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Proposal for the Ultimate Mushroom Growing Building

Possible site plan for the ultimate completed project

SketchUP model views for a series of 4 pinwheel clusters

each having 4 mushroom barns attached to

decontamination vestibules, shipping/receiving on each

end of a barn and the center vestibule connecting 4 barns

in a pinwheel. The shed portion of the barn adjacent to

the center vestibule is the utility room separated from the

barn and accessible from the outdoor walkway to the

entrances to these center vestibules.

Der Bass AIA



Designed, engineered, manufactured and built in the USA with local labor and American

quality and value.

There is a developing need for Energy Efficient, Green, Sustainable environments for properly cultivating many

species of Mushroom products. Non-Toxic, Safe, Environmentally Friendly, Computer Controlled environment to

optimize the entire process, easily maintained and economical to operate. Our buildings are holistically designed

and engineered to optimize the attributes of all the materials and mechanicals enabling them to work together as

one very efficient assembly. Our team of highly trained professionals work as one unit to make the products we

offer surpass their individual performance attributes.

This proposal is for a very high-end building that represents the absolute “best” in a mushroom growing facility.

Our architect, Der Bas AIA took his illustrations to an extreme level by showing what a complete facility might look


We welcome robust discussion with you on this proposal so we can finalize a design, material selection and

budget that meets your expectations for this special project.

“Team GBI and PonicPods

Uniformat II

In order to best define the elements of

this project we chose to use the

Uniformat II Classification System to

organize the proposed products. In

each Uniformat II section we also

included a Product Data Sheet,

specifications for each product along

with full product information, technical

and installation details and a complete

explanation of why the product was





The UNIFORMAT II ASTM E1557 Standard provides a common structure linking the building program, specifications, and

estimates through its classification for building elements and related sitework. Its integration in the design process results in

improved communications and coordination among all project participants, an accelerated design, and significantly

increased productivity. The classification provides the Project Manager with an essential tool to control project scope, cost,

time and quality.

The original UNIFORMAT II was developed jointly by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the American

Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1972 for estimating and design cost analysis.

UNIFORMAT II first issued by ASTM in 1993, is an enhanced version developed by a task group that included amongst

others CSI, GSA, AACE, the Tri-Services, R.S. Means and CIQS. It is more comprehensive than the original, particularly

with respect to the mechanical and sitework elements. Thus the format is suitable for numerous other applications, such as

Schematic Phase Preliminary Project Descriptions.

ASTM E1557, UNIFORMAT II defines a standard classification for building elements and related sitework. The

classification was the direct responsibility of Subcommittee E-06.81 on Building Economics, and it is the only such

standard in North America.

Elements are traditionally defined as "major components, common to most buildings that perform a given function

regardless of the design specification construction method or materials used." In practice, an element may be considered

any logical component of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). From a project management perspective, the UNIFORMAT

II classification is the ideal WBS for the design phase of a building project to control scope, cost, quality, and time.

UNIFORMAT II is recommended by the Construction Specifications Institute/ Construction Specifications Canada (CSI/

CSC) to structure schematic phase specifications, and by the Design-Build Institute of America for performance

specifications. Increasingly, UNIFORMAT II is being used on projects outside North America as a respected universal

standard to control the project scope, cost, time and quality of building projects.

For any Mushroom Grow Building Project this is the ideal numbering system to break the project into groups of

components making product decisions easier for the project owner. The system will also allow the contractors who are

selected to build the home a road map for the materials the owner wants to use. Keeping all contractors on task and

lessoning the use of inferior materials and construction processes as the project is built. In short, using UNIFORMAT II

increases the project owner’s control of all contractors..


Uniformat II Category Component Comments

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat A Substructure

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat B Shell

Fabric Formed Footings

VS Underslab Forming

Superior forming of footings, saves time and results in more accurate

footing system.

Recycled plastic underslab concrete forms. Less site work, stiffer stronger

slab that is very healthy and will not allow methane, radon or moisture enter

the building through the slab. Will help protect your mushroom crop.

Number 5 steel rebar Use of larger rebar will strengthen the slab.

Welded Wire

Concrete Mix Design

Stay In Place Insulated Slab


Use of welded wire as additional reinforcing in the slab will help prevent slab

concrete from cracking.

The concrete design system for this project has been designed by Greg

Jacques a noted concrete expert.

Use of stay in place insulated edge forming will keep the slab temperature

consistent during all times of the year. Helping to maintain a consistent

building temperature.

Embedded J-Bolts Embedded J-Bolts every 24 inches for wall bottom plate attachment.

Composite EPS and FRP Wall


Composite EPS and FRP Roof


Internal to the Panel Light Gage

Steel Frame System

System is an extremely strong wall package that will enhance the longterm

health of the building. When manufactured the panels are very accurate

holding a tolerance of +/- 1/32”. Final sheeting on the panels will not be a

food source for mold, mildew or bacteria. Panels are very easy to clean.

Final thickness of wall panels to be determined by structural engineer.

Same features as the wall panels. Roof panels have a 2” thicker EPS Core.

By placing the Light Gage Steel Structural System on the interior of the

panel it is not exposed to any weather, chemicals or any other elements

that could effect the structure. It also limits thermal transfer through the

metal structure.


Uniformat II Category Component Comments

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat B Shell

Uniformat C Shell

Uniformat D Mechanicals

Uniformat D Mechanicals

Fasteners will be stainless steel or

zinc coated steel.

We will use all very high grade stainless steel or zinc coated steel rivets,

screws and nut/bolts on this project.

Windows Operable Low-E Gas Filled Vinyl Framed With UV Protection.

Doors and door hardware Fiberglass commercial doors with stainless steel hardware.

Polyurea Roof Covering

We recommend a Polyurea roof coating. Is is a spray applied two part

plastic component that is very UV stable, has no VOC’s and can be

delivered in any color including automotive colors. This will be a 50 year +

roof that will help seal the building. Product was used with success on the

Miami Airport Roofs and has lasted for may years.

Polyurea Exterior Wall Coatings For the same reasons as the roof.

Interior floor coating


Umbrella Concrete Finishing System. Completely grinds and finishes

concrete. Medical grade finish when completed.

Complete plumbing as needed for the facility including a commercial

tankless hot water heater. All plumbing will be from a central manifold with

PEX lines, Stainless steel fixtures.

Tankless hot water 2.6 - GPM Electric Tankless Water Heater


Uniformat II Category Component Comments

Uniformat D Mechanicals

Uniformat D Mechanicals

Uniformat D Mechanicals

Uniformat D Mechanicals

Uniformat D Mechanicals

HVAC - Humidification

High Pressure HVAC Humidification System MeeFog commercial humidifiers

have been installed in data centers office buildings, banks, and airports worldwide to

deliver precise relative humidity levels. The reason is simple. Accurate humidity

improves comfort, air quality and reduces static electricity. Generally installed into

your air duct or air handling unit (AHU), the MeeFog direct pressure humidification

system has less moving parts (none in the air handler), and does not require

compressed air or steam. Energy consumed is a small fraction of other

humidification technologies, such as compressed air, ultrasonic, or steam humidifier

systems. The MeeFog commercial humidifier is an effective alternative to

traditional more expensive methods of humidification. As importantly, return on

investment for installing a MeeFog System can be realized in less than one


HVAC Two 4 - ton high performance units.

HVAC Controls


Wadsworth EnviroSTEP provides the benefits of computerized

control for one environment. With the EnviroSTEP you can

control not only the temperature, but also humidity, shade

curtains, lighting, black cloth and watering. In addition to

separate day and night climate settings, EnviroSTEP offers an

optional "dif" period for growth control and includes ramping to

let you make a gradual change in settings from one period to the


Sealed explosion-proof Light Fixtures, Phillips power saving lamp for cold

storage, sealed enclosures 56 pcs (Total 28 Fixtures).

Fire Protection Complete fire suppression system that exceeds locals codes.

Key Team Biographies

GBI has assembled a team of experts to prepare this proposal, this includes a

world class architect, experienced structural engineers, a leading composite

building panels developer and a grow room equipment with 30 - years of proven


Der Bass, AIA

“The Systems Architect is the key designer for GBI. The goal of this systems approach is to work

collaboratively with product suppliers so that each product represented has a symbiotic relationship with


University of Michigan

All design, conceptual drawings and any issues that relates to design or architecture begins on Der’s

desk. Der was trained by famous Mid Western Architect Alden Dow, who was in kind trained by Frank

Lloyd Wright. He grew up is a panelized constructed home and has dedicated his professional career to

sustainable design.

John Seaders, PE, SE, PLS

“My service to you isn’t complete until I know that you are satisfied”

Oregon State University, M.S. - Civil Engineering

John is one of the original founders of MSS. With over 40 years of experience as a professor and

professional engineer, he is in charge of all engineering activities handles top level problem solving and

continues to provide hands on project management. He serves as GBI’s Project Manager and Systems

Engineering selecting the correct assemblies for each project and assuring that all materials used will

function properly and deliver the performance our customers were promised. John also consults with our

customer’s engineers as needed.

Eric Habben

Grow Room Equipment Expert

Eric Habben, partner and Chief

Opera3on Officer of DuraSip

LLC. Brings construc3on and

construc3on management

skills, owning a company that

built 2 million sq E of

commercial grow building

structures. Worked integra3ng

new materials into common

prac3ces to advance greater

energy efficiencies with lower

energy inputs. He brings a

wealth of experience in

mushroom growing rooms to

this project.

GBI’s goal is to prevent this!!!

"I have not failed. I've just

found 10,000 ways that

won't work."

-Thomas Edison, Inventor


A skilled team of high level professional Builders to lead the construction of your


John Pardue - Builder

John Pardue has been involved in the construction business for 28 - years. He is a FEMA Post Disaster Building Inspector, finished

carpenter and Licensed General Contractor. John created the Composite Span Panel Technology we recommend for your project

and has a Patent Pending Issued on the technology. John will lead our building team on your project.

John is a student of life and perfectly suited for the Green Center Acres project.

Jim Hempel - Builder and Finish Expert

Jim started his long coatings career in 1968 working on Commercial construction projects while completing his 4 year

apprenticeship program at Michigan State University. Jim has worked in all phases of construction from Multi-level buildings to high

end residential homes. His passion for the trade has taken him across the United States and to Italy where he Trained with the

Masters in the Art of Venetian Plaster. Jim’s vast experience from fireproofing Nuclear Power Plants to decorating Italian Villas makes

him the best knowledgable person to run the Coatings Program for the Green Builders Institute. Jim understands all aspects of your

project and can not only specify the right product for your project but he can also help to train your crews in the application. Jim

understands very well how GBI makes our products fit your project not making your project fit our products. Jim’s experience in the

practical applications of the coatings business make him the right guy to get you the right answers.


This proposal is a look at “what

could be”. It is an example of

the ultimate in a mushroom

growing building. The price is

for one building.

Savings from this number can

be had with value engineering

and the construction of multiple

buildings at one time.

Pricing represents a completed building constructed on your site

Pricing includes all architecture, structural engineering, all products, materials and labor to complete the

building and achieve an occupancy permit. It does not include any sire work costs, government fee’s, building

permits and project insurance. Based on our research we propose a price of $175.000 for the ultimate

building we have detailed in this proposal.


Summary and Next


Mushroom Grow Buildings require the upmost control of

temperatures and other environmental conditions. In todays

energy world buildings that have superior energy efficiency are

also desirable.

Our buildings offer both of these requirements and more.

While this presentation deals with a large commercial project

we offer buildings in other sizes and are capable of any

custom design.







Concept for a completed projectShowing a complete array of buildings with

cleaning, packaging and shipping building elements added.

Concept Showing shipping end of the operation.

Site Plan Arial view of a completed site.

Project view of multiple buildings Possible look at a completed project with all

buildings completed.

Thank You

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