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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

Why Should You Avoid Window Condensation?

Written by Mike Bowie Senior Consultant for GCI Thousands of people wonder and ask each year about the condensation on their windows and doors. If you research the subject, you will find many different answers. Most window manufactures publish great articles on their websites. However, often it is hard to get an overall understanding of [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Building Envelope, Windows|Comments Off on Why Should You Avoid Window Condensation?

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

Wet Sealing Glazing Systems to Halt Water Intrusion

By Paul E. Beers Example of Bad Wet Seal I recently tried a Google search for the term “Wet Seal” and found it is a clothing chain for teenage girls that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.   I did not find any information about what I was looking for, which is a concept for [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|Building Envelope, Sealants, Windows|Comments Off on Wet Sealing Glazing Systems to Halt Water Intrusion

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

What to Do When a Glazing Contractor Goes Out of Business

Trainor Glass, a big player in the glass and curtain wall industry in the U.S., went out of business last week. During better times, they were a great company and it is sad to see them go. A company of that size no doubt had many projects in various stages of progress and completion and [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Windows|Comments Off on What to Do When a Glazing Contractor Goes Out of Business