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Principal Promotions 2018

By |2018-07-11T10:37:23+00:00July 11th, 2018|News|

Letter from Karim Allana I am pleased to report some great news about Allana Buick & Bers' (ABBAE). We are pleased to share with you new promotions of Senior Principals, Principals, and Associate Principals. These individuals possess the expertise and the dedication to ourclients, which has been the hallmark of our success and

Las Vegas Marriott Cooling Tower and Pump Replacement

By |2018-03-30T09:31:31+00:00March 30th, 2018|Mechanical Engineering, News|

Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) performed an assessment of the existing systems with recommendations for replacements, including ROI analysis comparison of equipment replacement. We provided cost savings and reduced energy consumption for the pumps and cooling tower. The challenge of this

Warning Signs of Cast Iron Pipe Failure

By |2018-03-16T14:20:18+00:00March 16th, 2018|Mechanical Engineering, Testing|

Is Your Property 35 years or older? Do you own, manage, or maintain a property that is 35 years or older? The number of piping failures in buildings 35 years and older has greatly increased in Hawaii; and as an owner or property manager, there are warning signs that can notify you of

ABBAE Welcomes Nicholas Hastings

By |2018-02-09T10:31:44+00:00February 9th, 2018|Construction, News|

Nicholas Hastings Director of Construction, Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, February 2018 - Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) welcomes Nicholas Hastings as the Director of Construction for the Hawaii Division. Mr. Hastings will work out of the Honolulu office. He has over 30 years of experience in project development, business development and administration, operations,

Air Barrier Testing

By |2018-01-29T12:13:21+00:00January 29th, 2018|Building Envelope, News, Technical Articles, Testing|

What does air leakage look like in a building? Most commonly, you may experience these effects of air leakage rather than seeing them. Uncontrolled air leakage can lead to: Energy Loss and Higher Costs Decrease in Environmental Control Increase in Moisture Laden Air = Potential Damage Increase in Noise Identifying Air Leakage

Chiller Installation Des Moines, Iowa

By |2018-02-09T10:26:54+00:00January 18th, 2018|Construction, Mechanical Engineering, News|

Lift Day On a chilly day in Des Moines, Iowa, Allana Buick & Bers’ (ABBAE) construction monitoring team ensured the successful installation of two chillers to a major hotel chain in downtown Des Moines. The installation of chillers to commercial or hospitality buildings can be challenging, as the building still

Construction Services at Hillsdale Shopping Center Reconfiguration

By |2018-01-26T08:20:36+00:00December 7th, 2015|Construction, News|

Construction Phase Services Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) provides construction phase services at the reconfiguration of Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California. Hillsdale Shopping Center is mid transformation into an urban outdoor destination. Once completed, the center will be a source for entertainment and shops with a luxury cinema, dining, bowling, and retail

Rooster Seattle – 2nd Place in People’s Choice Awards

By |2018-01-18T08:28:15+00:00December 7th, 2015|Building Envelope, Design, News|

2nd Place in People's Choice Awards for Urban Design Excellence Rooster Apartments in Seattle, Washington took home 2nd place in the People's Choice Awards for Urban Design Excellence. Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) teamed with Weinstein AU Architects and Urban Designers to complete Rooster Apartments. ABBAE completed the building envelope design of the apartments, giving the

5 Common Glazing Issues & Solutions

By |2018-01-18T08:50:05+00:00December 6th, 2015|Building Envelope, Technical Articles, Testing|

Glazed Curtain Wall Systems In a general sense, the term “curtain wall” refers to an exterior wall that does not support loads other than its own weight. Curtain walls are therefore non-structural, and serve solely to protect the building from the elements. Curtain walls are typically exterior walls that do not