With the rains upon us, much of the building’s exterior is looking good, including a lot of painting having been done by Hillview members! The interior is also progressing nicely. There are actual walls going up, not purely framing! There is also a soffit going in around the air ducts that run the length of the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
The roof is complete, just in time for the rain! The seal on the exterior walls is almost complete, with a little left to do on the front. On the back, you can see the first of the siding starting to go up.
There have been a lot of changes in the last 10 days! On the outside, the north wall is all framed in, and work is happening on both the roof and sides to start getting things sealed up before the rainy season is upon us. On the inside, the framing for the storage spaces to the left and right at the front of the sanctuary has been installed. The plumbers have been through as well, roughing in the riser and plumbing for both the fire suppression system and regular plumbing fixtures. Coming soon, the electrician will be doing their rough-in, and a few men from the church will be working on installing the low-voltage systems (network and audio systems).
The north wall has been the last exterior wall to go up, but it’s been framed in and is getting closer to completion! Roofing should be starting this coming week.
Some very visible work got done today! Installation of the larger trusses that cover the sanctuary and fellowship areas has been delayed waiting on availability of a crane, but today that crane was on-site. The two pictures show the work getting started about 7:30 AM, and then the result of the day's work about 5:30 PM. Obviously, it was a very productive day! Praise the Lord!
Many of the smaller trusses have been assembled and lifted into place. Those pictured here are over the front of the building, facing south towards Holly St. The larger trusses will require a crane to lift into place, which Lord willing will be in the very near future.
The truss assembly, which must be done on the ground due to the warranty requirements of the product, has been proceeding. Once the trusses are assembled, the next step should be to raise them into position using a crane.
There is framing up for exterior walls on 3 sides, as well as some interior walls around classrooms, office, kitchen, and storage spaces. This picture is from the northwest corner, looking southeast across what will be the sanctuary.
The work on the exterior walls continues this week. The walls you see here will be part of the classrooms, kitchen area, and office. It's starting to resemble a real building!
The first of the walls began to go up today!