From Jeff Barnes, CUMC Building Committee Chair, January 25, 2020:
Construction progress at SGC remains steady and on target for a late May completion. Exterior finish work is ongoing thanks to mild January weather, and all concrete floors within the building have been completed with no need to implement expensive cold weather concrete procedures.
Special thanks go out to Mike Arnold and Dusty Motter, Foremen for Arthur Funk & Sons and CV Services Electric, respectively. Mike and Dusty have been constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our new building, plus save us money, and we have implemented many of their excellent suggestions along the way. God is good!
Dusty and Mike
Overview Most of the work done this past week at the Spring Garden Campus was done indoors. This included extensive work on ceilings, lighting, and HVAC vents, particularly in the North Wing, which contains the future Little Lights Learning Center and the future CUMC offices. In the West Gathering area, the café and kitchen were framed with metal studding and are beginning to receive plumbing and electrical wiring.
Outside Progress. There are no images of exterior activity this week primarily because nothing significant has changed. The roofers did cover the curved entrance overhang to the LLLC this week (Photo next week).
Work on completing the barrel vault is on hold until the subcontractor responsible for the entrance completes installation of the windows and hid equipment is clear of the area. Then, weather permitting, the roofers can get back to completing the copper-tones cladding and the rest of the barrel vault. This was anticipated, and I’m told should not set anything behind schedule.
Interior Progress. The big news this week is the completion of the side ramps from the worship center floor to the stage. On Jan 24, 2020, the concrete contractor poured the two ramps leading from the Worship center main floor to the stage. As Jeff said, this is the last of the scheduled pours for the inside.
Smoothing the Left Ramp Jan 24, 2020
Smoothing the Right Ramp Jan 24, 2020
The Gym continues toward completion with all the trades active (plumbing, electric, HVAC, painting, etc.)
Jan 23, 2020. Wiring the Gym Gym Ductwork and boxes of ceiling tiles
Here’s a look inside the future chapel, located just off the West Gathering. It will make more sense when the walls are up and painted.
Inside the Future Chapel on Jan 24, 2020
The Future Kitchen and Café are beginning to receive electrical and plumbing components. John, one of the electricians working on the kitchen told me that the kitchen is one of the most complex areas of the entire building, because of all the utilities involved for the appliances and sinks, etc. He believes it will look more like a café and kitchen by next week.
The Future Café on Jan 24, 2020
In the North Gathering, the future playroom now has a glass front and double doors.
Entrance to Playroom Off the North Gathering on Jan 23, 2020
It was fascinating looking at all the scissors lifts active in the worship center. The team on the left was doing window frames around the clerestory. The other three appeared to be constructing framing around the steel beams of the Worship Center ceiling, to create the finished ceiling.
Scissors lifts and ceiling Jan 24, 2020. The Stage is to the right, and the Entrance to the left.
The framing of the wall between the stage and backstage was also added this week.
The wall between the Stage and Backstage, Jan 24, 2020. The Entrance is left.
To get a better idea of all the framing that’s involved, look at this photo taken from the stage and looking toward the entrance. I’m sure in a few months this will look much more appealing.
Looking from the Stage through the Worship Center toward the Entrance Jan 24, 2020.
Finally, one can get a sense of coming to completion in the LLLC and office areas. The ceilings all appear to be completed, with flush ceiling fluorescent lights, HVAC vents, and ceiling tile.
LLLC classrooms and reception area, Jan 23, 2020.
Here’s a little reminder that some of the building material remnants must be sacrificed to produce the right results.
Piles of waste material Jan 23, 2020
How far have we come? This is a shot of the campus on Sep 12, 2019, two months after the open house, pictured in last week’s blog.
SGC Campus Oview Sep 12, 2019
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