the SmarTrip® Fare Payment System.