Structural

City of Seattle Fire Department Headquarters

By |2018-01-12T10:10:43+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers (ABBAE) was retained by the City of Seattle to provide design, bidding, and construction administration services for the Fire Department Headquarters located in Seattle, Washington. ABBAE was initially asked to perform an investigation of the current condition of the exterior masonry. ABBAE determined necessary repairs including removal of cast

Windsor Court Apartments

By |2018-01-12T13:12:14+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed due diligence investigation, study, 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

Ono Vista Apartments

By |2018-01-12T13:09:44+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed an investigation for stucco and concrete spall repairs, elastomeric coatings, elevated walkway waterproofing, and pool deck repairs for the Ono Vista Apartments in Mokuleia on O´ahu. The Ono Vista Apartments are two five-story apartment buildings. The structures are concrete and concrete masonry units (CMU), which were

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

Hawaii Convention Center

By |2018-01-12T10:35:48+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the State of Hawaii and Architects Hawaii, Ltd. to provide design assistance and waterproofing consulting services to the Hawaii Tourism Authority/SMG Hawaii convention center located in Honolulu. Constructed in 1997, the 1.1 million SF convention center is a partially open-air facility consisting of extensive

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

Doma Condominium and Lofts

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

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided investigation, remedial design, and construction monitoring of structural slab waterproofing, membrane waterproofing, balcony waterproofing, courtyard drains, and the roofs for downtown San Diego´s Domo Condominiums and Lofts. Domo is a multi-family housing development consisting of an eight story loft building with 66 units on the northern

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

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

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 – Promontory Point

By |2018-02-06T10:14:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by The Irvine Company Apartment Communities (TICAC) to provide building envelope consulting services to 300 unit Promontory Point Villa Apartments located in Newport Beach, California. ABBAE was involved in architectural engineering services for significant repairs to the building exterior while the property remained in revenue

Ryland Mews

By |2018-01-12T14:11:25+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation, construction defect litigation support and rehabilitation consulting services. Ryland Mews is a 131-unit condominium development with four buildings built in four phases. The complex was completed in the early 1990’s. Ryland Mews has two and three-story wood-framed buildings on top of

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

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,

900 Green Street HOA

By |2018-01-12T15:05:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Green Street Homeowners Association (HOA) to provide architectural engineering services related to failed Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS) systems at this 12 unit luxury condominium project in San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. The building was experiencing water intrusion in multiple units on

HACSC – Rincon Gardens Senior Housing

By |2018-01-12T14:45:53+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 Campbell. Rincon Gardens is a 200-unit senior housing development with common areas and a commercial-grade kitchen. The two and three-story wood-frame

Mariner’s Village

By |2018-01-12T14:33:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) completed an in-depth assessment and detailed report outlining failed building components throughout the Mariner’s Village apartment complex located in Marina Del Rey, California. Items assessed included roofs, balconies, stucco, wood siding, columns, stairs, decks, garages, walkways, landings, handrails, bay windows, fascias, plazas, planters, and bridges. After determining

Housing Authority of County of Santa Clara (HACSC)

By |2018-01-12T14:55:57+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick and Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Housing Authority of County of Santa Clara (HACSC) to investigate, recommend, design and provide construction management related services for six of their properties throughout the county. ABBAE prepared separate Conditions Needs Assessments (CNA’s) for family and senior housing properties at six project sites

BRE Bellaire Place Apartments

By |2018-01-12T14:50:57+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by BRE Properties to conduct a property condition assessment (PCA) of the building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems for an apartment building in Redmond. Bellaire Place Apartments is a 197-unit complex comprised of two and three-story wood framed buildings. The exterior is vinyl siding and

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 Pinnacle Galleria

By |2018-01-12T15:09:35+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by BRE Properties (BRE), a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to provide forensic investigation, construction defect litigation support and rehabilitation, roofing and building envelope consulting services. Pinnacle Galleria has 15 buildings that are two and three-story wood frame construction with a concrete foundation. The Roseville,

Villa Vicente Apartments – Parking Garage Repairs

By |2018-01-12T14:38:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the property management group to assess the condition of the garage and to provide construction documents, bid phase services, construction administration and construction monitoring for the rehabilitation of the garage. The garage is a two-level concrete structure with pre-cast T-beams. It was suffering from

Avalon Bear Creek

By |2018-01-12T15:29:47+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by AvalonBay Communities to perform investigation and reporting services in regards to failed wood framed balcony decks for an apartment complex in Redmond. Avalon at Bear Creek is a 264-unit complex with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms apartments ranging from 761 SF to 1,661 SF.

Archstone University Towne Center

By |2018-01-12T15:29:13+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to investigate existing conditions and provide remedial repair alternatives related to wood-framed balcony decks at an apartment community in La Jolla, CA. To evaluate the existing construction of the structure for the purposes of preparing remedial designs, ABBAE met with building maintenance staff and observed

North Park Apartments

By |2018-01-12T15:48:19+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Equity Residential to perform feasibility assessment and roof integration design services for this 205kW roof mounted building. North Park Apartments is 10 building, 550 unit apartment complex located in Northern California. Each building has one and two bedroom apartments ranging in size from 520

Northridge Apartments

By |2018-01-12T15:50:24+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Equity Residential to perform feasibility assessment and roof integration design services for this 80.16kW roof mounted building. The Northridge Apartments is a complex owned by Equity Residential, a large Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The complex includes studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom aparments

Reno Post Office

By |2018-01-12T11:04:03+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of Reno to perform due diligence and property assessment services for the downtown Post Office. The Reno Post Office is a historical landmark, built in 1934 and is a good example of art-deco architecture. The City is investigating purchasing the building from

City of Walnut Creek – Facilities Assessment

By |2018-01-12T11:06:16+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of Walnut Creek to complete a facility condition assessment using ASTM E-2018 as a guideline. The four city-owned recreational and historic buildings included a steel and concrete frame building wood-frame buildings with glu-lam structural elements. ABBAE prepared replacement value calculations and recommendations,

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park

By |2018-01-12T11:46:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) developed and constructed a 178kW solar PV system on Pearl Harbor Naval Air Station for the USS Bowfin Submarine museum. ABBAE’s turnkey scope included permitting, design, engineering, construction management and financing of the installation of the 178kW roof mounted system. ABBAE used energy analysis and life cycle

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

San Jose State University – Duncan Hall

By |2018-01-11T12:19:27+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by San Jose State University (SJSU) to conduct an investigation regarding the below grade leaks at the Carl D. Duncan Hall of Science (Duncan Hall). Duncan Hall is a seven story concrete building with partial basement and houses laboratories, classrooms and offices for the science

Ala Moana Shopping Center

By |2018-01-11T11:17:02+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained for structural and engineering services, construction monitoring and testing services for the reroofing of various buildings located in the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Ala Moana Center is one of Hawaii’s premier shopping destinations with more than 290 shops and restaurants on the property. The property also has

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

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

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

5050 Hopyard

By |2018-01-11T09:12:15+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation, construction defect litigation support and design services for a commercial office building in Pleasanton, California. 5050 Hopyard is a four story, steel frame building construction with aluminum frame window assemblies and exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) at exterior floor levels, rooftop