Glazing Consultants International, LLC (GCI), is currently working with Marriott International Architecture and Construction on two new Courtyard by Marriott hotels in the Mexico City area. One is adjacent and connected by sky bridge to Mexico City Airport. The other is in the suburb of Toluca.
For each project, GCI has been retained to review the design drawings and make recommendations for the exterior glazing and facades.
Due to the densely populated urban environment, noise abatement (acoustics) through windows and glazing is a big concern and is being addressed by using laminated insulated glass and well insulated and weather-stripped frames. Energy performance of glazing is also being addressed through the use of high performance Low E glass.
GCI is working with Marriott Project Managers and the respective hotel Owners, Architects and Contractors on each project to achieve a high quality design.
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Paul is the Managing Member of Glazing Consultants International, LLC (GCI), a building envelope consulting firm in business since 1988. He has over 25 years experience in the window and glazing trade and with building envelopes. He is a leading expert with glazing systems and hurricane damage and protection and was instrumental in the development and implementation of missile impact tests after Hurricane Andrew hit Dade County, FL. His expertise includes windows, doors, glass and wall claddings with an emphasis on water leakage and damage. He has served as an expert witness in federal and circuit courts for windows, doors, glass and wall systems and water leakage. Paul can be reached at email@example.com.