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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

The Right System For Your Roof

Five Points to Check Your Roofing Intelligence Quotient (RIQ) Choosing the right roofing system membrane involves more than just selecting the strongest, most reliable product. Many factors should be considered, like the reputation and track history of the manufacturer, energy savings associated with the membrane and the value of the warranty that covers the product. [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|Roofing|Comments Off on The Right System For Your Roof

South Miami Hospital Re-Roofing Project

GCI has recently signed on with Array Architects to provide building envelope consulting services for the design and development of the Pavilion renovations re-roof project at South Miami Hospital, project location in 6200 SW 73rd Street, South Miami   The 11,000 square foot subject roof tops a seven story building and is one of approximately [...]

By | December 18th, 2014|Building Envelope, Roofing|Comments Off on South Miami Hospital Re-Roofing Project

Renaissance Santo Domingo Gets Facelift

GCI Involved in Entire Exterior Rehab - Roof, Windows and Waterproofing The Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino, one of the oldest and finest hotels in the Dominican Republic's capital city, is getting a facelift both inside and out. The $30 million, top-to-bottom renovation started this April under the careful management of Mark G. [...]

By | June 25th, 2014|Projects, Roofing|Comments Off on Renaissance Santo Domingo Gets Facelift

Comprehensive Inspections Can Lead to Long-Term Cost Savings

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 [...]

By | June 17th, 2014|Construction, Roofing|Comments Off on Comprehensive Inspections Can Lead to Long-Term Cost Savings

Regular Roof Maintenance Can Sustain Building Integrity

It’s important for any business to assess the needs of their building and to calculate the costs of maintenance versus the cost of replacement when it comes to any commodity, especially the roofing. Staying on top of roof repairs and cleaning can save a lot of money by increasing roof longevity. City and building codes [...]

By | March 14th, 2014|Roofing|Comments Off on Regular Roof Maintenance Can Sustain Building Integrity

Staying on Top of Roof Maintenance is Job One

The old cliché that you have to spend money to make money is often times true when it comes to maintaining your roof’s envelope condition. In today’s uncertain economic climate, companies across the country are not just looking to make money, they are also tightening their belts, and looking for ways to save. Even during [...]

By | March 26th, 2012|Roofing|Comments Off on Staying on Top of Roof Maintenance is Job One