Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided design and construction management services for the repair and renovation of the 48 acre Marina Harbor apartment complex.
The 846 units are built on a one level concrete podium that serves as parking for tenants and guests. The common areas between the units consist of 24 1-acre spaces for recreation, gathering space, swimming pools and spas. Each podium has a twelve-inch (12″) structural slab with a built-up asphalt system above it and a topping slab of two and a half inches (2.5″) poured over the built-up system. In order to make the necessary repairs, the topping slab was demolished. The columns below the podium deck were reinforced with a pre-cast form system and carbon fiber wraps around the columns to provide the code-required strength.
ABBAE concurrently construction managed the facade replacement of the building window slides and patio deck repair and renovations. ABBAE improved the waterproofing and drainage system design on the podiums, saving the owner over $2.5M through value engineering studies on this $40M renovation project.
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