GCI Consultants, LLC, was retained by the project architect as a design consultant for the over-cladding of Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL.
Services: GCI provided a site-specific Wind Risk Analysis to develop wind pressures and missile impact requirements that exceeded the Miami Dade Code requirements. We were a consultant to the architect throughout the design process and assisted with product selection and product testing. During construction, GCI provided field water infiltration testing services.
Results: Since completion of construction, the project has remained fully occupied during several hurricanes and provided shelter to those most in need. For more information about the project, see the write up by FEMA below.