Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. was retained by the Lauriedale Home Owners Association (HOA), representing residents of a 328-unit condominium property in San Mateo, California.

Lauriedale was originally constructed as apartments and converted to condominiums. The 13 residential buildings are wood-framed with T1-11 plywood or wood lap siding. The complex also contains a clubhouse constructed of similar materials.

It was determined that the siding needed to be replaced and the HOA had passed a special assessment to fund this project, based on contractor cost estimates. Previous repair work included roof replacement and recommendations for siding repair.

Allana Buick & Bers reviewed previous cost estimates and reports, then performed a visual survey of the exterior building envelope conditions of a test building. This included assessment of the siding conditions and damage patterns related to overall building envelope conditions. Structural review of the condition of the framing and random sampling/testing to assist in updating cost estimates and reports were also part of the scope of work.

Allana Buick & Bers then provided a set of remedial repair/replacement construction documents for competitive bidding, assisted the HOA during the bid phase and provided construction administration and monitoring services.