GCI’s suite of services includes structural engineering and inspection services. Led by Alfonso Alzamora, P.E, services include the assessment of various buildings and projects for compliance with the applicable building codes, acceptable standards of the construction industry and general condition inspections. GCI Consulting provides structural inspections of new buildings and building restoration. Our services include assessment of the condition and adequacy of existing building elements with regard to serviceability, durability and expected useful life. We provide design specification and inspection of building envelope systems that require scheduled repair and or replacement. Our inspections also include the post construction, forensic engineering inspection of buildings and building systems for verification of construction with regard to building code compliance and compliance with approved design documents.
GCI Consultants provide traditional and specialty engineer design services for new construction as well as retrofit and repair of existing facilities. Our design experience includes design of multi-story mid-rise reinforced concrete structures and multi-story structural steel frames, design of very heavy lifting and shoring, design of exterior building envelope (roofing, waterproofing, paint, windows, wall cladding, and sealants) systems. Our building envelope design services include development of one time product approved window and cladding systems as required to meet South Florida’s enhanced wind loads and requirements in high wind protection zones.
Design services include:
- Architectural engineering design
- Structural steel design
- Site drainage improvement design
- Reinforced concrete design for repairs and new construction
Expert Witness and Forensic Engineering
Our services also include failure assessment / performance analysis of distressed building elements and structures. In- depth Forensic Engineering analysis of building systems failures, structural collapse and or product failures. We provide litigation, expert witness and mediation support.
40 Year Recertification
We provide the required safety inspection for 40 year and older buildings in Miami – Dade and Broward counties. GCI provides services to help complete the required safety inspection in a cost-efficient and timely manner to Comply with Section 8-11(f) of the Building Code. GCI’s services include design specifications and drawings, bid package, contract administration, and quality control progress inspections for any Structural repairs that may be required within 180 days. Reinsertion and verification of repairs as well as a letter of Recommendation for Recertification to the county will be provided.
Special Inspector Services / Project Management Services
Project Management and construction administration services include contract administration, feasibility analysis of projects by cost and market assessment, CPM analysis, and project cost analysis. Preparation of bid packages with an invitation to bid, instructions for bidders, bid forms, and technical specifications as well as analysis of bids received for completion and compliance with the bid documents can be provided before the contract is awarded to minimize unforeseen costs.