Allana Buick & Bers’ (ABBAE) philosophy is to reduce the architect’s exposure to leaks and premature building failure. We collaborate with architects and owners to anticipate potential problems and help make the exterior envelope last longer, require less maintenance, and lower energy loss.
In order to achieve a sustainable building enclosure, we assist with system selection, design, and detailing of building envelope components. Design consultation scope ranges from design consultation, peer review, engineer of record, to building enclosure commissioning services.
Services for Architects
We assist our clients with system selection, including the pros and cons of the various systems, unit prices, life expectancy estimates, replacement costs, and maintenance information. We provide our clients with valuable insight on building envelope systems integration and compatibility early in the design process. Learn More
ABBAE provides third-party peer review of construction drawings and specifications and consulting services for all types of building structures. We review plans and details for general conformance with material manufacturers’ requirements, industry standards, and materials selection decisions. Additionally, our recommendations include key function and performance suggestions regarding water penetration, air infiltration, condensation, thermal transfer, durability, and economy.
Upon completion of the peer review, we deliver a detailed report with an itemized list of comments and recommendations for coordination and implementation into the project design. Learn More
Allana Buick & Bers is recognized as one of the best building envelope consulting firms specializing in preparing construction documents for both remedial and new construction. Our design team works closely with our clients to help select the best suited materials and systems to meet the projects requirements.
Our construction plans, elevations and details accentuate the different layers in the building skin and clearly show relationships between the various components of the building system. We pay special attention to intersections and joinery, showing complex areas with isometric details. Learn More
We provide complete on-site construction administration services during construction. ABBAE’s construction administrators are highly trained professionals who understand design intent. Construction administrators assist the team with meetings, help answer RFI questions, and provide design clarifications. They work closely with the designer of record to review drawings and submittals, and periodically conduct site visits to verify design intent. Learn More