Mechanical

Environmental Services Building

By |2018-02-07T13:07:41+00:00February 7th, 2018|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of San Jose to provide design and construction phase services for the mechanical upgrade and exterior facade repair of their Environmental Services Building. ABBAE’s initial assessment to determine the extent and cause of leaks also uncovered roof failure and an HVAC system

HACSC – Lucretia Gardens

By |2018-01-12T13:10:54+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) to provide investigation, design and construction phase services for Lucretia Gardens Townhomes located in San Jose California. Lucretia Gardens, built in 1994, is a two story, wood frame development consisting of 16 individual townhomes.

HACSC – Julian Gardens

By |2018-02-06T09:27:43+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) to provide investigation, design and construction phase services for Julian Gardens Townhomes located in San Jose California Julian Gardens is a two story, wood frame development consisting of 9 individual townhomes, each approximately 1,000

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

Hacienda Commons Apartments

By |2018-01-12T13:25:07+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided a summary rehabilitation report and prepared construction documents including schematic design and details for the complete rehabilitation of 10 buildings consisting of 280 units. Rehabilitation work included plumbing, domestic hot water systems, structural, seismic, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, stucco, site drainage and landscaping.ABBAE also assisted with obtaining

Tiffany Court Apartments

By |2017-12-13T08:31:32+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed due diligence investigation  and provided a written report during the 30 day escrow period prior to purchase of the building for a west coast Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). This comprehensive study, completed under the guidelines of ASTM (American Society for Testing of Materials) Standard E-2018, enabled the

Hawaii Public Housing Authority

By |2018-01-12T13:40:44+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was asked by the State of Hawaii’s Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to provide consulting engineering services for three separate properties on Hawai’i island. Pomaika’i Homes, Hale Aloha o Puna Housing, and Pahala Elderly Housing comprise of approximately seventy-five rental units.  ABBAE provided design of structural, architectural,

Private Residence – Los Altos Hills California

By |2018-01-12T13:50:24+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation, construction defect litigation support and rehabilitation design consulting services for a private residence and guest house in Northern California. The main house is approximately 4,500 SF with a guest house of approximately 600 SF. ABBAE was retained to: Investigate reported leaks Determine the

HACSC – Cypress Gardens Senior Housing

By |2018-01-12T13:54:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) to provide investigation, design, and construction phase services on a multi-family project in San Jose. Cypress Gardens is a 125-unit senior housing development with common area.  The two and three-story wood-frame buildings surrounding a

Private Residence – Santa Barbara

By |2018-01-12T13:46:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation, construction defect litigation support and rehabilitation design consulting services for a private residence in Santa Barbara. ABBAE helped review the design deficiencies in a two-story home in the Central Coast California. ABBAE provided consulting and design services for: Investigate Architectural Defects

Sky Condominiums

By |2018-01-12T14:14:21+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP (Fenton Grant) to provide Forensic Investigation for Sky Condominiums in Las Vegas. Sky is a 409-unit luxury condominium complex. Each unit ranges from 870 SF to 5,500 SF. The complex is located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard.

HACSC – Avenida Espana Senior Housing

By |2018-01-12T14:40:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC) to provide investigative and building assessment services for Avenida Espãna Gardens Senior Housing in San Jose. Avenida Espãna is a two-story, wood-frame development with 84 one-bedroom units and common areas that include a courtyard,

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

Ala Wai Manor AOAO

By |2018-02-06T11:42:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained for mechanical consulting services for the Ala Wai Manor residential complex. Ala Wai Manor is a reinforced concrete structure located in the Kapiolani District of Honolulu. Constructed in 1965, the building is a 90,000 SF, 11-story multi-family residential tower. There are 92 two and three bedroom units,

2033 Nuuanu AOAO

By |2018-02-06T11:44:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained for replumbing the domestic supply and waste water plumbing for 2033 Nuuanu in Honolulu. 2033 Nuuanu is a reinforced concrete structure reportedly constructed in 1972. The building is a 90,000 SF, 27-story, 72-unit multi-family residential tower. The apartment tower sits over the parking garage floors

1350 Ala Moana AOAO

By |2018-02-06T11:45:57+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained as engineer and construction manager for the replacement of existing waste lines for the 1350 Ala Moana condominium building located in Honolulu. Built in 1968, 1350 Ala Moana is one of the premier residential addresses on the Honolulu waterfront. The structure is a 150,000 SF,

Sugar Beach Resort AOAO

By |2018-01-12T10:02:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Sugar Beach Resort Apartment Owners Association (AOAO) to provide various mechanical engineering and energy optimization services. Located on Maui, Sugar Beach is a large condominium resort property. ABBAE’s scope included investigation, energy analysis, lifecycle cost analysis, design, and construction management services for rooftop

Kapi’olani Tower AOAO

By |2018-01-12T15:40:47+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Kapi’olani Tower AOAO to provide waterproofing consulting services and construction details for Kapi’olani Tower in Honolulu. The 23 story concrete building has 189 residential units, street-level retail and five levels of above-grade parking. Other features include a separate ground-level residential lobby, a rooftop

Hokua AOAO

By |2018-01-12T15:16:20+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the AOAO to provide remedial design, engineering and construction phase services of the domestic hot water PEX system replacement for the 272-unit Hokua building. The 272-unit building was experiencing water intrusion from the domestic hot water heaters and distribution piping (PEX) and valves in

Ralph’s Supermarket – La Jolla, California

By |2018-01-11T11:03:42+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide leak investigation services for a two-story retail center anchored by a Ralph’s Supermarket. The center was experiencing water leaking coming up through the concrete floors. The shopping center was constructed on a hillside with Ralph’s being on the top floor and above the

Travis Air Force Base

By |2018-01-12T11:20:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Hal Hays Construction, Inc. (HHCI) to perform thermal imaging and building assessments to multiple facilities at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. As part of a base-wide energy efficiencies upgrade program, ABBAE performed a cursory review of the exterior building envelope to identify

University of Hawaii – Watanabe and Gilmore Hall ReRoof

By |2018-01-11T11:55:31+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the University of Hawai’i (UH) to provide investigation and remedial design services for two roof replacements on the main campus. ABBAE was retained by UH to perform investigative services for two buildings; Watanabe Hall and Gilmore Hall. Watanabe Hall contains the Department of Physics

University of Hawaii – Kapi’olani Community College

By |2018-01-11T11:57:04+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) to provide investigation and replacement solutions for the existing roof systems on two campus buildings at Kapiolani Community College. ABBAE provided investigation, remedial design and construction phase services for the Koki’o and Kopiko Buildings, totaling approximately 9,000

City of Covina – Joslyn Senior Center

By |2018-01-12T11:35:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide building envelope review and roofing systems evaluation for the Joslyn Senior Center in Covina, California. The Joslyn Center is a single-story wood-frame building with slab-on-grade concrete foundation. Exterior cladding is primarily cement plaster with wood siding and trim. Roof systems include a low-slope

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

Best Western Plaza Hotel

By |2018-01-12T10:34:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform a corrosion study and assessment of the exterior power transformer and interior switchgear located at the Best Western Plaza Hotel located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The evaluation included repair recommendations and associated cost projections. The original hotel structure and associated electrical equipment installation were

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

Bellagio Hotel

By |2018-01-12T10:43:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed full-time and part-time roof monitoring and construction administration for multiple types of roof and flashing installations at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The project included a 20-story hotel addition, low-rise addition and a mechanical services building at the existing resort. Roof types

Royal Kahana AOAO

By |2018-01-12T15:57:32+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the AOAO to provide design and construction administration services on a condominium resort in Maui. ABBAE was retained by the AOAO to provide investigation, assessment and remedial design services for the condominium resort in Maui. The 12-story Royal Kahana is on Maui’s west shore

Palms at Waikiki

By |2018-01-12T10:49:45+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided consulting services for the conversion of a 15-story residential condominium to a hotel in Waikiki. ABBAE performed investigation of the building envelope, building interiors and chilled water line insulation to determine the extent and location of the water intrusion. Mold was discovered in wall cavities and

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

St. Regis

By |2018-01-12T11:29:33+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) was retained by Starwood Resort and Hotels to provide leak investigation and reporting services of the mechanical and waterproofing related systems of the St. Regis Museum Residential Tower. St. Regis Museum Tower is a high rise building located in the South of Market district of San Francisco, California. The main

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

By |2018-01-12T11:53:56+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for work on additions and remodeling of Building 77. ABBAE’s scope included preparation of Construction Documents for the addition and tenant improvements (TI) to a laboratory and office building. Improvements and upgrades included HVAC, electrical, plumbing, acoustical, roofing, interior,