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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, California complex has 236 units and a surface parking lot.

ABBAE provided forensic investigation of the building envelope to assist BRE in a construction defect litigation settlement with the developer. Our investigative scope included leak investigation, assessment of the stucco exterior, tile roofing, metal flashing, sealants, topping slabs and gutters. The structural component included wood framing, stair support, stair railing support, the need to add sheer walls, and other related structural issues.

ABBAE’s expert witness testimony aided BRE in receiving funds for both immediate repair and budgeting for long term maintenance. After the settlement, we were retained to provide remedial design, bid support, construction administration, management and monitoring of the identified defects.