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Princetek Peregrine Group

LAGOS OFFICE:

4B, Taofeek Lawal Street,

Off Raymond Njoku Street

South West Ikoyi,

Lagos, Nigeria
Tel:   +2348034484848

         +2348120533717

ACCRA OFFICE:

22 Kofi Annan Avenue

North Legon, Off IPMC

P.O Box 26, Abossey Okai

Accra, Ghana

Tel: +233200495503

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INTERNATIONAL OFFICE:

GLOBAL GATEWAY LOGISTICS CITY

Spur Road 2, Industrial Estate 5

Clark Free Port zone, Pampanga, Phillippines

Tel +63454991100

HEAD OFFICE:

4B, Taofeek Lawal Street,

Off Raymond Njoku Street

South West Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel:   +2348034484848

         +2348120533717


FIRST Building Systems

The Technology

The technology behind the system.

FIRST is an acronym for Fully Integrated Rapid Structure Technology.


PPG is prepared to provide and build homes and other structures using the FIRST Building System, a patent approved process which utilizes expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), a non-toxic and recyclable material, as the formwork for structure. A fiber reinforced, polymer enhanced blend is then applied. This forms a monocoque structure, whereby the rigid skin serves as the structure for the final building. The monocoque design – which requires a minimal amount of material to span large distances – has traditionally been used in formula one race cars, airplane fuselages, and boats.

  

The FIRST Building System entirely eliminates lath and any wire reinforcing found in typical EPS-stucco applications.


Instead of the “structural liability” caused by the traditional stucco system, FIRST mix provides the strength to the structure, and bonds directly to the EPS substrate. The exo-skeletal layer of FIRST mix encapsulates the EPS frame in a high strength, tough, durable, water/mold/mildew resistant, maintenance free and fire retardant building system.


The FIRST Building System has been tested in independent laboratories under engineering supervision as well as in the field with prototype building constructions. With the sophisticated use of computer aided drafting and design (CADD), PPG has developed a design and fabrication system which will revolutionize building methods, increase the speed of construction, and reduce construction costs.

The FIRST Blend

Specially blended first materials.

Our specially blended FIRST material exhibits properties of very high tensile and flexural strength, while maintaining high compression. It is also water repellant and fire spread resistant. It cures very quickly, even in wet climates. As an added benefit FIRST mix is non-toxic and can be recycled. This exclusive material is manufactured, blended and distributed under our strict supervision and to our unique designs.

FIRST Testing Program

The test program for FBS

The test program for FIRST Building System was initiated for two basic reasons: (I) to measure the strengths and certain characteristics of the revolutionary building system; and (II) to predict the performance of the product under varying conditions. In addition to ongoing prototyping and on site testing, FIRST has been subject to independent laboratories that have been recognized and certified by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). In particular, the Evaluation Service (“ES”), a subsidiary of ICBO, develops and publishes building codes for use within the United States known as the Uniform Building Code (“UBC”). ES reviews testing data from independent laboratories certified by ICBO, employing established testing procedures as directed by American Society for Testing and Materials.


There are two primary categories of testing. The first is the “Material Testing”, which examines the FIRST mix itself, the material that creates the skin of the building, both inside and outside, creating structural strength. The second category of testing, called “Structural System Testing”, examines the FIRST Building System and its parts. The components that comprise the FIRST Building system are assembled in various configurations, and are then subjected to tests showing how well the parts perform together.


Using the data accumulated from the two categories of testing, Engineering Analysis calculates the strength of a FIRST structure based upon established engineering methodology. In short, the analysis explains how and why the FIRST Building System works. Specifications will vary for different markets and applications, so that the testing of the FIRST Home Building System is an ongoing part of the research and development. Prior to entry into any market, it is anticipated that a fresh round of testing will be undertaken to satisfy local requirements and to account for local conditions and materials.

  

The Challenge

Addressing housing issues

The population growth in the 20th century is unprecedented. Concurrent with this growth, the critical demand for housing has grown and remains largely unfulfilled. Many countries have now acknowledged the desperate condition and have committed funds and resources to address the plight of squatters and the homeless. They must find a way to supply affordable housing to their people. PPG was formed to market and build the FIRST Building System 21st century homes to meet this challenge.

FBS Benefits

  The inherent benefits of the FBS

PPG using this unique method of building, can construct a house in less than seven working days. This building efficiency will necessarily provide extraordinary savings in labor costs, capital requirements, and financing costs.

Moreover, the innate properties of the EPS foam we employ creates homes that are naturally warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The overall energy and maintenance savings for communities designed and built by PPG using FIRST will be most significant, and will pay back the total initial investment over the life of the house. Perhaps the best of all, no wood is required, so no forests will be depleted in our ventures.

The Results

FIRST and traditional construction

Traditional Block House

First Home

6 comparisons between FIRST and traditional construction.


  1. Energy Efficiency: FIRST R-Value was more than 8 times higher then concrete block construction and over 40 times greater then corrugated metal roofs.


  1. Construction Volume: FIRST homes can be produced at a volume 8 times greater than concrete block homes.


  1. Earthquake Resistence: Concrete block homes are 65% less likely to survive a seismic zone 4 event then a FIRST home.


  1. Compressive Strength: FIRST walls can sustain pressures of over 10000PSI compared to concrete block’s maximum 3000PSI strength.


  1. Tensil Strength: Concrete block has a tensile strength of just over 200PSI while FIRST walls have a tensile strength of over 800PSI.


  1. Speed of Construction
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Advantages of PPG Technology             vs.      Convectional Block by Block Building

PPG Technology Home

Water Proof

Fire Proof

Ant & Cockroach Proof

Roof Included & Sealed

High Heat Shield for Tropics

One AC Conduit can cool Home

Multiple International + Hollywood Designs

US/European Smooth Finish

Fast-Build: 5 to 9 days (750-1000 homes per month)

Labour: 4 to 7 persons x 5,000 homes

Large indigenous employment skilled/semi-skilled

Inexpensive Fast & Exact Replications

Rapid Manufacture of EPS street lights

Rapid Manufacture and Deployment of Street Drainage

PPG 50-year roof guarantee

PPG 100-year minimum structural guarantee

Conventional Home

Not Water Proof

Not Fire Proof

Standard Termite Habitat

Buy Long span Aluminum at extra cost

Block Conducts and Holds Heat

One AC per Room needed

Limited Block Look Design

Nigerian Plaster & Paint Finish

Slow-Build: 25-40 days (10-15 homes per month)

Labour: 22 to 26 persons x 50 - 100 homes max.

Primarily Semi-skilled

Can Run into Major Cost Overruns

None

Bulky, heavy & expensive concrete structures

Limited 6-12 month guarantee

Limited guarantee on structural integrity

At 1,000 Homes per month per factory – PPG provides the complete integrated solution in Mass Housing! This is the only realistic means of closing a National Housing Deficit of 18 Millions Homes over the next 10 years. Block by block building system won’t do it. PPG has the capability to put 5-10 factories on-ground to service any Nation’s housing demands.