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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 2000, BellCentre has studio, one and two-bedroom units, a fitness center, business office and rooftop patio.

ABBAE was retained to investigate building failures throughout the complex, focusing on the podium planter box waterproofing, podium blistering, spalled concrete at selected balconies, window wood trim dry rot and potential window water intrusion.