Saturday, June 20, 2009


Even though the monsoons have left us, we still had rain everyday last week. That's the bad news, but the good news is that we had sub contractors working all but one day and one crew came in and worked a full day on Saturday. In fact, I'm not sure that we could have fit any more equipment or personnel on the property than we had. As the title indicates, the work taking place now, will soon be out of sight. I thought this would be a good time to show you close ups of activities taking place.

These photos show the work taking place on the plumbing for the bathrooms. In the next week or so, the concrete floor will will be poured on top of all these pipes.

When we begin holding services, we want to have an efficiently operated HVAC system. This would not be possible without hundreds of feet of underground ductwork. These photos show some of the ductwork that will go from the basement along the side of the main nave. You can also see the amount of piping that is being installed in the Day Chapel. It crosses from side to side. All of this ductwork will soon be encased in concrete.

The activity taking place in the air, is called "plating". This is when wood in bolted to the steel beams. After this work is done, the wood ceiling will be mounted to the beams. The planks for the ceiling will arrive on Monday with installation beginning then.

What is easy to see now, is the shape of the church as the metal studs are being installed along the front entrance. The outside framing will continue next week, along with the framing of the walls inside the Narthex.

1 comment:

  1. impressive photography.
    appreciate explanation of process involved. nice to see so much progress despite the weather. joan dondero