Real Estate Engineering Services
Property Condition Assessments (PCA):
Property Condition Assessments are based on a site visit during which an evaluation of various external and internal building components is made. These systems include the roof, foundations, structural frame, building envelope, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. GCI’s inspection also includes ancillary items such as site drainage, pavement, sidewalks, and landscaping. Building department records and drawings are reviewed and interviews conducted with property managers and engineers. Based on the physical condition of the components, their ages and expected useful life , significant defects , deficiencies, replacement and repair cost estimates are prepared. The cost estimates are noted as immediate needs or capital needs over a period of time designed by our client (usually the finance term).
Facilities Management and Building Information Modeling (BIM):
Structural and MEP services department that provides design, drafting and 3D BIM modeling services to consultants and engineers. As a result, our construction and BIM modelers understand the engineering and design behind the drawings. They can produce a more architectural and engineering friendly / intelligent model, compared to less sophisticated models created by software operators.
Specialty Consultancy Services :
GCI provides specialty‐consulting services such as Fire and Life Safety Audits, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Assessments, Roof and Envelope Assessments, Americans with Disability Act (ADA) Assessments, Structural and Geotechnical Assessments, and Vertical Transportation Assessments. Such assessments are performed by qualified and accredited Professional Engineers with at least 10 years of industry experience.
GCI can offer ALTA surveys, CAD / CAM Services and Risk Assessment services to aid in facility management.
Construction Advisory Services :
GCI provides construction advisory and progress monitoring services. Services include reviewing construction documents and plans, assisting in the coordination of the project team regarding pre‐closing services, making site observations for the purpose of :(1) assessing the status of the work in progress and assessing the performance of each of the following parties : Project Manager, Construction Manager and Contractor[s], (b) ensuring compliance by Project Manager, Construction Manager and Contractor[s] with approved plans and specifications during construction, and (c) reviewing general quality of work. GCI’s main responsibility is to advise Client regarding the steps Client should take to protect Client’s interest in the Project and help Client to insure that appropriate documentation is received relative to the permitting and construction phases. The goal of the advisory services is to meet the objective of a Tenant, without sacrificing quality or increasing Project cost to the Client. Value Engineering elements are often an add on benefit of such third party evaluations.