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About GCI Consultants

GCI is a team of highly experienced and dedicated experts in all aspects of the building envelope. Our primary focus is to provide value to our clients by assuring proper performance of the exterior glazing, wall, roofing and waterproofing systems as well as managing the impact of moisture on the interior of the building during and after the construction process. We assist by preventing problems in buildings under construction and by investigating problems and providing solutions for existing buildings with performance deficiencies. Our thousands of successful projects throughout North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean are a strong testament to our enduring contributions in every type of climate and region.

Next Generation of Construction Professionals

Next Generation of Construction Professionals How is the construction industry managing workforce development for the future? That's the topic Paul Beers of GCI Consultants discussed recently with guest Dr. Mittie Cannon on the Everything Building Envelope podcast. Dr. Cannon is the manager of workforce development with Amec Foster Wheeler, a global organization that provides services [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Construction|Comments Off on Next Generation of Construction Professionals

Pre-Glazed, Unitized, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors

Pre-Glazed, Unitized, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors Remarkable innovations in glazing were the focus of Paul Beer's discussion with Ray Crawford on the Everything Building Envelope podcast. Ray Crawford worked his way up from the ground floor of the Crawford-Tracey Corporation to his current position as president of the family business. The Crawford-Tracey Corporation is a [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Building Glazing Inspection, Hurricanes, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Pre-Glazed, Unitized, Impact-Resistant Windows and Doors

Waterproofing Exterior Walls

Waterproofing Exterior Walls It might take years to see the effects of moisture infiltration to the house, but the results can be structurally devastating and expensive to repair. Preventing water from entering through the exterior wall is one of the most challenging parts of construction. Waterproofing Methods A barrier system is commonly used to prevent [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Waterproofing Exterior Walls

GCI Consultants receives Committed to Engagement Award™

GCI Consultants proudly announces that it has just received the Committed To Engagement Award for the action they have taken to improve engagement in their business. The Committed to Engagement Award is independently verified and awarded by Engagement Multiplier – a global leader in improving employee engagement in the workplace.  To qualify for the award, [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Awards|Comments Off on GCI Consultants receives Committed to Engagement Award™

Chief Economist For ABC: Outlook for Construction Industry 2017

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade industry association representing 21,000 members organized in 70 chapters. ABC helps members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the benefit of the communities where they work. Recently, Paul Beers of GCI Consultants welcomed Anirban Basu, Chief Economist for ABC, to [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Construction|Comments Off on Chief Economist For ABC: Outlook for Construction Industry 2017

GCI Wins Readers Choice Awards

Fourth Annual Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced March 1, 2017—Florida Community Association Journal magazine announced its fourth annual Readers’ Choice Award winners in the March 2017 issue of the magazine with an expanded section profiling notable winners for the year. One of the more notable winners was GCI Consultants, LLC. The FLCAJ Readers’ Choice Awards [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Awards|Comments Off on GCI Wins Readers Choice Awards

AirGCI Takes Flight for Building Inspections

#AirGCI Takes Flight: FAA-Approved Drone Flights From GCI Consultants Redefines Building Inspections West Palm Beach, FL (December 6, 2016) - In a glimpse of the future, GCI's first drone for a building inspection took to the skies over Hollywood, Florida, on Nov. 21, 2016. A small, white quadcopter, carrying only a high-tech camera, buzzed over [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on AirGCI Takes Flight for Building Inspections

Drones for Construction Consulting Saves Money for Clients

GCI Consultants Deploys Drones for Safer, Smarter Consulting in the Construction Industry “Air GCI has received its operating certificate from the FAA and is beginning flights….” Picture this: Before the workday begins at a construction site, a lightweight, nearly-silent inspection drone skims the outer walls and roof of the building. It quickly documents the potential [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Glazing Inspection, Building Maintenance, Claims Analysis, Quality Control, Roofing, Waterproofing, Windows|Comments Off on Drones for Construction Consulting Saves Money for Clients

Why Should You Avoid Window Condensation?

Written by Mike Bowie Senior Consultant for GCI Thousands of people wonder and ask each year about the condensation on their windows and doors. If you research the subject, you will find many different answers. Most window manufactures publish great articles on their websites. However, often it is hard to get an overall understanding of [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Building Envelope, Windows|Comments Off on Why Should You Avoid Window Condensation?

Waterproofing Systems from Ground to Roof

Building envelopes are an essential structure in waterproofing. In a recent podcast called Everything Building Envelope www.everythingbuildingenvelope.com  by host Paul Beers, Peter Craig Senior Consultant for GCI Consultants, LLC talked waterproofing in places like Florida where moisture is a constant feature. He also talked about building envelopes and how they create a shell separating the [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Waterproofing Systems from Ground to Roof