Carlmont High School – Performing Arts Center

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABB), 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 and offices. The concrete building has 65-foot walls, a steel roof truss system, CMU and stucco exterior and a glass curtain wall.

ABB was initially retained by the school district to provide consulting services for the development of a drainage and below-grade waterproofing system for the concrete foundation. Scope was revised to include review and evaluation of the curtain wall assembly. This encompassed review of subcontractor shop drawings for compliance with the construction documents, site visits for mock-up testing and review, sealant review, adhesion pull tests and water tests on completed sections of curtain wall.