If you happened to tune in to the web cam today you would have seen a big crane – the biggest one yet – lifting the roof trusses into place for the roof of the lower building. These will be welded into place, and then the roof decking will be lifted up and bolted and […]Read More Crane Over Me
Today was a day we’ve been waiting for – the weather finally allowed us to pour the floor for the second level of the lower building! Zak, our construction supervisor, arrived at around 5:15a to get ready, and the first cement truck arrived at 6:15a. They were still pouring 4 hours later, and it was […]Read More Concrete Progress
Though we may have had some weeks of seemingly slow progress this year, let’s compare the photos of Groundbreaking, 6 months ago today, and last weekend! What a difference 6 months has made! We prepared the site, graded both the lower building and the chapel, redesigned the stormwater pond (not in the photo), graded the […]Read More What a difference 6 months can make!
After a couple of weeks of fairly quiet days on the work site, we have had a flurry of activity this week. The week started with the crew tightening the bolts that connected the steel structure – very loud, and reverberating along the beams. At one point we had two lifts, two ladders, a crane, […]Read More Decking and Grade Beams
Remember to pray for the people who are leading the work. In the photo accompanying this post you see Charles Nickelson (RND), Peter Hausmann (CTW), TJ Land (CHBC), and Zak Hamlett CTW). These guys, along with Steve Pulling from RND, and Emily Williams from CHBC, are the people who pay attention day by day to […]Read More Dream Team
Folks, today is a cold day – sunny, but breezy and cold. Nevertheless, the steel construction team is out there in the lift and on top of the structure bolting girders and beams into place. And, be sure to note that a fear of heights is not compatible with this job! We usually know what […]Read More Cold Weather Doesn’t Get In Their Way
Wow, what a difference ten days makes at this stage in a construction project! If you look out now at the site you will see lots of steel structure – most of the lower floor of the lower building has its basic steel shape, and the definition of the upper floor is beginning to take […]Read More Happy New Year!