Choosing the Engineer

What is Concrete Spalling?

By Greg Batista, PE | May 27, 2018

Florida is a great place to live.  First, you have the beautiful beaches. Second, you have great weather throughout the year.   Third, you have great architecture that includes art-deco to modern styles.  However, these positive traits come with their fair share of problems.  The high concentration of “salt air” can seep into the  concrete over time. Eventually, the salt air damages the steel inside […]

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How much does a 40 Year Recertification cost?

By Greg Batista, PE | May 15, 2018

If you are reading this blog, then you have received your notice to perform a 40 Year Inspection.  Simply put, a 40 Year Recertification is an inspection that is required by the State of Florida when a building turns 40 years old.  Additionally, you must to inspections every 10 years thereafter.  You can find a lot of information on the web that will help you […]

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Is Your Curtain Wall Leaking?

By Greg Batista, PE | May 2, 2018

What is a Glass Wall? What is a Glass Wall? Glass walls (or Curtain Walls) is a system of glass panels that cover a building.  The featured image on this post is an example of a Curtain Wall system.  Curtain walls differ from regular windows in that they fit to the outside of the building instead of fitting inside a concrete opening.  These glass systems […]

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By Greg Batista, PE | October 10, 2017

GB&A completed this year its first Green project as the LEED Consultant. This project was a TD Bank building in North Bay Village, Florida. It has obtained the Gold Certification by the United States Green Building Council.

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By Greg Batista, PE | October 10, 2017

Stay tuned for more Current News when it becomes available.

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What’s New?

By Greg Batista, PE | October 10, 2017

After more than 10 years at its previous location, GB&A has moved to its offices to Town of Davie, Florida. The main reason for the move is so that it will allow us to attain a Federal HUB Zone certification. This certification will allow us to have an edge in obtaining federal contracts.  Our new offices are approximately 3,500 square feet and includes an area […]

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