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Wall Talk: Barrier Systems

Chris Matthews of GCI Consultants hosted a recent Everything Building Envelope podcast, with guests Bret Taylor and Jason Bondurant on hand for a comprehensive discussion of how walls are constructed to ward off moisture. Both Jason and Bret are senior consultants at GCI. Bret transitioned from structural engineering to a focus on the building envelope [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:31:22+00:00January 13th, 2020|Building Envelope, Construction, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Wall Talk: Barrier Systems

Behind the Facades

Chris Matthews, Vice-President of GCI Consultants, hosts the latest episode of the Everything Building Envelope podcast, with facades investigations on the agenda. He was joined by Shauna Serafini and Jason Bondurant, experienced and skilled members of the GCI team. Shauna and Jason are both Senior Consultants with GCI and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:41:43+00:00December 20th, 2019|Building Envelope, Construction, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Behind the Facades

Water Leakage Investigations

Water leaks are often overlooked in the aftermath of the torrential rains and violent winds that wreak havoc on Florida's buildings, yet they present a serious threat to the structure. That is why water damage from leaks is one of the leading causes of insurance claims. Find the Source Moisture penetration through the building envelope [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:33:46+00:00September 15th, 2019|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Water Leakage Investigations

Water Leakage Investigations

Water Leakage Investigations Paul Beers made a welcome return to the Everything Building Envelope podcast, following an extended hiatus as he helped clients recover from the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons. With water damage on his mind, Paul invited Jason Bondurant for an extensive discussion on the challenge of investigating water leaks. Jason is a [...]

By |2019-09-10T18:01:25+00:00September 1st, 2019|Building Envelope, Building Maintenance, GCI Consultants ℠, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Water Leakage Investigations

Paul Beers Quoted in Washington Post Article

Protective scaffolding surrounds a nine-story glass office building in downtown Bethesda where pieces of glass have fallen onto sidewalks. Montgomery County officials ordered that the scaffolding be installed in February to protect pedestrians from falling glass. (Katherine Shaver/The Washington Post) The owner of a nine-story office building in downtown Bethesda has agreed to replace part [...]

By |2020-04-03T16:43:26+00:00May 9th, 2019|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Press Releases, Windows|Comments Off on Paul Beers Quoted in Washington Post Article

Infrared Testing for Construction

The Everything Building Envelope podcast ventured into the topic of infrared technology recently, with Terry Malagoli and Ilsa McIntyre of Infrared Testing Inc. on hand to discuss how the technology is benefiting the building industry. Infrared Testing Inc., based in Chicago, has grown from its modest beginnings in 1990, to a multi-million dollar corporation with [...]

By |2019-05-06T17:31:01+00:00May 6th, 2019|Building Envelope, Construction|Comments Off on Infrared Testing for Construction

GCI Wins Readers Choice Awards 3 Years in a Row!

March 7, 2019—Florida Community Association Journal magazine announced its sixth annual Readers’ Choice Award winners in the March 2019 issue of the magazine with an expanded section profiling notable winners for the year. The  Award Program was created to recognize the positive and productive contributions by community association service providers across Florida. They are presented [...]

By |2019-04-19T03:55:59+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Awards, Building Envelope, Press Releases|Comments Off on GCI Wins Readers Choice Awards 3 Years in a Row!

Deploy Drones for Envelope Inspections

Inspecting your building envelope and roof is no easy feat. The taller your building, the more dangerous it is to gain access to the upper levels. Plus, the time-consuming nature of the work makes it expensive, especially if you have to send multiple inspectors to the roof. But a new technology is changing the way [...]

By |2018-12-27T19:17:05+00:00December 27th, 2018|Building Envelope, Roofing, Sealants, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Deploy Drones for Envelope Inspections

The Trials And Tribulations Of Replacement of a Commercial Roofing System

Okay so it’s time to replace the most important building component responsible for waterproofing your building, the roof. The way you go about this and consequential decisions made as a result will impact the integrity of the building and your level of stress, or desired peace of mind for years to come. In most instances, [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:38:10+00:00December 11th, 2018|Building Envelope, Building Maintenance, Construction, Roofing|Comments Off on The Trials And Tribulations Of Replacement of a Commercial Roofing System

AAMA to Host Webinar on Glazing System Performance During Hurricane Irma

During this already active hurricane season, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar about lessons learned from 2017’s Hurricane Irma, which primarily impacted Florida. AAMA will host Chris Matthews, Vice President and Senior Consultant of GCI Consultants, as he speaks about glazing system performance during Hurricane Irma. Observations from hundreds of inspections [...]

By |2018-09-21T17:30:59+00:00September 21st, 2018|Building Envelope, Hurricanes|Comments Off on AAMA to Host Webinar on Glazing System Performance During Hurricane Irma