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- Construction Services for Modular Buildings
- Certified Commercial Building Inspections
- Building Life Cycle Cost Analysis
- Home Improvement/Remodeling and Handyman Service (VA, DC & MD)
Points of Contact
Learn more about our services by contacting a company representative:
|Building Need Services USA|
|Jane Brobbey||Direct: 703-794-1030|
|Harry Thompson||Mobile: 703-887-7284|
|Building Need Services Ghana|
|Isaac C. Tagoe||Mobile: +233-264314146|
|Home Improvement Services VA, DC & MD|
|Jane Brobbey||Direct: 703-794-1030|
|Charles Brobbey, Jr.||Mobile: 571-225-4956|
Construction Services for Modular Buildings
Save Time. Save Money.
Expert construction services and Project Management from our experienced team will get you into your facility or house sooner than conventional construction, at less cost.
Because our partners has delivered thousands of facilities to satisfied customers, our on-site experience providing turnkey operations gives us a unique and comprehensive understanding of the demands and concerns relating to the development process. Most importantly, GPA understands what it takes to get the job done.
GPA quickly recognizes a need in the market to offer turnkey construction services to its clients in Ghana and elsewhere in Africa, due to lack of the expertise to close-out a project, and that is why GPA Development/Project Management and Construction Services, Inc. was formed.
Focusing on building 10,000 housing unit and larger, GPA Construction Services will compliment both GPA Building Systems, Inc., the company's delivering arm, and the builder/developer through simplification of the on-site coordination and project completion. At GPA, our Construction Services would focus on our Subcontractors installing and completing GPA modular components from the foundation up. We would make sure our process is virtually headache for our Stakeholders in terms of subcontractor scheduling, trade dispute resolution and quality control.
GPA Construction Services would be responsible for overseeing the installation of the modular units, interior and exterior finish, as well as mechanical, plumbing and electrical connections.
GPA would be using building materials that is a high performance structural insulated panel (SIPs) a truly revolutionary load-bearing, insulated, framed or frameless construction panels that can construct freestanding walls, floors, and roofs of residential and commercial buildings. This material is lightweight, yet strong enough to exceed the most stringent building codes.
GPA desire is to simplify virtually any type of commercial construction project, from full turnkey projects to supplying System-Built modular structures to our customers’ site team.
Features and Benefits
At GPA, we understand that 21st century construction demands technology which:
- Conserves Energy: The material GPA will use is among the most energy efficient construction components available. These buildings will save 40% or more on heating/cooling costs and the associated precious energy and fossil fuels.
- Preserves the Environment: Reduced fuel consumption means fewer greenhouse gases. This product uses no increasingly scarce lumber from shrinking forests. It contains no CFCs or formaldehyde, which could harm the atmosphere of your home and the planet.
- Safeguards Your Family: This product produces buildings that are resistant to earthquake and class 5 hurricanes, to fire, to water damage (rot, mold, and mildew), and to termites, rodents and other pests, keeping your family safer from the forces of Mother Nature and her creatures. It releases no compounds or allergens associated with “sick” buildings.
- Is Affordable: The panels are price competitive with other building materials, but erect much faster, substantially reducing construction costs. The material components of a building can remain nearly maintenance free almost indefinitely, saving dramatically on upkeep over time. In addition, the reduced energy for heating/cooling means lower upfront costs on equipment, and most importantly, continued long-term savings on energy, which of late is becoming more and more critical.
Certified Commercial Building Inspections
We would provide you satisfaction on your commercial building Inspection needs with a Certified Commercial Building Inspector, During each inspection we will employ the latest technology, and combined with several-years of “Hands On” experience as well as decades of technical training in the construction industry, you can rest assured that you will be receiving the best that the Building Inspection industry has to offer!
Prices! We will meet or beat any written estimate from any legitimate board certified inspector or comapny! Our Prices Are Low, Our Expertise Is High! We inspect everything from “Top to Bottom and from Inside To Out”
Satisfaction guaranteed! If you are not happy with the quality of our inspection, you do not have to pay for it. It's as simple as that!
No conflict guaranteed! Our inspectors never perform work on, nor refer contractors for, any repairs or maintenance found during their inspection. That means if we find something wrong we will not profit from it!
We work for you! GPA, Inc. is privately owned and operated! We are not a franchise!
Write-ups. We will give you an extensive write-up on your building after inspection.
GPA, Inc. will assess, analyze, inspect and recommend to the Clients with supporting details of the items listed below that needs rehabilitation. We will review the requirements for installation of all new and existing equipment and help design any needed structural support or reinforcement for your building. We would provide an advice to the client about the necessary life cycle cost of all the equipment we will inspect.
|Systems to Include|
|Electrical - Power circuits, panels, controllers and switches and switchgear|
|Electrical - Elevators (only as it relates to life safety, i.e., fire alarms & back-up generator)|
|Electrical - Fire alarm|
|Electrical - Lighting|
|Electrical - Motors, actuators, servos, dampers, VFD's, overhead crane, etc.|
|Building Automation System (i.e. ., graphics, software, firmware, points, reports, diagnostics, trending, and reporting etc.)|
|Mechanical - Ducts|
|Mechanical - HVAC equipment (e.g. chillers, boilers, air compressors, pumps, controls, etc.)|
|Mechanical - Water system, pressure vessels, converters, flow control|
|Plumbing - Domestic Water|
|Plumbing - Sprinkler systems|
|Plumbing - Sanitary sewer and storm water|
|Plumbing - Natural sewer and storm water|
|General Building Documentation: sequence of operations, operation and maintenance manuals, drawings/as-builds, pump/fan curves, control strategies and control schematics, time of day schedules, set points, P&ID's.|
|Electrical - elevators (in general)|
|Electrical - telephones, security|
|Mechanical - building roof and exterior systems that are not related to HVAC equipment or generators (e.g. window - washing systems)|
Building Life Cycle Cost Analysis
We use the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide computational support for the analysis of capital investments in buildings. The focus is analysis for energy and water conservation and renewable energy projects based on the type of construction funding supporting the projects (MILCON, EO 13123, etc).
GPA is experienced in the design of all types of energy management systems that control the cycling of energy consuming equipment according to a preset program for the optimum use of energy. Often a project will require the preparation of a formal report to economically justify the expenditure of funds for improvements or for new construction. This report is used to justify and defend the design decisions. GPA always approaches energy engineering with an open mind, and evaluate every conceivable energy savings option.
During Building Life Cycle Cost Analysis We Employ the Following:
LIFE CYCLE COST ANALYSIS & ENERGY MANAGEMENT: We would provide energy consumption calculations by computer modeling for each building that is planned. Once we have this data inputted into our computer, we can easily ask "WHAT IF” questions concerning not only the equipment selection, operation, and configuration, but also questions concerning the construction or modification of the building. We can provide a computer programmed energy consumption simulation model for any building using our in-house computer. Existing Projects that have records of utility consumption and costs will allow us to vary the inputs of lights, people, and other variables until the energy consumption matches the historical data from the utility billings for a very accurate projection of future energy consumption with any proposed modifications. This will allow us to ask “WHAT IF” questions, and get finite energy savings in BTU, KWH, KVA, from any and all proposed energy related modifications to the building. Typical proposed considerations will be in the following areas, plus others that we think of when we get into the project.
- COMPUTER PROGRAMMED ENERGY CONSUMPTION MODELING
- KVA DEMAND CHARGE REDUCTION: We can provide design for automation for load shedding as required to reduce KVA demand charges by the power company. This will require a system to monitor the KVA demand at the incoming electrical service with pulse meters that will constantly up-date a controller as to the present KVA Demand that is the basis for the electrical demand billing. This Controller will cycle various loads off for relatively short periods of time so that the total measured demand at the point of metering is reduced. The various loads will each receive a priority rating and the controller will selectively cycle the various loads at different times as required to reduce KVA Demand. This can be a part of the EMCS system.
- INCANDESCENT LIGHTING: We always try to minimize the use of incandescent lighting by substituting florescent (or HID) lighting to provide the same lighting levels with less wattage of energy usage everywhere possible
- LIGHTING LEVELS: We review lighting levels in the site and justify any levels that are greater than the minimum requirement.
- INSULATION: We consider different thicknesses of Roof Insulation and Wall Insulation if economic life cycle cost analysis can justify the capitol expenditure.
- WINDOWS: During our analysis, we always considers the following glass options:
6.1. Different Reflective coatings
6.2. Double pane insulating glass
- DESIGN THE BUILDING WITH LESS GLASS: We do not wish to detract from the exterior or interior aesthetic appearance of any facility. It would of course save energy to not provide any windows at all, and have only insulated walls, but the morale of the personnel would be reduced, and the personnel productivity would also be reduced. We will provide an architectural aesthetic opinion of the effect of any proposal that affects the visual appearance of the facility or that affects the habitable quality of any facility.
- REVIEW OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES: Review temperature settings, operational hours, manpower requirements, and all other related operational issues.
- REVIEW MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES: Review expenditures, procedures, and schedules for maintenance.
- AUTOMATION: Provide automation for resetting of space temperatures with the use of programmable thermostats.
- HEAT RECLAIM: We evaluate waste heat reclaim systems addition to the existing equipment. Auxiliary condensers added to condensing units can be used to generate domestic hot water.
- TREES FOR WINDOW SHADING: We consider the addition of trees that are located to shade the windows during the summer, to reduce the solar load on the windows.
- OTHER UTILITY COST SAVINGS: We try to discover other areas that utility cost savings are possible when we get into this kind of project. These items will also be evaluated.
- ECONOMIC ANALYSIS: Gerald Spencer, P.E. provides life cycle costs of each option for the purpose of decision making for system selection. Additional construction costs would be sometimes serve our clients better in a savings deposit rather than invested into more efficient energy consumption systems.
- CAPITAL EXPENDITURES: Each proposed change to the facility will be evaluated on a Life Cycle Cost basis to determine the economic viability of each proposed change. Each proposed change must stand- alone on its own economic merit.
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE CHANGES: Operations and Maintenance changes to the facility will also be evaluated on a Life Cycle Cost basis to determine the economic viability of each proposed change.
- ECONOMIC EVALUATION CRITERIA EXPERIENCE: We are familiar with the Army and NASA economic criteria and guidelines for evaluating the various proposals for the modification of existing facilities.
- ECONOMIC EVALUATION CRITERIA: We will work in cooperation with the USAF accounting department and other departments as required to develop economic criteria and guidelines for evaluating the various proposals for the construction of these new facilities.
- Kitchen Repairs/Remodeling
- Finished Bathrooms
- Bathroom Remodeling
- Finished Basements & Waterproofing
- Drywall Installations
- Interior & Exterior Painting
- General Residential/Commercial Maintenance and Repair
- HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical System Upgrade
- Construction Site Clean-Up
- Janitorial Services
- Power Washing
GPA Home Improvement/Remodeling and Handyman Service: Paint, Flooring, Remodeling (VA, DC & MD)
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Global Projects Associates, Inc.
13098 Ginger Ct
Manassas, VA 20112 USA
Global Projects Associates Ghana Limited
PO BOX 1483
Teshie Nungua Estate, Accra-Ghana