Forensic

Hale Kehau AOAO

2020-04-17T15:43:32-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to provide forensic investigation and remedial design alternatives for leaks related to condominium roofs and a concrete parking structure, which served as a roof top tennis court at a residential apartment complex located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. ABBAE provided roof investigation for multi-structure condominium buildings, common pool facilities,

Hawaii Convention Center

2020-04-20T12:15:51-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the State of Hawaii and Architects Hawaii, Ltd. to provide design assistance and waterproofing consulting services to the Hawaii Tourism Authority/SMG Hawaii convention center located in Honolulu. Constructed in 1997, the 1.1 million SF convention center is a partially open-air facility consisting of extensive outdoor planters,

Waateekaa Train Museum

2020-05-21T11:21:10-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 sites in

Private Residence – Beverly Hills

2020-04-20T12:45:31-07:00December 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 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 a low

Private Residence – Los Altos Hills California

2020-04-20T12:44:20-07:00December 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

Private Residence – Santa Barbara

2020-04-20T13:05:59-07:00December 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 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 Roofing Defects

Boca Raton Condominiums

2020-04-20T13:07:31-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Fenton Grant Mayfield Kaneda & Litt, LLP (Fenton Grant) to provide Forensic Investigation and Water Testing for Boca Raton Condominiums. The Boca Raton Condominium is a 7-story, podium type mid-rise building with exterior stucco finish. ABBAE anticipates accessing various exterior conditions utilizing swing stages. Our services

Sky Condominiums

2020-04-20T13:08:09-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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. ABBAE services

Pointe Pacific HOA

2017-12-12T10:47:59-08:00December 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

Ryland Mews

2020-05-21T11:19:23-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 a one

Irvine Company – Cherry Orchard Apartments

2020-04-20T13:08:29-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the Law Offices of Miller Morton Caillat and Nevis to perform forensic investigation, remedial design, litigation support and arbitration services for Cherry Orchard Apartment Community located in Sunnyvale, California, owned and operated by the Irvine Company Apartment Communities (TICAC). Cherry Orchard is a resort style apartment

Luna Di Lusso HOA

2020-04-20T13:06:47-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to investigate the building exterior and windows for the Luna Di Lusso Condominium Complex. The complex is a 4.5 acre site located in the Lake Las Vegas Master Association in Henderson, Nevada. There are 170 units in two buildings each containing 85 residential units. ABBAE scope of

Santana Row – Building 7

2020-04-20T14:05:14-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Federal Investment Realty Trust (FRIT) to provide leak investigation services for Building 7 at 377 Santana Row in San Jose, California. Building #7 Santana Row is a mixed-use residential and retail project consisting of structural steel buildings built over a post tension reinforced concrete podium slab

BRE Pinnacle Galleria

2020-04-20T14:04:44-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

900 Green Street HOA

2020-04-20T13:08:53-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 nearly all

HACSC – Morrone Gardens Senior Housing

2020-04-20T14:05:19-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 and composition

San Clemente Place

2020-04-20T14:05:28-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 trim at

Hokua AOAO

2020-04-20T14:01:06-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by the AOAO to provide remedial design, engineering and construction phase services of the domestic hot water PEX system replacement for the 272-unit Hokua building. The 272-unit building was experiencing water intrusion from the domestic hot water heaters and distribution piping (PEX) and valves in multiple units

Hale Pohaku AOAO

2020-04-20T14:00:55-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained to perform forensic investigation and provide remedial design alternatives for leaks related to a concrete parking structure with a rooftop tennis court in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. ABBAE met with building maintenance staff, reviewed as-built drawings and maintenance reports and performed limited destructive testing on a single level parking

Archstone University Towne Center

2020-04-20T14:07:49-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 limited destructive

Waikiki Skyliner AOAO

2020-04-20T14:07:20-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) provided forensic investigation and remedial design alternatives for lanai leaks in a 122-unit, 20-story concrete residential tower in Honolulu, Hawaii. The structure included concrete lanais utilizing sliding glass doors for lanai access. The sliding glass door unit included fixed windows on each side as part of the complete unit.

Escondido Promenade

2020-04-20T14:08:39-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 roof replamcent,

NAWS – China Lake – Weapons and Armaments Technical Center

2020-04-20T14:18:12-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE) was retained by Barnhart-Beatty Balfour (Barnhart) to prepare a roof condition assessment for The Weapons & Armaments Technical Center (P-745), located at 2471 Parsons Road, China Lake, California. The Weapons & Armaments Technical Center (P-745)  is a 177,718 SF research and development facility for U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Weapons

County of San Mateo – Hall of Justice

2020-04-20T14:27:15-07:00December 9th, 2017|

Allana Buick & Bers, Inc (ABBAE) was retained by the County of San Mateo for consulting services related to partial roof evaluation for the cooling tower roof well at the Hall of Justice Building located in Redwood City, California. The facility consists of 8-level building with basement. The executive officer/clerk and jury commissioner, administration, criminal,

Travis Air Force Base

2020-04-20T14:27:12-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 areas that

UC Davis – Mondavi Center for Performing Arts

2020-04-20T14:29:57-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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, production and

UC Santa Cruz – Science and Engineering Library

2017-12-13T07:17:23-08:00December 9th, 2017|

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

San Francisco State University – Cesar Chavez Student Center

2020-04-20T14:32:45-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

Santa Clara University – Bannan Hall

2020-04-20T14:32:37-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort

2020-04-20T14:33:00-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

Embassy Suites Hotel

2020-04-20T14:34:33-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

Sunnyvale Town Center

2020-05-21T11:13:04-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

Hollywood Palladium

2020-04-20T14:39:01-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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

Ocean View Center

2020-04-20T14:39:18-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 repairs by

The Getty Center

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

2020-04-20T14:36:34-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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 parapets, and

North Park Apartments – The Oaks

2020-04-20T14:42:34-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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.

North Park Apartments – The Pines

2020-04-20T14:42:38-07:00December 9th, 2017|

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.