Renovation Update

Renovation Updates

West Wing Building Committee Update for June 18 – “The good news is that there are many parts of the Project being worked on all at once. The hard part now is getting all the parts completely and properly finished. Inspections are proceeding; we passed the electrical inspection last week. We are anticipating passing the Fire System Inspection soon. We are now looking at an extended Project completion timeline of late June or very early July. But after completion, we will need to finish some final security tasks, systems checks, adjust the new cabinets and closets to accommodate stored materials, and move the stored materials and furniture back into the building. Professional movers will move materials and furniture into the building but we will need volunteers to assist the staff. Please email alutheran@aol.com or call the Church at 303-794-4636 to place your name on a list so we can contact you to help the staff.
On the monetary side, a recent invoice of $156,000 has been submitted and this will require us to begin the Construction Loan. Please pray for Ascension, the Project, Committee, Workers and Staff as we enter a difficult time of completing the “punch list” for this Project.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Building Committee Update for June 11 – “The operable windows are being installed. Once these operative windows are complete, the ventilation insert for the old Boiler Room is installed and all the glass in the door units is installed, the building will be secure. Electrical, HVAC system, Fire System inspection and installation, grid ceiling, low voltage wiring, locking systems, flooring, and painting are continuing as reported last week. Most of the new cabinets have been installed and most of the new plumbing fixtures are in place. The youth restrooms on the lower level are complete. Pastor’s Office is finished. We anticipate being able to remove the “shell” around the building soon and then everyone will be able to witness the beautiful new exterior. There are many, many parts of the project being completed all at once. Getting all the various parts of the project finished is usually the most difficult part of a renovation and we are now at that stage. Project completion is scheduled for late June but after completion, we will need to move all the stored materials and furniture back into the building.

As reported last week, we have paid invoices totaling $481,031 to date. The next significant invoice will require us to begin the Construction Loan. Please pray for the Project, Committee, Workers, and Staff as we near the end and most difficult portion of this project.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester, and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Building Committee Update for June 4 – “The windows are the single largest component in the remodeling project, and we are still waiting on the installation of the operative windows. All the fixed windows have been installed except for those in the doors. Electrical, HVAC system, Fire System inspection and installation, grid ceiling, low voltage wiring, locking systems, flooring, and painting are continuing. The youth restrooms on the lower level are complete. Pastor’s Office is complete. We anticipate being able to remove the “shell” around the building in about two weeks and then all will be able to witness the wonderful new exterior. There are many parts of the project being completed all at once. Getting all the various parts of the project finished is usually the most difficult part of a renovation and we are now at that stage. Project completion is scheduled for late June.

We have paid invoices totaling $481,031 to date. The next significant invoice will require us to begin the Construction Loan. Please pray for the Project, Committee, workers and Staff as we near the end and most difficult portion of this project.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Building Committee Update for May 20 – “This week Ken Caryl Glass is installing the glass in the new windows and doors. The windows are the single largest component in the remodeling project. Electrical and painting is continuing. The ceiling grid and insulation is also being completed. The fire alarm system updating work is continuing, carpet and LVT flooring installation is about complete. The youth restrooms on the lower lever are now complete and have decorative tile walls and epoxy flooring installed. Project completion is still scheduled for June.

We have paid invoices totaling $479,779 to date. Thanks to generous donations to the Capital Campaign effort, we have yet to draw funds from our Lutheran Church Extension Fund Construction Loan.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Building Committee Update, May 13 – “This week Ken Caryl Glass is installing the new window frames and the exterior break metal over the vertical columns. This is the single largest component in the remodeling project. Drains for the new AC units are being tied in, painting is ongoing, fire alarm system updating work is re-starting, and carpet and LVT flooring installation is 80% complete. The youth restrooms on the lower lever now have decorative tile walls and epoxy flooring installed. Project completion is currently scheduled for early June.

We have paid invoices totaling $479,779 to date. Thanks to generous donations to the Capital Campaign effort, we have yet to draw funds from our Lutheran Church Extension Fund Construction Loan.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Project Update- May 7, 2021: – “Notice: Bob Hea presented a project update at the Voters Assembly on April 25th. If you would like a copy of the Power Point presentation, please email Chuck Mielke at mielkecr@aol.com.

This week Ken Caryl Glass is installing the window frames.  Mechanical work on the heating system continues, the new AC units are being tied in, the drop ceiling grid work is about complete, the electrical and lighting work is continuing, flooring is being installed and painting has begun. We are now seeing significant progress each week towards completion of the project. As previously reported, the required abatement work extended the work schedule and moved the project completion date into early June.

We have paid invoices totaling $350,271 to date. Thanks to generous donations to the Capital Campaign effort, we have yet to draw funds from our Lutheran Church Extension Fund Construction Loan. However, we expect the invoices for the windows soon and this will require us to initiate the Construction Loan.

Please pray for our continuing progress, safety for our workers and no further interruptions in the project schedule.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester, and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Project Update: April 23, 2021: All the windows and doors have been removed. Next week the Contractor will install the furring around the window openings so the new windows can be installed. Minor repairs around the doorframes will be completed soon. The drop ceiling gridwork is about completed, the electrical and lighting work is continuing and the painters have started priming the drywall. As reported last week, the required abatement work extended the work schedule and moved the project completion date into early June.

We have received invoices totaling $350.271.00 to date. All of these invoices have been paid from funds transferred from Project Peter. We have not needed to borrow funds from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund Construction Loan.

Please pray for our continuing progress, safety for our workers, and no further interruptions in the project schedule.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Project Update: March 24, 2021: “The completion of plumbing in the children’s bathrooms is continuing. Both the North and South side temporary exterior walls are complete. These walls are needed to provide security and protection from the weather as the windows are removed and replaced. Window removal began Monday and should take about 2-1/2 weeks to complete.  We have paid $270,695 for work completed. Thanks to the successful Capital Campaign we have not yet borrowed against our LCEF Construction Loan capacity – praise the Lord! Please pray for our continued progress and the safety of our workers.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Project Update: March 19, 2021: “Sheetrocking is complete, and we are now in the finishing stage (taping joints and covering screws). Plumbing in the children’s bathrooms is proceeding. The North side exterior temporary wall is in place and the South side wall construction will begin today. These walls are needed to provide security and protection from the weather as the windows are removed and replaced. Window removal begins Monday and should take 2-1/2 weeks to complete.  To date we have paid $270,695 of invoices. Thanks to the successful Capital Campaign we have not yet borrowed against our LCEF Construction Loan capacity.  Please pray for our continued progress and the safety of our workers.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

West Wing Project Update: March 10, 2021: “The construction work that has been completed this past week includes the completion of several inspections. The inspections that are now complete so work can continue are the rough electrical inspection, rough plumbing inspection, and framing inspection. The contract to remove the windows has been awarded. This process is complicated and includes the construction of security walls on both sides of the building, removal and disposal of the window units and preparation for the installation of the new windows. We are scheduled to start the removal of the windows on Monday, March 22.

As the project continues please remember that your prayers are appreciated and needed.” West Wing Committee: Bob Hea, Roger Koester and Chuck Mielke

 

Please click on the links below for additional information!

Narthex Thermometer Tracker Information as of May 2021

West Wing Project Update February 24

West Wing Project Update February 19

West Wing Project Update February 3

West Wing Project Update January

May 22

West Wing Remodeling Update

Remodel Q&A – 200617

ALC – Interior Improvements CDS 1 – 2020.03.30

ALC – Exterior Modifications CDS – 2020.04.23