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 style apartment community with Spanish Colonial style architecture. Cherry Orchard consists of six buildings, offering one, two and three bedroom floorplans, including town homes.
ABBA met with the client, reviewed as-built drawings and maintenance reports, and performed limited destructive testing. ABBAE provided investigation, emergency design services with emergency repairs to Cherry Orchard gutters, exterior catwalks, stair towers, private decks and podium. ABBAE also prepared technical specifications and details for various construction documents.
ABBAE provided forensic investigation of the building envelope to assist in a construction defect litigation settlement with the developer. The following scope of services were provided: visual investigation, water testing, destructive testing, building evaluation, leak investigation, study of plaintiffs/defendants reports, research, preparation of reports, depositions, expert witness testimony and other related services.