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40-Year Building Recertifications

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.

By | June 7th, 2017|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Glazing Inspection, Building Maintenance, Construction, Construction Law, Engineering, Quality Control, Roofing, Windows|Comments Off on 40-Year Building Recertifications

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

Going the Extra Protection Mile at Procacci Development’s BB & T Bank Building

At Procacci Development Corporation, one of South Florida’s leading development, construction and management companies, they take hurricane protection seriously.  In fact, the company has developed a reputation for constructing and retrofitting Class A commercial office buildings that are so strong, they meet the requirements of Public Shelters and enable tenants to continue business immediately following [...]

By | September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Projects, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on Going the Extra Protection Mile at Procacci Development’s BB & T Bank Building

A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Hurricane season is a reminder about the importance of planning when constructing a building.  Storm hardening, or building-in protection against high-wind damage, has become an increasing priority for many owners of commercial buildings, developers and project teams. But before building in a high-risk area, a first step should include hiring a team who understands the [...]

By | September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Case Study – Campus USA

More about your FREE case study... Glazing Consultants International, LLC,  employs specialist consultants for each building envelope subcategory. Our glazing, exterior wall systems, waterproofing and roof experts provide a specialized expertise that is second to none. GCI was retained to provide new construction quality control consulting services at the Campus USA Credit Union Headquarters in [...]

By | May 1st, 2012|Building Envelope, Quality Control|Comments Off on Case Study – Campus USA