This week around the church house…
The scaffolding construction out front has now been finished! Once it gets an approval early next week from the scaffolding engineer to clear it for full usage, then Michelle Walter (historical preservationist from Walter Robbs Callahan) will ascend the tower to begin her work “mapping and tapping” the terra cotta blocks to determine the scope of their restoration. These large square pieces of the tower (seen up close to your left and farther below) will be the longest part of the restoration work to repair or remove/replace, so that work will get started just as soon as possible.
Rain continues to affect so much of our project, now that the vast majority of the work has moved outside. While the back lot continues to stagnate until the weather clears up, concrete block for the handicapped ramp was laid this week. On the boiler side of things, piping should be complete by the middle of next week, followed shortly by testing and inspections.
The narthex bathrooms received their permanent doors and door hardware this week, as well as a few minor repairs and additions to nearly complete this part of our project!
Interior framing, dry wall, and electrical work took place this week on the 2nd floor hallway near the church offices. This space will soon become a prayer room, and sketches about how to incorporate the former prayer room’s stained glass window were reviewed this week.
Finally, we learned that the old chiller will be removed by crane and come off the building next Thursday. The new chiller is set to be installed on March 5, which enables the roofers to begin their work.
Thanks for your patience and flexibility in this season of transition!