Westend Living

Westend Living

Location: Marina Del Rey, Ca

Building Type: Mid-rise Residential Condos

Size: 6 Story Building over a 1 Story Parking Structure

Owner: Westend Living Homeowners Association

Property Manager:

Project Type: Reconstruction/ Defect Repairs

Position: Architect/Construction Manager

Company: A7 Group, Inc.

Date: 2014

Description: This building consisted of 6 levels of wood frame construction over a one level concrete parking structure. Only a few years after it was completed, it was experiencing extensive water intrusion from defective waterproofing techniques and design.  Construction defects and project repairs included severe dryrot at the roof and its necessary replacement, plumbing supply line and rooftop boiler issues. These issues materialized as stucco cracks, window leaks, exterior walkway decay and concrete podium leaks. A7 was commissioned to investigate the extent and prevalence of the issues and then design efforts to mitigate the damage and provide support in the reconstruction efforts. Rooftop anchors were not installed on the original building so A7 has been working with engineers and façade access consultants to design and integrate new structural davits. A7 Group Inc. also designed and developed new rooftop ventilation because no venting existed on the original roof. A7 prepared a full set of reconstruction drawings and bid documents, which include the detailed scope of repair.



San Diego Location:

700 2nd Street Unit C

Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: 760.945.3700

Fax: 760.945.3700

Los Angeles Location:

7080 Hollywood Blvd. Ste. 1100

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Phone: 323.303.3520

Fax: 323.303.3520

California Architects Board License - # C30918

Nevada License - # 6102

New Mexico License - # 004567

Colorado License - # 401530

Oregon License - # 6397

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