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The Complete Guide to Last-Minute Evacuations

As we approach Hurricane Season in 2019, GCI Consultants would like to provide you with some useful information provided to us by our friends at Million Mile Secrets. Here is there Complete Guide to Last-Minute Evacuations. There’s no question last-minute evacuations can be scary and stressful, especially if you don’t have the information you need [...]

By |2019-04-15T01:19:44+00:00April 15th, 2019|Hurricanes|Comments Off on The Complete Guide to Last-Minute Evacuations

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

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

After Irma

Hurricane Irma has come and gone. Now what? In a special episode of the "Everything Building Envelope" podcast, host Paul Beers outlines next steps for listeners faced with the devastation the powerful hurricane left behind. Paul brings his own substantial professional expertise to the fore, but he also speaks as a resident of Florida and [...]

By |2017-09-19T16:11:07+00:00September 18th, 2017|Hurricanes|Comments Off on After Irma

Going the Extra Protection Mile at Procacci Development’s BB & T Bank Building

At Procacci Development Corporation, one of South Florida’s leading development, construction and management companies, they take hurricane protection seriously.  In fact, the company has developed a reputation for constructing and retrofitting Class A commercial office buildings that are so strong, they meet the requirements of Public Shelters and enable tenants to continue business immediately following [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:28+00:00September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Projects, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on Going the Extra Protection Mile at Procacci Development’s BB & T Bank Building

A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Hurricane season is a reminder about the importance of planning when constructing a building.  Storm hardening, or building-in protection against high-wind damage, has become an increasing priority for many owners of commercial buildings, developers and project teams. But before building in a high-risk area, a first step should include hiring a team who understands the [...]

By |2013-09-19T12:01:42+00:00September 19th, 2013|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Quality Control, Windows|Comments Off on A Little Planning Equals Big Savings: Hardening the Building Exterior Improves Insurability

Preparing for Hurricane Irene in the Northeast

By Paul E. Beers As Hurricane Irene heads towards a possible impact with the Northeast United States, many people are likely wondering what to do as there has not been a major hurricane in the region in many years and not during most people’s lifetime.  Unfortunately, if you have not prepared your property for a hurricane, [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:30+00:00August 25th, 2011|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Preparing for Hurricane Irene in the Northeast

Hurricane and Tornado Damage in Urban Areas – A Recent History

By Paul E. Beers It is hard to believe that next year will be the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida. This was the storm that caused record damage and changed building codes and property insurance markets forever. Today’s building codes in hurricane prone areas of the United States and many areas abroad evolved [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:30+00:00May 24th, 2011|Hurricanes|Comments Off on Hurricane and Tornado Damage in Urban Areas – A Recent History

Hurricane Windows: Fact or Fiction?

By William D. Smith As we approach another hurricane season, one that the prognosticators tell us will be very active, building owners on the eastern seaboard and the Gulf coast states will begin to think about preparedness.  Not only will the weather experts issue words of caution, but manufacturers of building products will also bombard [...]

By |2017-01-24T05:11:30+00:00May 22nd, 2011|Building Envelope, Hurricanes, Windows|Comments Off on Hurricane Windows: Fact or Fiction?