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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 [...]

By |2019-05-09T16:44:49+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

Roof Consulting

Wise Words on Roofs Chris Matthews, vice president and senior consultant for GCI Consultants, stepped into the role of host for a recent episode of the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast, to engage in a timely discussion with roof expert and new GCI team member, Derek Segal. Derek comes to GCI from a successful career as [...]

By |2018-04-02T17:35:35+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Building Envelope, Roofing|Comments Off on Roof Consulting

Hurricane Irma Aftermath – Press Release

GCI Consultants Investigates Water Leakage in Hurricane-Resistant Windows Ravaged by Hurricane Irma Field Water Infiltration Tests Used to Re-Create Catastrophic Wind and Rain Conditions of Irma  West Palm Beach, FL—Jan. 31, 2018—As Hurricane Irma trekked through Florida, she left behind a trail of destructive flooding, wind damage and power outages. [...]

By |2018-02-06T20:33:31+00:00January 31st, 2018|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Press Releases, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Hurricane Irma Aftermath – Press Release

Cascadia Windows and Doors

Cascadia Takes Windows to the Limit Paul Beers welcomed Michael Bousfield, Technical Director of Cascadia Windows and Doors, to the studio for a recent episode of the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast to talk about innovations in window design. Cascadia Windows and Doors manufactures energy-efficient, high-quality windows and doors. Michael talked about Cascadia's development and the [...]

By |2017-11-29T20:40:53+00:00November 29th, 2017|Building Envelope, Waterproofing, Windows|Comments Off on Cascadia Windows and Doors

Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma The "Everything Building Envelope" podcast brought back guest Will Smith for a third time on a recent episode, this time for more discussion about the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Will Smith works alongside podcast host Paul Beers at GCI Consultants and has a vast store of knowledge about glazing systems [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:35:28+00:00October 10th, 2017|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Windows|Comments Off on Hurricane Windows Meet Hurricane Irma