Waterproofing

UC San Francisco – Institute of Regenerative Medicine

2020-05-21T11:14:36-07:00

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 the hillside

University of Chicago Medical Center

2020-04-20T14:28:40-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Rafael Vinoly Architects to provide waterproofing and roofing design and construction administration services for the University of Chicago for their new Hospital Pavilion in Chicago. The new hospital pavilion is an innovative patient care facility which will combine services currently located at multiple facilities within the

City of Livermore – Municipal Buildings

2020-05-15T14:55:11-07:00

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 and window

University of Hawaii – Cancer Research Center of Hawaii

2020-04-20T14:31:11-07:00

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 the campus

UC Santa Cruz – Science and Engineering Library

2017-12-13T07:17:23-08:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the University of California, Santa Cruz to conduct an extensive forensic investigation and evaluation to remedy significant roof leaks that were threatening a collection of rare and special books. The investigation included interviews with the maintenance staff to determine the location of leaks and map out

Channing House Senior Housing

2020-04-20T14:31:16-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) performed concrete spall repair and roof replacement evaluation, design, and construction management services for this 11-story senior housing building. ABBAE was retained to provide an evaluation of roof, underlying insulation, extensive leaking, balcony decks, plaza deck waterproofing, concrete walls and patios. We also provided design and construction management services.

UC San Diego – Student Services Center

2020-04-20T14:30:10-07:00

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 Aid, Admissions

UC San Diego – University House

2020-04-20T14:30:57-07:00

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 walls and

Kaiser Medical Office Buildings

2020-04-20T14:31:20-07:00

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 that houses

San Francisco State University – Cesar Chavez Student Center

2020-04-20T14:32:45-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) was retained by San Francisco State University (SFSU) to provide forensic investigation and remedial repair solutions for water leaks related to the exterior of a community building on a college campus. The Cesar Chavez Student Center at SFSU was originally built in 1975. The concrete building has three levels

San Jose State University – Duncan Hall

2020-04-20T14:32:48-07:00

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 department. The

Santa Clara University – Bannan Hall

2020-04-20T14:32:37-07:00

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 proposed a

Ohlone College

2020-04-20T14:32:04-07:00

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 gauge metal

Wilshire Hotel

2020-04-20T14:31:23-07:00

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 a basement

2230 Kalakaua

2020-05-21T11:12:57-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by MGA Architecture to provide waterproofing peer review services for a new mixed-use building in Honolulu.  2230 Kalakaua is a five-story steel-frame building with glass and granite curtain walls and a garden roof.  The retail/office building is included in the Waikiki Special Design District. ABBAE provided peer

Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

2020-04-20T14:34:21-07:00

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 development of

Embassy Suites Hotel

2020-04-20T14:34:33-07:00

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 rooms and

Beau Rivage Hotel

2020-04-20T14:34:51-07:00

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 get the

Bellagio Hotel

2020-04-20T14:34:55-07:00

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 included built-up

Palms at Waikiki

2020-04-20T14:32:51-07:00

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 termites were

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort

2020-04-20T14:33:00-07:00

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 buildings. ABBAE

Sunnyvale Town Center

2020-05-21T11:13:04-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the property owner to provide expert testimony on construction defects on below-grade waterproofing and leaks. The Sunnyvale Town Center has four levels of below-grade parking and six stories of commercial office space above. The below-grade structure was shotcrete construction and experienced significant failures. The scope of

Pioneer Plaza

2020-04-20T14:38:55-07:00

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 of the

Hollywood Palladium

2020-04-20T14:39:01-07:00

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 repair recommendations

Oracle Headquarters

2020-04-20T14:39:15-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Oracle to provide investigation, design and various construction phase services. ABBAE has provided building enclosure consulting services to Oracle Corporation in Redwood Shores, California for more than 7 years. The Oracle Parkway buildings are mid-rise steel framed office towers. They are clad in an aluminum and

The Getty Center

2018-03-12T14:39:27-07:00

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.

Marina Harbor

2020-05-21T11:06:03-07:00

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

Louis Vuitton – City Center Suites

2020-04-20T14:39:32-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) was retained by Austin General Contracting, Inc. (AGC)  for vertical waterproofing and construction observation services for Louis Vuitton retail store located at City Center suites 103, 203 and 303. ABBAE reviewed the installation of the waterproofing system for conformance with industry standards, manufacturer’s requirements and the project drawings. ABBAE

Hermes Flagship Retail Store

2020-04-20T14:39:35-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Montes Laudano Architects (MLA) for building envelope consulting services and engineering design of a solar energy system for the Hermès Flagship Retail Store. This project entailed renovation of an existing 4-story building of approximately 23,000 SF.  The renovation included structural changes to the building as well

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

2020-04-20T14:39:49-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided waterproofing design and details, construction administration and construction monitoring for the development and construction of 107 new one- and two-bedroom luxury residences and the new 14,000 square foot spa. ABBAE worked with both the Architect and the Owner to design waterproofing details and specifications for this project and

North Park Apartments – The Pines

2020-04-20T14:42:38-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by The Irvine Apartment Company (TIACC) to provide forensic investigation, remedial design solutions, and construction phase services for a large apartment complex located at North Park Apartments in San Jose, California. The Pines is a 414 unit residential complex with studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

North Park Apartments – The Laurels

2020-04-20T14:42:28-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by The Irvine Apartment Company (TIACC) to provide forensic investigation, remedial design solutions, and construction phase services for a large apartment complex located at North Park Apartments in San Jose, California. The Laurels is a 535 unit residential complex with studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

North Park Apartments – The Oaks

2020-04-20T14:42:34-07:00

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by The Irvine Apartment Company (TIACC) to provide forensic investigation, remedial design solutions, and construction phase services for a large apartment complex located at North Park Apartments in San Jose, California. The Oaks is a 388 unit residential complex with studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.