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HACSC – Julian Gardens

By |2018-02-06T09:27:43+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="180"] 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

City of Seattle Fire Department Headquarters

By |2018-01-12T10:10:43+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="60"] 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

Avalon Hayes Valley

By |2018-01-12T13:20:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="108"] 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

Hacienda Commons Apartments

By |2018-01-12T13:25:07+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="111"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided a summary rehabilitation report and prepared construction documents including schematic design and details for the complete rehabilitation of 10 buildings consisting of 280 units. Rehabilitation work included plumbing, domestic hot water systems, structural, seismic, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, stucco, site drainage and landscaping.ABBAE also assisted with obtaining

Tiffany Court Apartments

By |2017-12-13T08:31:32+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed due diligence investigation  and provided a written report during the 30 day escrow period prior to purchase of the building for a west coast Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). This comprehensive study, completed under the guidelines of ASTM (American Society for Testing of Materials) Standard E-2018, enabled the

Waateekaa Train Museum

By |2018-01-11T09:18:32+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="10"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided investigation of the exterior siding for the Waateekaa Train Museum located on the plaza at the Bechtel corporate headquarters in downtown San Francisco. The museum is a replica of the 18 meter long wooden train car that was used to move the Bechtel family between construction

Kapi´olani Medical Center at Pali Momi

By |2018-01-11T10:30:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="24"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide investigation, remedial design and construction services for building repair. The Kapi’olani Medical Center at Pali Momi was completed in 1989 to serve West Oahu. The two-tower complex contains a 116-bed hospital facility with an adjacent medical office building (MOB). The hospital is a

Arioso HOA

By |2018-01-12T13:29:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id=112"] 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

Private Residence – Lake Arrowhead California

By |2018-01-12T13:47:09+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="121"] 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,

HACSC – Lenzen Gardens

By |2018-01-12T13:52:20+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="122"] 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 San Jose. Lenzen Gardens is a 94-unit senior housing development with common areas. The two and three-story wood-frame buildings surrounding a

Private Residence – Santa Barbara

By |2018-01-12T13:46:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="120"] 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

201 Marshall Street

By |2018-01-12T13:36:42+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="114"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Raintree Partners (Raintree) to provide building envelope consulting services for the new multi-family residential construction project located 201 Marshall Street in Redwood City, California. 201 Marshall is a five level residential building. One level of the garage structure is subterranean, and its upper two

HACSC – Cypress Gardens Senior Housing

By |2018-01-12T13:54:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="123"] 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 San Jose. Cypress Gardens is a 125-unit senior housing development with common area.  The two and three-story wood-frame buildings surrounding a

Private Residence – Mercer Island

By |2018-01-12T13:42:50+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="118"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by AOME Architects to provide peer review and construction details for new construction of a single family residence on Mercer Island. The Mercer Island Residence is a two-story, 7,000 SF home on a sloped site. The waterfront side is slab on grade and the front

Private Residence – Bellevue

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

[sliderpro id="119"] 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

Private Residence – Beverly Hills

By |2018-01-12T13:42:19+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="117"] 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

Olive Way Mixed Use

By |2018-02-06T10:20:01+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Paragon Realty for building envelope consulting services for the mixed-use apartment projects located at 1650 E. Olive Way, in Seattle, Washington. Olive Way is an approximately 90,000 SF, 7-story building that includes 76 residential, 2 live-work units, retail/ office uses at the street level, and one

San Pedro Commons

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

[sliderpro id="183"] 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

South City Lights HOA

By |2018-02-06T11:42:19+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="192"] 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

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

Irvine Company – Crescent Village

By |2018-01-12T14:20:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="132"] 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|

[sliderpro id="182"] 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|

[sliderpro id="130"] 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|

[sliderpro id="129"] 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

Tradewinds Terrace HOA

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

[sliderpro id="177"] 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

Lauriedale HOA

By |2018-01-12T14:01:48+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="126"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Lauriedale Home Owners Association (HOA), representing residents of a 328-unit condominium property in San Mateo, California. Lauriedale was originally constructed as apartments and converted to condominiums. The 13 residential buildings are wood-framed with T1-11 plywood or wood lap siding. The complex also contains

3501 Laguna Street HOA

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

[sliderpro id="135"] 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

Harbor Pointe HOA

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

[sliderpro id="125"] 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,

Union Lofts

By |2018-01-12T14:23:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="133"] 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

Santana Row – Block 6B

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

[sliderpro id="184"] 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|

[sliderpro id="136"] 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|

[sliderpro id="147"] 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|

[sliderpro id="149"] 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

BRE Pinnacle BellCentre

By |2018-01-12T15:13:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="152"] 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

BRE Lawrence Station

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

[sliderpro id="144"] 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

900 Green Street HOA

By |2018-01-12T15:05:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="150"] 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|

[sliderpro id="139"] 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|

[sliderpro id="151"] 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,

HACSC – Morrone Gardens Senior Housing

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

[sliderpro id="143"] 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

Avalon Dublin Station

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

[sliderpro id="156"] 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

Archstone University Towne Center

By |2018-01-12T15:29:13+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="157"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to investigate existing conditions and provide remedial repair alternatives related to wood-framed balcony decks at an apartment community in La Jolla, CA. To evaluate the existing construction of the structure for the purposes of preparing remedial designs, ABBAE met with building maintenance staff and observed

The Fillmore Center

By |2018-01-12T15:35:14+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="159"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the building owner to provide investigation, design and construction phase services to a multi-family high-rise building in San Francisco. The Fillmore Center has two 18-story towers and contains more than 1,100 units. Street-level area contains commercial and retail space. ABBAE was retained by the

BRE Solstice Apartments

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

[sliderpro id="162"] 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

1010 Wilshire

By |2018-02-06T10:49:38+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="185"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided building envelope consulting services for the adaptive reuse of a former AT&T commercial office building. 1010 Wilshire is a 16 story high-rise residential building with 227 units. ABBAE provided roofing and waterproofing consulting on the conversion of the existing concrete building and for the new construction

Kapi’olani Tower AOAO

By |2018-01-12T15:40:47+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="161"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Kapi’olani Tower AOAO to provide waterproofing consulting services and construction details for Kapi’olani Tower in Honolulu. The 23 story concrete building has 189 residential units, street-level retail and five levels of above-grade parking. Other features include a separate ground-level residential lobby, a rooftop

Avalon 55 Ninth Street

By |2018-01-12T15:20:22+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="155"] 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

Fashion Valley Mall

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

[sliderpro id="37"] 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|

[sliderpro id="38"] 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|

[sliderpro id="35"] 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

San Jose International Airport – Terminal Expansion

By |2018-01-12T11:09:11+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="84"] 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 Newport Beach – City Hall

By |2018-01-12T11:01:55+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="80"] 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|

[sliderpro id="99"] 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

Reno Post Office

By |2018-01-12T11:04:03+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="81"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of Reno to perform due diligence and property assessment services for the downtown Post Office. The Reno Post Office is a historical landmark, built in 1934 and is a good example of art-deco architecture. The City is investigating purchasing the building from

City of Walnut Creek – Facilities Assessment

By |2018-01-12T11:06:16+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="83"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the City of Walnut Creek to complete a facility condition assessment using ASTM E-2018 as a guideline. The four city-owned recreational and historic buildings included a steel and concrete frame building wood-frame buildings with glu-lam structural elements. ABBAE prepared replacement value calculations and recommendations,

Travis Air Force Base

By |2018-01-12T11:20:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="88"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Hal Hays Construction, Inc. (HHCI) to perform thermal imaging and building assessments to multiple facilities at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California. As part of a base-wide energy efficiencies upgrade program, ABBAE performed a cursory review of the exterior building envelope to identify

County of Placer – South County Adult Correctional Facility

By |2018-02-06T11:24:08+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="189"] 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

City of Livermore – Municipal Buildings

By |2018-01-12T11:26:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="90"] 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

Los Angeles Law Library

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

[sliderpro id="92"] 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

City of Covina – Joslyn Senior Center

By |2018-01-12T11:35:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="94"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide building envelope review and roofing systems evaluation for the Joslyn Senior Center in Covina, California. The Joslyn Center is a single-story wood-frame building with slab-on-grade concrete foundation. Exterior cladding is primarily cement plaster with wood siding and trim. Roof systems include a low-slope

UC San Francisco – Institute of Regenerative Medicine

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

[sliderpro id="26"] 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

Shriners Hospital for Children

By |2018-01-11T10:37:00+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="27"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Shriners Hospital and the general contractor to provide construction monitoring of waterproofing and building systems. The new $79 million medial center at the Shriners Hospital for Children is a three building, 150,000 SF complex with 24 inpatient beds. The 6.5 acre site also

UC San Diego – University House

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

[sliderpro id="58"] 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

Sweetwater Union High School District

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

[sliderpro id="49"] 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

Kaiser Medical Office Buildings

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

[sliderpro id="30"] 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

UC Davis – Mondavi Center for Performing Arts

By |2018-01-11T12:05:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="50"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the University of California Davis (UCD) to provide building enclosure expert consulting services for leaks in the newly-constructed Mondavi Center for Performing Arts located on the UCD campus. The Mondavi Center is a 104,000 SF, steel framed building containing two performance venues with performance,

University of Hawaii – Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

By |2018-01-11T10:44:03+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="29"] 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 Davis – Segundo Dining Commons

By |2018-01-11T11:59:00+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="48"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the university to provide a building condition assessment of a partially constructed campus building. The University of California, Davis asked ABBAE to provide an assessment of The Segundo Dining Commons, a steel-frame building with pre-cast concrete and structural steel framework exteriors. Construction was halted

UC San Diego – Student Services Center

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

[sliderpro id="57"] 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

Santa Clara University – Bannan Hall

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

[sliderpro id="55"] 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

Ohlone College

By |2018-01-11T12:24:38+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="56"] 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

Kenmore Junior High School

By |2018-01-11T12:08:13+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="51"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by NAC Architecture (NAC) to provide building envelope consulting services for the third phase of new construction and modernization of Kenmore High School. The project consisted of a 2-story classroom building and a commons/music/tech Ed/cafeteria building. ABBAE provided design, calculations, drawings, and specifications for all

Wilshire Hotel

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

[sliderpro id="86"] 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

SDCCD – Vocational Technology Center

By |2018-01-11T12:15:23+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="52"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) to provide construction monitoring services for the exterior wall and roof systems of a new campus building. The Career Technology Center (CTC) is an 85,000 SF, five-story steel frame building with a partial level below-grade. The building

San Jose State University – Duncan Hall

By |2018-01-11T12:19:27+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="54"] 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

JW Marriott – Ihilani Resort and Spa

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

[sliderpro id="70"] 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|

[sliderpro id="89"] 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

Bellagio Hotel

By |2018-01-12T10:43:37+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="72"] 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 Lagunamar Ocean Resort

By |2018-01-12T10:22:58+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="62"] 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

Royal Kahana AOAO

By |2018-01-12T15:57:32+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="167"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the AOAO to provide design and construction administration services on a condominium resort in Maui. ABBAE was retained by the AOAO to provide investigation, assessment and remedial design services for the condominium resort in Maui. The 12-story Royal Kahana is on Maui’s west shore

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort

By |2018-01-12T11:00:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="79"] 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|

[sliderpro id="74"] 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

Princeville Resort & Condominiums

By |2018-01-12T11:16:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="75"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform a variety of consulting and construction support services for the Princeville Resort & Condominium Vacation Ownership, a new resort hotel on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The resort and condominium complex has 366 units in seven 2 and 3 story residential buildings along

Terrace by the Sea Wedding Facility

By |2018-01-12T10:30:10+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="65"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Architects Hawai’i, Ltd. (AHL) to provide building envelope and waterproofing services for the Terrace by the Sea wedding facility at Kewalo, Honolulu. The Terrace by the Sea wedding facility is a 2-story, 23,000 SF Italianate style building proposed for a harbor-front site in the

Best Western Plaza Hotel

By |2018-01-12T10:34:51+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="68"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform a corrosion study and assessment of the exterior power transformer and interior switchgear located at the Best Western Plaza Hotel located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The evaluation included repair recommendations and associated cost projections. The original hotel structure and associated electrical equipment installation were

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

By |2018-01-12T11:05:34+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="82"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was selected by Architects Hawaii to provide building envelope consulting services for new construction of a resort for the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, Disney Vacation Development, Inc. and Disney Vacation Club Management Corporation. Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa is in the Ko Olina Resort

Embassy Suites Hotel

By |2018-01-12T10:37:56+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="69"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by an attorney to provide leak investigation services for construction defects at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Sacramento. The Embassy Suites is located in downtown Sacramento, adjacent to Old Sacramento. The eight-story concrete building includes a below-level parking garage, interior swimming pool, plaza decks, meeting

Ocean View Center

By |2018-01-11T09:58:08+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="19"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the building owner to provide forensic investigation and remedial repair solutions for water leaks related to the exterior of an eight story commercial office building. The building was experiencing water intrusion in multiple units on nearly all floors of the concrete mid-rise. Previous remedial

The Getty Center

By |2018-03-12T14:39:27+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the J. Paul Getty Trust (The Getty Center) to provide consulting services for leak remediation to their complex. The Getty Center is a cultural complex dedicated to visual arts and humanities. The expansion opened in 1997 and consists of six interconnected buildings, terraces, courtyards and gardens.

5050 Hopyard

By |2018-01-11T09:12:15+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="9"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation, construction defect litigation support and design services for a commercial office building in Pleasanton, California. 5050 Hopyard is a four story, steel frame building construction with aluminum frame window assemblies and exterior insulation finishing system (EIFS) at exterior floor levels, rooftop

Pioneer Plaza

By |2018-01-11T09:37:53+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="13"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform an evaluation of exterior building envelope components for the Pioneer Plaza office tower in Honolulu, Hawaii. The assessment included preparing a budget forecast and design options for repairs. Built in 1977, Pioneer Plaza is a 21-story commercial office building that was experiencing spalling

Hollywood Palladium

By |2018-01-11T09:48:41+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="14"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide investigation and assessment of water intrusion to the exterior walls following a 2008 renovation. ABBAE provided investigation services, including destructive testing to exposed waterproofing of the below grade portion of the building, located on the north side. Our report provided the client with

Pacific Athletic Club

By |2018-01-11T09:47:14+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="16"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the architect to provide roof and building envelope design and consulting on a high-end athletic club. Working closely with Form 4 Architecture of San Francisco, ABBAE prepared over 150 details for roofing, decking, drainage, building envelope components and interior features such as showers, restaurants

Marina Harbor

By |2018-01-12T16:08:12+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="169"] 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

San Diego International Airport

By |2018-01-12T11:48:56+00:00December 9th, 2017|

[sliderpro id="97"] Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the design-build team, Turner Construction and architect (HNTB) to provide Building Envelope Consulting Services, including Engineer of Record services, on the $907 million Terminal 2 Expansion at the San Diego International Airport. The curtain wall and storefront present a unique structural challenge due to