Construction industry acronyms - G
GA - General Arrangement
G - Gully
GA - General Arrangement
GAB - GypLyner Acoustic Brace
GB - Glass Block
GB - Gypsum Board
GCB - Green Construction Board
GDA - Green Deal Assessor
GDL - Geometric Description Language
GDP - Gross Domestic Product
GDPO - Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order
GDV - Gross Development Value
GEA - Gross External Area
GEML - Galvanised Expanded Metal Lath
GFA - Gross Floor Area
GGBS - Ground Granulated Blast furnace Slag
GGT - Gas Tracer Tests
GHEU - Government Historic Estates Unit
GHG - Greenhouse Gas
GHP - Geothermal Heat Pump
GIA - Gross Internal Area
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
GIS - Geographical Information System
GL - Ground Level
GL - GypLyner [British Gypsum]
GLA - Greater London Authority
GLHER - Greater London Historic Environmental Record
GMP - Guaranteed Maximum Price
GN - Guidance Note
GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite System
GPA - Government Procurement Agreement
GPM - Good Practice Measures.
GPS - Global Positioning System
GQRA - Generic Quantitative Risk Assessment
GR - Gyproc
GRG - Glass-Reinforced Gyproc
GRP - Glass-Reinforced Plastic
GSF - Gross Square Footage
GSIUR - The Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998
GSL - Government Soft Landings
GUID's - Global Unique ID’s
GVD - General Vesting Declaration (see compulsory purchase order)
GWB - Gypsum Wall Board
GWH - Gas Water Heater
GWL - Ground Water Level
GWP - Global Warming Potential
GWR - GypWall Rapid (Channel)
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