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Everything Building Envelope Series

GCI Consultants Announces the Everything Building Envelope Series by Paul Beers. Visit (, 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

Paul Beers interviewed by Levante Business Group

 The following is an audio file or podcast of Paul Beers in an interview with Levante Business group. The text below is an outline of the interview with resources and notes. [tube]69Xg0jWmJkE[/tube] Content Source = Episode Description: In this episode we interview Paul Beers, founder of GCI Consultants. Paul shares his insights on starting [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:26+00:00October 15th, 2015|Building Envelope|Comments Off on Paul Beers interviewed by Levante Business Group

Water Penetration Testing

By Shauna Sproul Field testing of building exteriors for water penetration, frequently simply called "water testing," is essential for identifying manufacturing and construction defects in windows, doors, skylights, and other openings in the building envelope.  For example, a window might leak due to problems with installation of waterproofing and perimeter sealant details, or because of [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:26+00:00August 25th, 2015|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Construction, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on Water Penetration Testing

Glazing System Replacements

By Jason Bondurant Replacing windows or doors is no small task. Just ask any building owner or manager who has faced the challenge. What may seem simple at first becomes increasingly complex, once all the factors involved are considered and construction starts. It goes beyond material costs, building codes, and contractors. You also must take [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:26+00:00August 25th, 2015|Building Codes, Building Envelope, Building Maintenance, Windows|Comments Off on Glazing System Replacements

Wet Sealing Glazing Systems to Halt Water Intrusion

By Paul E. Beers Example of Bad Wet Seal I recently tried a Google search for the term “Wet Seal” and found it is a clothing chain for teenage girls that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January.   I did not find any information about what I was [...]

By |2019-10-07T03:45:20+00:00April 28th, 2015|Building Envelope, Sealants, Windows|Comments Off on Wet Sealing Glazing Systems to Halt Water Intrusion

South Miami Hospital Re-Roofing Project

GCI has recently signed on with Array Architects to provide building envelope consulting services for the design and development of the Pavilion renovations re-roof project at South Miami Hospital, project location in 6200 SW 73rd Street, South Miami   The 11,000 square foot subject roof tops a seven story building and is one of approximately [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:27+00:00December 18th, 2014|Building Envelope, Roofing|Comments Off on South Miami Hospital Re-Roofing Project

Understanding The Importance Of Your Building’s Envelope

A building envelope is the component that separates the exterior of the building from the interior. It’s the shell of the building, and as such, the envelope is a key consideration when constructing a building. It affects the ventilation, climate and energy consumption. The envelope really serves three basic functions for the overall needs of [...]

By |2014-04-15T02:06:48+00:00April 15th, 2014|Building Envelope|Comments Off on Understanding The Importance Of Your Building’s Envelope

How LEED Certification Can Improve Your Building And Your Business

Choosing to be environmentally friendly is an important aspect that has really seen a rise in media and consumer attention over the last few decades. Building or remodeling your building to be LEED certified is a great way to invest in your building, while also being eco-friendly. LEED stands for Leader in Energy and Environmental [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:28+00:00March 6th, 2014|Building Envelope|Comments Off on How LEED Certification Can Improve Your Building And Your Business