By Paul E. Beers Check out our podcast about Hurricane Irma Recovery tips by clicking here. Hurricane Irma passed through Florida Sunday and Monday, and thankfully it was not as bad as feared. After passing through the Florida Keys, it made landfall at Marco Island and Naples in Southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm, [...]
After our experience with Hurricane Matthew, many on the east coast were relieved at the end of the 2016 hurricane season. Matthew was primarily a water event as opposed to a wind event, but nevertheless, uncertainty forced homeowners and businesses to invest thousands upon thousands of hours installing plywood covers, storm panels, and other types [...]
Smart windows were the topic of a recent "Everything Building Envelope" podcast during which Paul Beers brought Jeff Riley of View Glass to the studio to find out more about the emerging technology of dynamic glass. Jeff Riley is a sales executive with View Glass -- the first company to mass produce dynamic glass for [...]
Important NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards and Emergency Alert System Changes Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomena. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season which runs from June 1 to November 30 each year. [...]
After passing over Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Franklin has steadily intensified over the Bay of Campeche and is on the brink of becoming 2017’s first hurricane in the Atlantic basin. The storm, packing winds of 70 mph, is on a collision course with Mexico’s east coast, south of Texas. Riding over warm [...]
A riveting and timely discussion between host Paul Beers and his guest Mike Buchholz of Tremco, covering a wide range of issues related to waterproofing, is now available on the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast. Mike Buchholz has been with Tremco since 2003 and is currently a regional district manager in the Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing [...]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GCI Consultants is pleased to announce the expansion of our expert team. Mr. J. Bret Taylor, Forensic Engineer/Senior Consultant joined our GCI team in the Summer of 2017 and now will support our engineering repair and forensic engineering clientele. Mr. Taylor's experience further strengthens the regional [...]
A detailed discussion of subgrade waterproofing was at the forefront when Paul Beers invited David Gehlbach to the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast. David Gehlbach's background as a licensed architect contributes to his comprehensive understanding of subgrade waterproofing and the construction process. In his position as sales manager for the building products division at CETCO, David [...]
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.
How is the construction industry managing workforce development for the future? That's the topic Paul Beers of GCI Consultants discussed with guest Dr. Mittie Cannon on the Everything Building Envelope podcast. Dr. Cannon is the manager of workforce development with Amec Foster Wheeler, a global organization that provides services to numerous operations in the public and private sector. She brought that expertise to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) -- the national trade industry association -- when she served as the chair of the Workforce Development and Initiatives Committee. She remains involved with workforce development at ABC on the national and local Alabama Chapter level.