Waterproofing

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

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

Moxy Hotel

By |2018-01-18T07:22:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Ankrom Moisan Architects ( AMA) for design phase peer review and construction phase services for the new Moxy Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Located at 1016 Republican Street, in the heart of the South Lake Union neighborhood, the eight-story hotel features 147 tech-savvy guest rooms, lobby, and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Plaza at Moanalua

By |2018-01-12T13:33:31+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick and Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Sound Building Systems Hawaii, Inc. (SBSH) to provide waterproofing consulting services to the roof of the assisted living facility,  Plaza at Moanalua located in Honolulu. The Plaza at Moanalua is a 156 - bed rental assisted living community. The roofing design consists of 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

Safeway – San Antonio Plaza

By |2018-01-11T11:00:36+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick and Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by MCG Architects (MCGA) to provide waterproofing and vapor barrier consulting services for the construction of a new Safeway store located in Mountain View, California. San Antonio Plaza Safeway is a new 65,000 SF single story steel and concrete framed retail grocery store. The exterior cladding

Private Residence – Bellevue

By |2018-01-12T13:44:15+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the homeowner to provide construction monitoring services for water intrusion rehabilitation. ABBAE provided on site construction monitoring services for selected areas of repair for this single family residence in Bellevue. Our scope of work included monitoring and observation of the exterior wall systems which

Celadon at 9th and Broadway

By |2018-02-06T10:08:44+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by SVA Architects, Inc. (formerly MVE Institutional, Inc.) for building enclosure consulting services for the proposed Celadon at 9th and Broadway, a mixed-use affordable housing project in San Diego, California. The approximately 25,000 SF project site is envisioned to be a mixed-use facility with approximately

Private Residence – Beverly Hills

By |2018-01-12T13:42:19+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 Beverly Hills. The house is a single story 12,000 SF ranch configuration. Exterior walls are smooth steel trowel finish stucco and stone tile fascia. The roof is

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 – Lake Arrowhead California

By |2018-01-12T13:47:09+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 Lake Arrowhead. The house is approximately 7,800 SF, 5-story residence with a wood framed and stucco structure and an artificial slate roof. ABBAE services included visual investigation,

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

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

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.

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

Irvine Company – Cherry Orchard Apartments

By |2018-02-07T08:03:26+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Law Offices of Miller Morton Caillat and Nevis to perform forensic investigation, remedial design, litigation support and arbitration services for Cherry Orchard Apartment Community located in Sunnyvale, California, owned and operated by the Irvine Company Apartment Communities (TICAC). Cherry Orchard is a resort

Tradewinds Terrace HOA

By |2018-01-12T16:42:31+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the HOA to provide construction defect litigation and repair design services for a 10 building, 110-unit condominium complex in San Jose. ABBAE performed a detailed forensic investigation and evaluation of the property, providing recommendations for siding replacement. The assessment was to determine the actual

3501 Laguna Street HOA

By |2018-01-12T14:27:47+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Homeowner Association (HOA) to provide leak investigation, remedial design and construction phase services to a 24-unit building in San Francisco. 3501 Laguna is at a major intersection in the Marina District and highly-visible. The condominium building has three levels of wood-frame housing over

San Pedro Commons

By |2018-02-06T10:24:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by MidPen Housing Corporation for building envelope consulting services for San Pedro Commons, affordable residential apartments for seniors located in Colma. ABBAE provided construction design and administration services including design consultation, the preparation of details, specifications and contracts, bidding assistance, and construction administration. ABBAE prepared

Harbor Pointe HOA

By |2018-01-12T14:00:52+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Harbor Pointe Homeowners Association to provide forensic investigation of failed building components related to the exterior shingle siding of a 47-unit complex in Alameda. The 25-year old complex has 47 townhomes in 30 buildings. ABBAE provided services during destructive testing, attended board meetings,

Pointe Pacific HOA

By |2017-12-12T10:47:59+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the HOA to provide forensic investigation of the building envelope and provide reports regarding the siding, decks, stairs, roof and window systems. Pointe Pacific is a 400-unit, 40-building complex, located high on the hill in Daly City. ABBAE provided investigation and recommendations for roof repairs on

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

Boca Raton Condominiums

By |2018-01-12T13:56:32+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP (Fenton Grant) to provide Forensic Investigation and Water Testing for Boca Raton Condominiums. The Boca Raton Condominium is a 7-story, podium type mid-rise building with exterior stucco finish. ABBAE anticipates accessing various exterior conditions utilizing swing stages.

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

HACSC – Morrone Gardens Senior Housing

By |2018-01-12T14:42:05+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided investigation, design and construction administration services for the repair and renovation of a 102-unit complex owned by the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC). Morrone Gardens is a Senior Living Residential Facility in San Jose. The three-story building is wood-frame, with built up

BRE Pinnacle Crow Canyon

By |2018-02-07T08:09:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided architectural-engineering consulting services for hardboard siding repair and replacement at a 400-unit luxury apartment community owned and managed by a large Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). ABBAE was retained to provide roofing, waterproofing, and building envelope consulting services. Scope included water testing, destructive testing and remedial

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

BRE Lawrence Station

By |2018-01-12T14:45:14+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by BRE Properties to provide construction monitoring and site observation services for the Lawrence Station Apartment and mixed-use project located in Sunnyvale, California. Lawrence Station is 338 residential apartment for-rent unites in four stories of residential and four stories of residential over concrete podium which also

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

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

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

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

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,

Santana Row – Block 6B

By |2018-02-06T10:32:46+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Federal Investment Realty Trust (FRIT) to provide building enclosure consulting services at 3003 Olin Avenue at Santana Row in San Jose, California. The Block 6B project consists of two 4-story wood framed multi-family residential buildings over a common reinforced concrete below-grade parking structure. The

San Clemente Place

By |2018-01-12T14:30:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation for water intrusion related to an affordable housing complex in Corte Madera, California. San Clemente Place has two and three-story wood-frame buildings containing 79 units and a leasing office. The three-building complex has stucco and cement board exterior cladding with EIFS

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 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

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 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

Waikiki Skyliner AOAO

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

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided forensic investigation and remedial design alternatives for lanai leaks in a 122-unit, 20-story concrete residential tower in Honolulu, Hawaii. The structure included concrete lanais utilizing sliding glass doors for lanai access. The sliding glass door unit included fixed windows on each side as part of the

BRE Solstice Apartments

By |2018-01-12T15:44:08+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by BRE Properties, Inc. for construction phase services for the BRE Solstice Apartments located in Sunnyvale, California. The project is approximately 279 new residential apartment units that tower over a concrete podium with retail space at the street level. There will be a pool on-grade

Avalon ParcSquare

By |2018-01-12T15:45:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) was retained by AvalonBay Communities to perform leak investigation and roofing evaluation at Avalon ParcSquare Apartment Complex in Redmond. Avalon ParcSquare is 124-unit complex that has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, ranging from 763 SF to 1,614 SF. ABBAE provided remedial repair design and construction administration

Hale Pohaku AOAO

By |2018-01-12T15:18:36+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform forensic investigation and provide remedial design alternatives for leaks related to a concrete parking structure with a rooftop tennis court in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. ABBAE met with building maintenance staff, reviewed as-built drawings and maintenance reports and performed limited destructive testing on a single

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

Avalon Dublin Station

By |2018-01-12T15:27:26+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by AvalonBay Communities for building envelope, waterproofing and roofing consulting services for Dublin Station a mix-use project in Dublin, California. Phase two consists of two 5-level residential buildings, which together will include approximately 500 units in loft, studio, and 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms, as

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

Fashion Valley Mall

By |2018-01-11T11:11:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the general contractor to provide investigation and remedial repair solutions for water leaks at a retail center in San Diego, California. The Fashion Valley Mall (Fashion Valley) was experiencing leaks and moisture damage at bridges, elevated walkways, adjacent building wall sills, as well as

Escondido Promenade

By |2018-01-11T11:13:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Federal Investment Realty Trust (FRIT) to provide building envelope leak investigation for Escondido Promenade located at 1266 Auto Park Way in Escondido, California. Escondido Promenade is a 222,000 SF shopping center, constructed in 1987. Significant water intrusion occurred after a facade renovation, a PVC

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

Wal-Mart Las Vegas

By |2018-01-11T11:15:50+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide full-time roof inspection services for all new construction of Wal-Mart stores in the Las Vegas metropolitan area. Wal-Mart Stores requires full-time roof inspection and construction monitoring at all new stores during construction throughout the greater Las Vegas area. ABBAE provided full and part-time

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

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

United States Courthouse – San Diego

By |2018-01-12T10:54:33+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Hensel Phelps Construction Company (HPC) for waterproofing construction monitoring services for the New United States Courthouse in San Diego. The building is a 16-story, 467,000 GSF steel and concrete framed structure that houses 14 Federal courtrooms and 21 chambers. ABBAE has been retained to

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 Palo Alto – Mitchell Park Library

By |2018-01-12T12:03:26+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Turner Construction Company to provide curtain wall and glazing system consulting services for the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center in Palo Alto, California. The building consists of a 56,000 SF structure that includes a two-story library and a single-story community center

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 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

UC San Francisco – Institute of Regenerative Medicine

By |2018-01-11T10:35:06+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by UCSF to provide Peer Review and Water Test Monitoring on the new Institute of Regenerative Medicine (IRM) building in San Francisco. The IRM is a 73,000 SF steel-framed building on a contoured hillside site. The building is one to three stories and suspended over

Los Angeles Law Library

By |2018-01-12T11:31:42+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Los Angeles County Law Library to provide investigation and assessment services of the library and top levels of an adjacent parking garage. The Law Library campus includes the original building, a six-story concrete structure completed in 1953 which contains administrative services and six

University of Chicago Medical Center

By |2018-01-11T10:32:43+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Rafael Vinoly Architects to provide waterproofing and roofing design and construction administration services for the University of Chicago for their new Hospital Pavilion in Chicago. The new hospital pavilion is an innovative patient care facility which will combine services currently located at multiple facilities

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

UC Santa Cruz – Science and Engineering Library

By |2017-12-13T07:17:23+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the University of California, Santa Cruz to conduct an extensive forensic investigation and evaluation to remedy significant roof leaks that were threatening a collection of rare and special books. The investigation included interviews with the maintenance staff to determine the location of leaks and map out

UC San Diego – Student Services Center

By |2018-01-11T12:38:08+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to provide leak investigation services at the newly-constructed Student Services Center on the main campus. Completed and open for the fall of 2007, the five-story steel-frame building is over 100,000 SF and houses multiple departments including Financial

Channing House Senior Housing

By |2018-01-12T15:52:07+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed concrete spall repair and roof replacement evaluation, design, and construction management services for this 11-story senior housing building. ABBAE was retained to provide an evaluation of roof, underlying insulation, extensive leaking, balcony decks, plaza deck waterproofing, concrete walls and patios. We also provided design and construction

UC San Diego – University House

By |2018-01-11T12:41:54+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided a physical needs assessment on an historic University building. ABBAE was retained by IS Architecture to provide a reconstruction feasibility study for the University House at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). ABBAE’s scope of work included investigation and assessment of the roofing systems, exterior

Kaiser Medical Office Buildings

By |2018-01-11T10:47:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the general contractor to provide leak investigation and remedial design services on two Medical Office Buildings (MOB) in Irvine, California. The first building is 110,000 SF, four-story building and includes a surgery center. The second medical office building is a 145,000 SF, six-story, structure

Sweetwater Union High School District

By |2018-01-11T12:03:15+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided peer review and waterproofing services for the Sweetwater Union School District (SUHSD) as part of a bond program. Working with Gilbane and the SUHSD, ABBAE provided peer review services for nine schools, a combination of modernization and new construction projects. The schools included: School / City

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

Wilshire Hotel

By |2018-01-12T11:15:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the building owner to provide building enclosure consulting services for the adoptive re-use building that is located at 6317 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. The project included a conversion of an existing 66,044 SF 6-story office building into a hotel. The building has

San Francisco State University – Cesar Chavez Student Center

By |2018-01-11T12:18:02+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) was retained by San Francisco State University (SFSU) to provide forensic investigation and remedial repair solutions for water leaks related to the exterior of a community building on a college campus. The Cesar Chavez Student Center at SFSU was originally built in 1975. The concrete building has

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

Santa Clara University – Bannan Hall

By |2018-01-11T12:22:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Santa Clara University (SCU) to provide forensic investigation and construction management services for exterior cladding issues occurring at Bannan Hall on the SCU campus. Bannan Hall was completed in 1991. The three-story, 90,000 SF steel-frame building contains SCU’s civil and mechanical engineering schools. ABBAE

JW Marriott – Ihilani Resort and Spa

By |2018-01-12T10:39:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide a comprehensive report on the building envelope condition of an 18-story hotel tower, spa and parking garage. The 387-room JW Marriott Ihilani was built in 1994. The main hotel is an 18-story concrete tower with 17 stories above grade and one level below.

Beau Rivage Hotel

By |2018-01-12T11:23:00+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide damage assessment, design services and construction details to repair a hurricane-damaged resort in Mississippi. The Beau Rivage Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi suffered major roof damage during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We responded quickly to the needs of our client in an effort to

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

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

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

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