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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

Water Penetration Testing

By Shauna Sproul Field testing of building exteriors for water penetration, frequently simply called "water testing," is essential for identifying manufacturing and construction defects in windows, doors, skylights, and other openings in the building envelope.  For example, a window might leak due to problems with installation of waterproofing and perimeter sealant details, or because of [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Construction, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on Water Penetration Testing

Glazing System Replacements

By Jason Bondurant Replacing windows or doors is no small task. Just ask any building owner or manager who has faced the challenge. What may seem simple at first becomes increasingly complex, once all the factors involved are considered and construction starts. It goes beyond material costs, building codes, and contractors. You also must take [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Maintenance, Windows|Comments Off on Glazing System Replacements

Manufacturers Innovate to Create Better Storm-Resistant Construction Materials

Nature has provided the construction industry with its own natural hurricane lab - Florida. Out of the destruction of hurricanes have come significant innovations in building materials and code improvements. GCI has been at the forefront of these improvements, lending their expertise to new construction, hurricane-ravaged buildings, and beachfront properties. These are some of the [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|Building Codes, Construction, Hurricanes|Comments Off on Manufacturers Innovate to Create Better Storm-Resistant Construction Materials

What happens when building specifications conflict with the code, targeted building certification or owner’s wishes?

When specs conflict with code, building performance requirements, or the owner’s wishes, who is ultimately responsible for an incorrectly installed product? "Allocating responsibility involves balancing contract documents, applicable codes and good building practices," according to a recent Glass Magazine article written by Matt Johnson of The Gary Law Group. Read the rest of the article. If [...]

By | July 12th, 2011|Building Codes, Construction Law|Comments Off on What happens when building specifications conflict with the code, targeted building certification or owner’s wishes?