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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

Tremco’s Solutions for Waterproofing Systems

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 [...]

By |2017-07-20T17:12:50+00:00July 20th, 2017|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Tremco’s Solutions for Waterproofing Systems

40-Year Building Recertifications

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.

By |2017-06-07T15:32:33+00:00June 7th, 2017|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Glazing Inspection, Building Maintenance, Construction, Construction Law, Quality Control, Roofing, Windows|Comments Off on 40-Year Building Recertifications

Waterproofing Exterior Walls

Waterproofing Exterior Walls It might take years to see the effects of moisture infiltration to the house, but the results can be structurally devastating and expensive to repair. Preventing water from entering through the exterior wall is one of the most challenging parts of construction. Waterproofing Methods A barrier system is commonly used to [...]

By |2017-04-15T19:23:44+00:00April 15th, 2017|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Waterproofing Exterior Walls

Drones for Construction Consulting Saves Money for Clients

GCI Consultants Deploys Drones for Safer, Smarter Consulting in the Construction Industry “Air GCI has received its operating certificate from the FAA and is beginning flights….” Picture this: Before the workday begins at a construction site, a lightweight, nearly-silent inspection drone skims the outer walls and roof of the building. It quickly documents the potential [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:23+00:00November 30th, 2016|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Glazing Inspection, Building Maintenance, Claims Analysis, Quality Control, Roofing, Waterproofing, Windows|Comments Off on Drones for Construction Consulting Saves Money for Clients

Why Should You Avoid Window Condensation?

Written by Mike Bowie Senior Consultant for GCI Thousands of people wonder and ask each year about the condensation on their windows and doors. If you research the subject, you will find many different answers. Most window manufactures publish great articles on their websites. However, often it is hard to get an overall understanding of [...]

By |2016-11-29T17:35:31+00:00November 29th, 2016|Building Envelope, Windows|Comments Off on Why Should You Avoid Window Condensation?

Waterproofing Systems from Ground to Roof

Building envelopes are an essential structure in waterproofing. In a recent podcast called Everything Building Envelope www.everythingbuildingenvelope.com  by host Paul Beers, Peter Craig Senior Consultant for GCI Consultants, LLC talked waterproofing in places like Florida where moisture is a constant feature. He also talked about building envelopes and how they create a shell separating the [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:23+00:00November 11th, 2016|Building Envelope, Waterproofing|Comments Off on Waterproofing Systems from Ground to Roof

Everything Building Envelope Series

GCI Consultants Announces the Everything Building Envelope Series by Paul Beers. Visit (www.everythingbuildingenvelope.com), Listen and Subscribe Today! A unique podcast series is launching for those of you involved, working in and interested in the construction industry. Building owners, Architects, Construction Firms, Contractors and Vendors etc. will benefit and enjoy listening to this podcast series from [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:23+00:00March 1st, 2016|Building Envelope|Comments Off on Everything Building Envelope Series

Replacement of Rotten Framing

GCI Consultant’s work entails the replacement of rotten framing. The picture above is a clear example of the damage water intrusion can do to a wood-framed home. As seen, the window sill no longer has support to the remainder of the structure. This can further damage the home in the long-term with extra stresses acting [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:23+00:00January 7th, 2016|Building Envelope|Comments Off on Replacement of Rotten Framing