Glazing Consultants International, LLC Gets Orlando VA Medical Center Contract

Orlando, FL, December 29, 2010 --( West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Glazing Consultants International, LLC (GCI), was recently selected to provide building envelope consulting services for the fourth and final package for the new Orlando VA Medical Center. GCI has been chosen to perform quality assurance, site inspections and product submittal reviews for all phases of the project.

Work is underway on the new Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center located within the “Medical City” at Lake Nona, FL, and the campus is beginning to materialize. The 1.2 million square foot facility is slated to open in fall 2012.

“It is an exciting and challenging project to be involved in because it was awarded as multiple contracts,” said Peter Craig, Senior Consultant at GCI. “In addition to the size and complexity of the campus, you also have the diversity three separate general contractors (Brasfield & Gorrie, Turner Construction and James A. Cummings, Inc.) provide with different subcontractors, manufacturers, products and construction materials. All of this combines to make it a dynamic, rewarding undertaking that will ultimately serve those who have helped serve their county.”

A 65-acre tract of land was purchased on Lake Nona Boulevard in Orlando across from the new University of Central Florida College of Medicine, and near the Nemours Children’s Hospital currently under construction. The facility will be the first VA Medical Center built on a completely new “greenfield” site since the West Palm Beach VAMC opened in 1995.

A joint venture team of RLF and Ellerbe Becket designed the facility to achieve LEED Silver Certification. It will be a full-service VA medical center providing acute care, complex specialty care and advanced diagnostic services through a 134-bed hospital, an outpatient clinic, a 118-bed nursing home and a 60-bed domiciliary. The site will also contain a veteran’s benefits office that will help veterans to obtain compensation, pensions or other financial benefits earned by military service.

Currently more than 90,000 veterans from the region are enrolled in the VA health care system and receive health care through six different outpatient clinics in the region. The VA estimates 400,000 veterans reside in the service area of the new facility.

About Glazing Consultants International, LLC (GCI)
GCI is a consulting firm that specializes in the exterior building envelope, including windows, doors, glazing, exterior walls, waterproofing and roofing. GCI has been in business since 1988 and has worked on projects worldwide, including hotels, hospitals, commercial buildings and residential structures. For more information, visit or call 561-689-0055. Become a fan of Glazing Consultants International on Facebook or follow on Twitter @glazingconsult to receive industry news and company updates.

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Kelly Blatt