On the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast, host Paul Beers and his guest James LaGreca discussed everything you need to know about that looming 40-year building recertification date, demystifying the process with some solid information and good advice. James LaGreca is Director of Operations for DSS Condo, a subdivision of Development Services Solutions, a leading construction management firm in Florida. James has a Master of Architecture degree and also teaches Structural Systems at Florida International University.
How is the construction industry managing workforce development for the future? That's the topic Paul Beers of GCI Consultants discussed 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 to numerous operations in the public and private sector. She brought that expertise to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) -- the national trade industry association -- when she served as the chair of the Workforce Development and Initiatives Committee. She remains involved with workforce development at ABC on the national and local Alabama Chapter level.
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. Paul Beers of GCI Consultants welcomed Anirban Basu, Chief Economist for ABC, to the [...]
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 [...]
Construction risks are many and they can be the difference between a successful and profitable project for all involved. One of the least addressed but most expensive risks during construction is water intrusion or releases and its effects. From damaged materials, schedule delays and/or the most egregious mold growth and remediation, water intrusion at almost [...]
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 [...]
Most people have heard that one has to spend money to make money. However, in today’s uncertain economic times, companies across the country are not just looking to make money––they are also tightening their belts, battening down the hatches, and looking for ways to save. Even during these times, it is important to remember sometimes [...]
Your home or commercial property is likely your most valuable investment. No doubt, then, you should be willing to invest the time and money necessary to maintain its value. Without building maintenance, your real estate can physically deteriorate, drop in value and require expensive repairs. Building maintenance is its own investment. By regularly maintaining a [...]
Hiring inspection services for your construction site can help ensure that the project runs smoothly and efficiently by minimizing expenses and optimizing production. This involves monitoring what is happening throughout the project and checking to see that processes are carried out correctly. Construction Consulting Services Keeps A Project On Track GCI Consultants offers a wide [...]
Of the many chronic, degenerative issues that can affect your home, mold is one of the most expensive to address. The only bright spot is that mold infestations are generally pretty easy for even the layperson to diagnosis. As a general rule, if you can see and smell mold in your abode, you have it! [...]