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605 Castro Street

By |2018-01-12T13:16:00+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Steinberg Architects (Steinberg) to provide waterproofing design assist and peer review services for the mixed-use complex located at 605 Castro Street, in downtown Mountain View, California. 605 Castro Street is four (4) stories above grade with one level of below-grade parking. The building program

San Ysidro Land Port of Entry

By |2018-01-12T10:25:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Hensel Phelps Construction Company (HPC) to provide Waterproofing Construction Monitoring Services for the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry (LPOE) located in San Ysidro, California. The LPOE project is spread over three phases and consists of the demolition and new construction of the Port

Arioso HOA

By |2018-01-12T13:29:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide investigation services to the mixed-use building at 989 Franklin Street in Oakland, California. Arioso Homeowners Association’s mixed-use project consists of 88 residential units, commercial space, and below grade common parking. ABBAE’s services included water testing, destructive testing, building evaluation, leak investigations, study of

Avalon Hayes Valley

By |2018-01-12T13:20:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (AvalonBay) and Pyatok Architects for waterproofing consulting services for building envelope systems, assemblies and components for a residential project located in San Francisco, California. Hayes Valley consists of 182 apartment units and spans across two buildings sharing the same podium and

201 Marshall Street

By |2018-01-12T13:36:42+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Raintree Partners (Raintree) to provide building envelope consulting services for the new multi-family residential construction project located 201 Marshall Street in Redwood City, California. 201 Marshall is a five level residential building. One level of the garage structure is subterranean, and its upper two

Olive Way Mixed Use

By |2018-02-06T10:20:01+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Paragon Realty for building envelope consulting services for the mixed-use apartment projects located at 1650 E. Olive Way, in Seattle, Washington. Olive Way is an approximately 90,000 SF, 7-story building that includes 76 residential, 2 live-work units, retail/ office uses at the street level, and one

South City Lights HOA

By |2018-02-06T11:42:19+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide exterior investigation and limited water testing for a large apartment complex in South San Francisco, California. South City Lights is a four story residential community built over a podium slab with two levels of garage below. A total of six buildings were constructed

Irvine Company – Crescent Village

By |2018-01-12T14:20:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by The Irvine Company Apartment Communities (TICAC) to provide design, bidding and construction phase services on the Crescent Village multi-family apartment village in San Jose. Crescent Park contains 1,800 residential units and space for 3,000 cars. There are six three-story wood-frame buildings over a single

Palo Alto Plaza HOA

By |2018-01-12T14:04:42+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the HOA to provide leak investigation, design and construction phase services for a mixed-use property in Palo Alto. Palo Alto Plaza consists of three four-story buildings with ground floor commercial space and below-grade parking. The buildings are three stories of wood frame construction over

Union Lofts

By |2018-01-12T14:23:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the developer, Meruelo Maddux Properties, to provide peer review and material selection for the adaptive reuse of the Union Bank of California Headquarters Building in downtown Los Angeles. The Union Bank Building is a 12-story, historic, concrete building with a full basement, built in

BRE Pinnacle BellCentre

By |2018-01-12T15:13:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by BRE Properties to provide building failure investigation services for the Pinnacle BellCentre in Bellevue, Washington. Pinnacle BellCentre is a 248-unit complex with four-stories of wood-frame building over a concrete podium and below-grade parking garage. The ground floor includes commercial and retail space. Completed in

BRE Centennial Towers

By |2018-01-12T15:01:21+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the BRE Properties to conduct a thorough property condition assessment (PCA) of the building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems for an apartment building in downtown Seattle. Centennial Towers is a 27-story building with ground floor retail, on-grade and below-level parking. Residence amenities include a

Avalon 55 Ninth Street

By |2018-01-12T15:20:22+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by AvalonBay Communities for roofing, green roofing, podium, and below grade waterproofing services for apartments located at 55 Ninth Street, San Francisco, California. Avalon 55 Ninth is a multi-family residential building consisting of 17 residential levels and two mechanical levels, with approximately 175 apartments in

Town Square Shopping Center

By |2018-01-11T11:06:20+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) performed a wide variety of architectural-engineering consulting services for the new construction of Town Square. Town Square is a commercial and retail complex consisting of 17 buildings including a parking structure, over 850,000 SF and a large parking structure. ABBAE provided waterproofing consulting and peer review services

Carlmont High School – Performing Arts Center

By |2017-12-13T06:33:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) to provide curtain wall and waterproofing consulting services for a new Theatre Building at Carlmont High School. The new theatre building is a 22,000 SF performing arts center with a 500-seat theatre, a black box theatre, supporting space, classrooms

Nordstrom Store – Aventura, Florida

By |2018-01-11T11:28:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Callison Architects for leak investigation services of a Nordstrom Store located in Florida. ABBAE performed waterproofing for basement and roof of a Nordstrom Store #774 located at the Aventura Mall. The building is a 2-story steel framed structure with a concrete filled steel roof deck

County of Placer – South County Adult Correctional Facility

By |2018-02-06T11:24:08+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) was retained by Vanir Construction Management to provide building enclosure consulting services for the Placer County Minimum Security, South County Adult Correctional Facility located at Justice Center Drive and Industrial Avenue in Roseville, California The facility consists of a single-story medium security dormitory type jail structure. It

U.S. Embassy Compound – Helsinki, Finland

By |2017-12-19T06:46:16+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners to provide building envelope consulting services for the U.S Embassy Compound renovation and Chancery addition in Helsinki, Finland. The Department of States New Embassy Compound sits on three acres of land and consists of five buildings. ABBAE provided design consultation

San Jose International Airport – Terminal Expansion

By |2018-01-12T11:09:11+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of San Jose to provide third-party building enclosure review and construction period services for a significant new passenger terminal expansion of the Norman J. Mineta International Airport located in San Jose, California. The new $1 billion North Concourse Terminal Building was completed

City of Newport Beach – City Hall

By |2018-01-12T11:01:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Bohlin, Cywinski and Jackson Architects (BCJ) to provide building enclosure consulting services for the new City Hall Complex located in Newport Beach, California. The City of Newport Beach retained ABBAE to provide construction monitoring services for the building envelope. ABBAE worked with Bohlin Cywinski

City of Livermore – Municipal Buildings

By |2018-01-12T11:26:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of Livermore to perform facility condition assessments, design, construction documents and construction administration for several municipal buildings that provide special City services. The City needed complete and thorough review of the building envelope, structural, mechanical and electrical systems, roofing and exterior wall

University of Hawaii – Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

By |2018-01-11T10:44:03+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Architect of Record, Shimokawa Nakamura, Inc. (SN) to provide peer review services for the new construction of a cancer research center for the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH). The Cancer Research Center of Hawaii (CRCH) will be a 140,000 SF building on

Ohlone College

By |2018-01-11T12:24:38+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) teamed with tBP Architecture to provide building envelope consulting services for 8 buildings on the Ohlone College Campus located in Fremont, California. These buildings were constructed in 1976 and are one, two and three stories, clad in cement plaster (stucco) over concrete walls, or stucco over light

Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort

By |2018-01-12T10:22:58+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Starwood Vacation Ownership (SVO) for leak investigation and reporting services for the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort. ABBAE provided an investigation of the conditions causing the leaks on the interstitial space, below grade leaks, and the failure of the tiles on the exterior walls. ABBAE

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort

By |2018-01-12T11:00:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by WCIT Architects of Honolulu to provide architectural and engineering consulting services for a Starwood Vacation Resorts project. The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort is located on the island of Maui. The resort has four main buildings with over 400 residential units and some smaller recreation

2230 Kalakaua

By |2018-01-11T11:25:02+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by MGA Architecture to provide waterproofing peer review services for a new mixed-use building in Honolulu.  2230 Kalakaua is a five-story steel-frame building with glass and granite curtain walls and a garden roof.  The retail/office building is included in the Waikiki Special Design District. ABBAE

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

By |2018-01-12T11:05:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by Architects Hawaii to provide building envelope consulting services for new construction of a resort for the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, Disney Vacation Development, Inc. and Disney Vacation Club Management Corporation. Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa is in the Ko Olina Resort

Embassy Suites Hotel

By |2018-01-12T10:37:56+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by an attorney to provide leak investigation services for construction defects at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Sacramento. The Embassy Suites is located in downtown Sacramento, adjacent to Old Sacramento. The eight-story concrete building includes a below-level parking garage, interior swimming pool, plaza decks, meeting

Princeville Resort & Condominiums

By |2018-01-12T11:16:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform a variety of consulting and construction support services for the Princeville Resort & Condominium Vacation Ownership, a new resort hotel on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The resort and condominium complex has 366 units in seven 2 and 3 story residential buildings along

Sunnyvale Town Center

By |2018-01-11T10:05:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the property owner to provide expert testimony on construction defects on below-grade waterproofing and leaks. The Sunnyvale Town Center has four levels of below-grade parking and six stories of commercial office space above. The below-grade structure was shotcrete construction and experienced significant failures. The

Hollywood Palladium

By |2018-01-11T09:48:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide investigation and assessment of water intrusion to the exterior walls following a 2008 renovation. ABBAE provided investigation services, including destructive testing to exposed waterproofing of the below grade portion of the building, located on the north side. Our report provided the client with

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

By |2018-01-12T11:32:21+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided waterproofing design and details, construction administration and construction monitoring for the development and construction of 107 new one- and two-bedroom luxury residences and the new 14,000 square foot spa. ABBAE worked with both the Architect and the Owner to design waterproofing details and specifications for this

Marina Harbor

By |2018-01-12T16:08:12+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided design and construction management services for the repair and renovation of the 48 acre Marina Harbor apartment complex. The 846 units are built on a one level concrete podium that serves as parking for tenants and guests.  The common areas between the units consist of 24 1-acre

San Diego International Airport

By |2018-01-12T11:48:56+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the design-build team, Turner Construction and architect (HNTB) to provide Building Envelope Consulting Services, including Engineer of Record services, on the $907 million Terminal 2 Expansion at the San Diego International Airport. The curtain wall and storefront present a unique structural challenge due to