September 30

09-30-2022Church Building UpdateBob Prezkop

We will end the month of September with great activity at the construction site. With the leadership of our General Contractor, Double AA, we end the month on schedule. Currently, our target completion is September 2023. As we get closer we will refine this date.

Imagine celebrating our future Masses in this building. The pictures you can take of your family’s celebration of Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage. The children of St. John Bosco will attend Mass and receive their Sacraments in this beautiful building. It is becoming a reality for us!


September 23

09-23-2022Church Building Update

The mason has installed the lip on the northside expansion. The construction crew will address the southside lip on Friday. Inspection is scheduled for Monday.

Work continues on closing the existing door and window openings that are no longer required. The saw-cutting for the new door and window openings should be completed by Monday. The underground duct work for the A/C to the Sanctuary has been installed. The ceilings in Father James' office and the break room have been removed to redirect the roof drainage system. A temporary wall has been installed in the existing doorway leading to the old restrooms. This wall is in preparation of the red wall and the double doors to be removed. Coming up, the plumber will begin digging the trench to reconnect the existing plumbing.


September 16

09-16-2022Church Building Update

The construction team has worked hard to get us back on schedule after the rain and cleanup delays. The work for the week progressed well.

Concrete was poured on the north and south side areas. They saw cut a new door on the south side of the building, the second confessional, north windows, new entry to the electrical room and cleaned up a number of old openings. Old gas meter and main gas line (an 8 foot assembly) has been removed allowing for construction work to continue on the south side.


September 9

09-09-2022Church Building Update

The ABC stone will be spread next week in preparation for pouring of the slabs. Concrete has been ordered for next Wednesday for pouring the slabs. Workers will be saw-cutting the east and west walls for the i-beams that will support the loft. The choir loft decking is 4 to 6 weeks out which may impact the pouring of the west slab. We need to allow the heavy equipment access to construct the loft infrastructure. The masonry on the north and south side of the buildings will commence after the slabs are poured. We will see the walls starting to go up.


September 2

09-02-2022Church Building Update

The underground plumbing has been completed on the north side of the building. The City inspected the work and passed it. The remaining underground plumbing and electrical work continues.

By the end of next week the slabs should begin getting poured. The north and south areas will be first. The west side will be completed after the steel for the choir loft arrives and is installed. It will take an 8,000 pound forklift to lift the 4,000 pound beam.

There are no pictures this week as the visible work did not change.

August 26

08-26-2022Church Building Update

Construction continues at a good rate, since the delays encountered from the previous rain storms.

The underground utilities continue. The underground plumbing for the new restrooms on the northside of the building is complete. Reconnecting the underground plumbing to the existing restrooms is scheduled to be completed next week. The underground electrical work is scheduled to start next week.


August 19

08-19-2022Church Building Update

The accomplishments last week: the completion of the masonry stem walls, extended existing electrical stubs at the northeast corner beyond the north building expansion area, and began the underground plumbing at the north building expansion for restrooms.

Work scheduled for this week: additional demolition of the masonry below grade at the existing removed west wall, complete the installation of the interior footings, complete the installation of the underground plumbing and electrical within the building. (The work, mentioned above, is in anticipation of pouring the floor slabs the first week of September.) Meeting with steel and metal stud framing subcontractors to coordinate deferred roof truss structural design with embeds.


August 12

08-12-2022Church Building Update

The rain impacted the installation of the stem walls. We anticipate the stem walls to be completed by Tuesday. The underground plumbing should be installed next week, depending on the weather. The underground electrical is scheduled for the following week, also depending on the weather.

The storm drainage solution going under the driveway between the main building and the Annex buildings did not hit the targeted plan of being completed prior to the start of school. This was due to supply chain delays. The material is now in. As not to impact the school's car pool lanes, this work will be done during the Christmas break, starting Dec 19.


August 5

08-05-2022Church Building Update

After the rain storm of July 28, there was up to 3 feet of water and mud in many of the footings. The water was pumped out of the footings and the mud was hand shoveled in preparation for the concrete to be poured. The masons were able to begin the installation of the foundation layer of the block before the second rain storm hit. The masons will continue laying block after the footings are pumped out again. The good news: most of the footings had concrete poured into them prior to the second storm hitting.


July 29

07-29-2022Church Building Update

The rebar is being installed for the south transept, the north restrooms, the elevator shaft area and the back of the new Sanctuary. The block is scheduled to arrive on Friday. Footings to be completed by Monday, concrete to be poured starting Tuesday, mason is scheduled to start on Wednesday, and the catch basin for the east drain is scheduled to arrive on August 6th.

As we were in our construction meeting, a heavy rain storm hit St. Benedict. The footing trenches had 3 feet of water in them. This could impact the above schedule. The footings will need to be inspected prior to the concrete being poured.


July 22

07-22-2022Church Building Update

Currently, the footings are being dug for the new restrooms and the elevator on the northeast side of the building. Rebar is being installed to be followed by city inspection. We are anticipating concrete to be poured by Thursday, July 28. At the same time, work is occurring inside the building. The concrete flooring has been removed to allow for the foundational support for the stairs to the choir loft on the southeast corner and the elevated cry room on the northeast corner. Working with the HVAC subcontractor, the GC team has been able to update our HVAC solution to reduce costs for St Benedict. We still do not have a delivery date for the drainage supplies that are needed. This could impact our scheduled plumbing start-date. We will continue to work with the plumbing subcontractor to get the product in.


July 15

07-15-2022Church Building Update

Great news! The concrete work began ahead of schedule! Last Monday for the layout of the footings, Tuesday for the digging of the footings, and for the next three weeks will be the work on the footings for the extensions. We now have a tentative date for the underground items that we have been waiting for. On Monday, July 25 the construction crew will begin on the drainage work that will impact the road between the main building and the Annex buildings. The goal is to complete this work prior to the start of school on Wednesday, August 10. If there is a chance of impacting this date there is a plan to develop a roadway around (behind) the Annex buildings, so the school traffic flow will not be impacted.

July 8

07-08-2022Church Building Update

The necessary surveying of the extensions and the internal rooms has been completed. The underground utility work is delayed while waiting for the materials to come in. The general contractor is working to expedite the installation of the customized manhole needed for the extension of the drainage work. This will require the driveway in front of the Annex buildings to be excavated. The goal is to complete this prior to the start of school. The general contractor met with the HVAC sub to investigate moving an air handler which would simplify the duct work necessary for the choir loft. This change will provide St Benedict some additional savings. A week ago on Saturday the grading company hit the power and communication lines which go to the Annex buildings. Power was temporarily restored within 2 hours. The permanent power line repair was installed Wednesday morning. We were asked to contact our A/V sub to pull the communication cables into the Annex which restored all internet and telephones. The general contractor provided a Verizon HotSpot so the staff could access the internet during repairs. Next the construction work will focus on laying out the choir loft, identifying the location of the required footings and saw cutting the existing concrete.

July 1

07-01-2022Church Building Update

The grading and extension pads are completed. We are scheduling the surveyor next week to lay out the external building lines and internal walls. The general contractor is trying to get the concrete sub to come before his August planned date to do the footings of the extensions. We requested to move the storm drain extension segment to July, ahead of the start of school, as this work will impact the area in front of the Annex building and the traffic flow for school pick up.