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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.

Hurricane Irma Aftermath – Press Release

GCI Consultants Investigates Water Leakage in Hurricane-Resistant Windows Ravaged by Hurricane Irma Field Water Infiltration Tests Used to Re-Create Catastrophic Wind and Rain Conditions of Irma  West Palm Beach, FL—Jan. 31, 2018—As Hurricane Irma trekked through Florida, she left behind a trail of destructive flooding, wind damage and power outages. [...]

By | 2018-02-06T20:33:31+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Press Releases, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Hurricane Irma Aftermath – Press Release

Cascadia Windows and Doors

Cascadia Takes Windows to the Limit Paul Beers welcomed Michael Bousfield, Technical Director of Cascadia Windows and Doors, to the studio for a recent episode of the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast to talk about innovations in window design. Cascadia Windows and Doors manufactures energy-efficient, high-quality windows and doors. Michael talked about Cascadia's development and the [...]

By | 2017-11-29T20:40:53+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Windows|Comments Off on Cascadia Windows and Doors

Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma The "Everything Building Envelope" podcast brought back guest Will Smith for a third time on a recent episode, this time for more discussion about the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Will Smith works alongside podcast host Paul Beers at GCI Consultants and has a vast store of knowledge about glazing systems [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:35:28+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Windows|Comments Off on Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma

After Irma

Hurricane Irma has come and gone. Now what? In a special episode of the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast, host Paul Beers outlines next steps for listeners faced with the devastation the powerful hurricane left behind. Paul brings his own substantial professional expertise to the fore, but he also speaks as a resident of Florida and [...]

By | 2017-09-19T16:11:07+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on After Irma

Water Leaks Caused by Hurricane Irma

By Jason Bondurant, EI GCI Consultants, LLC While media coverage of the devastation following Hurricane Irma focuses on catastrophic wind damage, flooding, and power outages, a much more common and sometimes equally as devastating effect from the storm is often overlooked: water leaks. The costs of the damaging effects and necessary repairs due to water [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:22:27+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Water Leaks Caused by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips

By Paul E. Beers Check out our podcast about Hurricane Irma Recovery tips by clicking here. Hurricane Irma passed through Florida Sunday and Monday, and thankfully it was not as bad as feared.  After passing through the Florida Keys, it made landfall at Marco Island and Naples in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, [...]

By | 2017-09-18T17:17:20+00:00 September 11th, 2017|GCI Consultants ℠, Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane Irma Recovery Tips

Hurricane Resistant Windows & Doors

After our experience with Hurricane Matthew, many on the east coast were relieved at the end of the 2016 hurricane season.  Matthew was primarily a water event as opposed to a wind event, but nevertheless, uncertainty forced homeowners and businesses to invest thousands upon thousands of hours installing plywood covers, storm panels, and other types [...]

By | 2017-08-28T19:20:39+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Building Codes, Hurricanes, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Hurricane Resistant Windows & Doors

Bright Future Ahead for Dynamic Glass

Smart windows were the topic of a recent "Everything Building Envelope" podcast during which Paul Beers brought Jeff Riley of View Glass to the studio to find out more about the emerging technology of dynamic glass. Jeff Riley is a sales executive with View Glass -- the first company to mass produce dynamic glass for [...]

By | 2017-08-14T16:12:59+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Windows|Comments Off on Bright Future Ahead for Dynamic Glass

Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

Important NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and Emergency Alert System Changes Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. [...]

By | 2017-08-11T18:52:37+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

Franklin – 1st Hurricane of 2017 Season Going to Mexico

After passing over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Franklin has steadily intensified over the Bay of Campeche and is on the brink of becoming 2017’s first hurricane in the Atlantic basin. The storm, packing winds of 70 mph, is on a collision course with Mexico’s east coast, south of Texas. Riding over warm [...]

By | 2017-08-09T18:17:50+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Franklin – 1st Hurricane of 2017 Season Going to Mexico