Living Our Legacy: Construction News

Look here for periodic construction updates. Questions? Contact Laura Zabaski, Parish Administrative Officer | 615-385-2150 x 242 or laura.zabaski@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Construction Update 

Work continues on the block walls of Legacy Hall, campus landscaping, and the new parking area. Demolition of portions of the ground floor areas of the kindergarten that will be remodeled have begun along with the erection of structural steel for the second floor expansion of youth and music spaces. Thus far, the construction industry is still considered an essential business by the state and work has continued. The Parent Company has implemented on site safety policies to minimize risk for workers.

Building Committee Update

April 2, 2020

Good afternoon all,

I last wrote this update while on the St. George’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. What a different world we all find ourselves in only a few weeks later. Best wishes to all members of our parish and their families for safety and health as we navigate through these challenging times.

In prior updates I’ve described the challenges our contractor, The Parent Company, has faced with the unusually wet weather we’ve experienced in 2020. Now we can add Covid-19 to the list of factors affecting our progress. Thus far, the construction industry is still considered an essential business by the state and work has continued. The Parent Company has implemented safety policies to minimize risk for workers on site. Let’s keep those working on the job site among those we pray for.

The block work on Legacy Hall continues and despite weather conditions should be complete within the next two weeks. We hoped to have our roof trusses arrive about that time. The plant that was fabricating those components voluntarily shut down for two weeks due to Covid-19 exposure. As I write this, the plant has reopened and we expect delivery of the roof trusses on April 20—causing only a slight delay. 

Site preparation continues in advance of putting down the binder coat of asphalt. This is scheduled to begin on April 6. Additionally, significant portions of landscaping are now installed and are blooming beautifully along with all of Nashville.

Demolition of portions of the ground floor areas of the kindergarten that will be remodeled began this week along with the erection of structural steel for the second floor expansion of youth and music spaces. 

The new chiller that will serve the HVAC system for the property has been set in place and below ground chiller lines are currently being rerouted to make way for footings to be poured for the connector (the portion of the building that will tie Legacy Hall to the kindergarten entrance).

We are less than two weeks away from work commencing in the Nave with Phipps Construction scheduled to start work on Monday April 13. The first work will be the removal of the pews to make way for overhead work. The pews will be refinished and new cushions will be in place when the Nave reopens in late 2020. Once work in the Nave has progressed, we will have scheduled opportunities for the parish to view the progress from the Narthex. I look forward to including more detailed reports on work in the Nave in future updates.

I join the clergy in wishing you a safe and healthy upcoming Holy Week!

Sincerely,

Cam Sorenson, Chair
Building Committee

 

 

 


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