As can be seen by the adjacent photograph, the exterior of the building is essentially finished. The parking lot has been put down and is in the process of “curing,” with approximately one week left before it can be put into service. In the foreground may be seen the unfinished sign for our church.
The deep well to support our landscape has been drilled.
The interior is rapidly coming together with progress as follows:
o The wood floor in the sanctuary has been laid
o Carpets and other flooring throughout the building is being put into place
o The millwork for the kitchen was fabricated off site and is being installed
o The heavy door for the front of the building is in place and awaiting only its paint prior to installation.
Construction Schedule – Church of Our Savior 8-8-17Construction of the Church of Our Savior multi-purpose building proceeds on schedule. The adjacent photographs taken midday on 9 August, show the exterior of the new building in the late stages of construction. Note that the building now has its final coat of paint. The front door, to be finished in traditional red, has yet to be fitted.
The second photo shows Duval Asphalt putting a coat of black asphalt on the driveway and parking lot. This process should be finished by the close of business today. No traffic will be permitted on the new surface for two weeks.
The General Contractor, Tim Young, briefed the CoOS building team on Tuesday, 8 August. Construction will be complete by the 4th week of august. CoOS leadership forecasts a post labor day move from Malone Hall. The sanctuary furniture, from New Holland, Is expected approximately 11 September. The tentative first service in the new building will be on 17 September. An updated construction table is next to this post.
In general, the Church of Our Savior Multi-purpose building at 2092 Beach Boulevard is at the end stages of construction and approximately on schedule. The estimated completion date is by the end of August (current month) assuming all continues to go well. A major milestone was achieved on 1 August when Beaches Energy Service connected power to the building. Having full power will make every aspect of inside sub-contractors’ tasks much easier in addition to providing better lighting and air conditioning. Further, the engineered wood flooring for the sanctuary will be able to “cure” properly before being laid.
Lampposts for the parking area are being installed
Grading in preparation for the parking lot asphalt to be laid is almost finished (See adjacent photo)
Interior walls are being painted
The six foot white fence bordering adjacent property has been installed
The South lot has been cleared of excess brush
The exterior is in the process of being painted. See adjacent photo)
In general, our new building is proceeding according to the construction schedule and should be completed by the end of August, 2017.
Some current activities:
• As seen in the adjacent photo, stripping to hold the insulation and exterior trim is being applied to the external wall.
• The installed sheet rock on the first floor is receiving the “mudding” process prior to painting. The workman shown on stilts is working inside the warming kitchen. The view through the window is generally south.
• The aluminum framework for the “storefront” or main entrance to the building for administrative purposes is being installed.
• The transformers have been delivered by Beaches Electric and await final installation.
• The fence line is being cleared for the installation of the 6’ panel fence to screen the church property from the neighborhood.
• The parking lot has been graded and is ready for asphalt.
The Church of Our Savior multi-purpose building continues to take shape. Recent activities:
• The fire sprinkler system was installed and passed a pressure test on Friday, 23rd of June.
• The curbs have been installed throughout the road and parking lot. (See adjacent photo.)
• Sidewalk forms have been constructed for pouring starting Tuesday, 27th of June.
• Sheet rock has been installed on the first floor and electrical, A/C and lighting infrastructure are also in place.
• Sheet rock and insulation can be see being lifted to the second floor via the crane in an adjacent photo.
At this point there are no critical issues preventing completion of the construction during August. Windows and doors have not yet been delivered, but this is not viewed as a major obstacle.
Overall, construction is on track and proceeding according to the contractor’s schedule.