County of Santa Clara – Juvenile Detention Center

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABB), was retained by KMD Architects to provide peer review and waterproofing consulting services for the Santa Clara County Juvenile Detention Center.

The Juvenile Detention center is a 390 bed facility that also includes a Mental Health Clinic and a Medical Clinic.

ABB provided recommendations for waterproofing in regard to the admixture to the mortar and exterior face of the CMU blocks. After construction was completed, ABB was retained to assist in design of a repair method to seal cracks in the CMU blocks. Services provided during this project also included review of the construction details for the metal and built-up roofs.

ABB was later retained to recommend a method of sealing the walls of the old building, and to transition between the new and old roofs.