Allana Buick and Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Sound Building Systems Hawaii, Inc. (SBSH) to provide waterproofing consulting services to the roof of the assisted living facility, Plaza at Moanalua located in Honolulu.
The Plaza at Moanalua is a 156 – bed rental assisted living community. The roofing design consists of a combination of flat roofs, standing-seam hipped roofs, and hipped mansards with split-pitch conditions. It was reported that leaks were developing at the transition between the pitches in some of the areas currently installed.
ABBAE was asked to peer-review the shop drawings and other documents provided by SBSH. ABBAE also visited the construction site and inspected the installed conditions by preforming water testing at various roof locations.
After water testing, ABBAE suggested remedial leak repair solutions and returned to complete a second phase of water testing to observe that corrections were made.