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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | August 9th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Franklin – 1st Hurricane of 2017 Season Going to Mexico

Tremco’s Solutions for Waterproofing Systems

A riveting and timely discussion between host Paul Beers and his guest Mike Buchholz of Tremco, covering a wide range of issues related to waterproofing, is now available on the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast. Mike Buchholz has been with Tremco since 2003 and is currently a regional district manager in the Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Tremco’s Solutions for Waterproofing Systems

GCI Consultants Welcomes Bret Taylor To Our Team

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI Consultants is pleased to announce the expansion of our expert team. Mr. J. Bret Taylor, Forensic Engineer/Senior Consultant joined our GCI team in the Summer of 2017 and now will support our engineering repair and forensic engineering clientele. Mr. Taylor's experience further strengthens the regional [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Claims Analysis, Press Releases|Comments Off on GCI Consultants Welcomes Bret Taylor To Our Team