Monday, June 5, 2017

A First Look Inside


From the outside it is hard to tell what progress is being made in the interior so here is a peek at the work that is being done.  All Photos

To help you understand what you are seeing here is a photo map numbers refer to the links below.

You can click on this image for a larger view

There are additional photos but these will give you a basic orientation.

1) Wide open interior of the one story portion of the building. This photo is looking down the science wing hallway. It includes 3 science rooms on the left, the library on the near right, middle right computer labs and distant right 3 math rooms.

2) Commons South entrance just outside the library:  Looking through the library and computer labs you can see the science room windows in the distance. Note the exterior doors of the science wing hallway at the extreme left and extreme right.
Moving farther into the Commons you turn around look north and see the 2 story section  At the top you see 2nd floor interior classroom windows that open to the Commons. Below is a solid wall behind which will be the mechanical room (pumps, heating cooling etc.)

3) You are standing at the intersection of the commons, computer labs and math hallway and the front entrance. Looking south down the math and Labs hallway. Note the light coming in from the 1/2 story windows above. Looking west through the main entrance toward the chapel  You turn around and look into the reception office which also serves as the entrance to the administrative offices.

4) Looking west down the the administration hallway from reception: Admissions, Head of School, Administrative Assistant, Dean of Students, Conference room and Counseling Center.

5) The Counseling Center.  Features 2 offices and a student work area. It has entrances from both the administration hallway and the classroom hallway.  It is adjacent to the conference room within the administration area. Work Area - From the Work area: Counselor 1 entrance  -  Counselor 2 entrance

6) - Looking south through the Counseling work room from the classroom hallway to the Administration area and conference room.  You now turn around and see the Northwest stairwell looking north.

7) Looking east down the classroom hallway. On your right is the back of the administration area, then the hallway from the commons, followed by restrooms, and mechanical room.  On your left are 2 theology classrooms, a large study hall and a third theology classroom.

8) Theology Classroom.  Note that this classroom has cinder-block walls. This classroom along with the large study hall serve as the tornado shelter.  that is the reason for the cinder-block walls.

9) Study Hall:  It is twice the size of classrooms.  It has 6 windows rather than 3.

10) Northeast Stairwell.  Photo 1 - Photo 2 - Looking out the stairwell window. - Exterior

11) Mechanical room Looking South. You can see the science windows in the distant backgrouond.

TOP FLOOR

Currently wide open. Completion will not be started until remaining funds needed are raised.

Looking Northwest - Looking through interior classrooms windows which over look the Commons.  - Elevator shaft - Landing for interior stairwell from the Commons.  View from the Deck above the Counseling Center.

EXTERIOR

12) Front of the building: Math rooms - The Main Entrance

13) Science Wing Entrance looking east down the science hallway

14) You walk in to the intersection of the math and science hallways and look north toward the reception office.

15) Southwest Exterior: Science rooms

16 Northeast Exterior:  The study hall projects out a bit.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bricks & Geothermal Wells Progressing

North Side Brick Work

With the arrival of spring weather, work on the David "DJ" Sokol Living for Life Building is picking up momentum.

The brick layers are moving along on the the north side and turning the corning on the front.  The race is on for the other crews to keep ahead of them.

Cement floors are completed in the two-story section of the building and they are pushing hard on getting the remainder or the steel up in the Southeast corner.

Southwest of the building the geothermal well field is nearing completion.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Bricks, Wells, Science & Library

Steel being set in place for the Science Classrooms.

Construction work is moving along nicely.  Few are aware of the fact that brickwork has begun. It is on the backside (east). Steel for science classrooms and the library are now being set in place.

Away from the immediate construction area the water well is being completed and another company has begun work on the geothermal well field for the new school building.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Construction Update & Photos

The chapel cross appears to rest on the new building as workers install precast on the east side of the building.

Construction So Far
As winter begins to fade construction on the David "D.J." Sokol Learning for Life building is heating up.  The roof on the 2 story section is nearing completion and soon the cement slab will be poured for the ground level of that part of the building. The steel structure for the new math rooms and computer labs is done and they are now framing some of the exterior walls and setting more precast in place. Before the end of the month brick work should begin.

Click on the blue print  "So Far" link to the right for a detailed look. Yellow is the 2 story construction. Red indicates the extent of steel structure completion for the single story section. The science rooms and library only have partial footings set in place at this time.  Construction Photos

Besides the building construction the new water well is being drilled. (see photos)

Peering through the commons and entrance looking west stands the chapel. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Mid January - Mid February Time Lapse Construction




Also Watch the entire construction Time-Lapse since May 2016.  Duration 7:17 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Mid December thru Mid January Time Lapse Video


The weather has been good for January.  We did have some very icy days but generally not to bad.  The most visible change has been the adding of precast stone along the roof line.  The one-story portion of the building has yet to begin.