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Gathering Space Construction Photos

St. Ferdinand Parish
Gathering Space Construction Photos:

Front View:
October 27, 2012
November 14, 2012 - Asbestos Removal process
November 19, 2012
November 28, 2012
December 9, 2012
December 11, 2012 - Pouring the piers prior to pouring
 the footings for the foundation
January 18 - Some of these HVAC pipes are being installed under the vestibule floor; the larger pipes will be underground by the vestibule, leading to the HVAC unit.
March 21
April 12

Side View:
October 27, 2012
November 14, 2012 - Asbestos Removal process
November 19, 2012
November 28, 2012
December 9, 2012 - Lines drawn for the piers and the foundation
 December 11, 2012 - Preparing to pour the piers
December 21, 2012
January 7, 2013
January 30
February 4
February 5
February 8
February 28
March 21
April 12

Duchesne Roof View:
November 19, 2012

Rectory Roof View:
November 19, 2012
November 20, 2012
December 5 - Digging a hole for one of the piers
The gentleman in the blue shirt is the inspector.  He is
verifying the gravel below the piers is the required
 density before concrete can be poured.

Pouring on more and more gravel until up to grade.
The inspector is using the meter (below) to verify
 the gravel is at the required density. 
December 12 - Pouring concrete for the left wall's foundation:

January 28 - Filling and compaction of the
subsurface prior to pouring the concrete floor.
Installation of the vapor barrier and reinforcing mesh for the concrete floor.
January 30 - Pouring the concrete floor
February 4-5 - Installation of the Glue Laminated beams

Miscellaneous Photos:
November 20, 2012

November 28, 2012

December 3, 2012
The school was closed today while the clay water main was replaced with  these pvc pipes. New building codes do not allow clay pipes under building structures.  Luckily an existing water line leak discovered last Friday was also repaired today.
December 4

December 11 - Dana and Michele

December 11 - This week, an area was dug out for the footings and foundation to be poured. Below rebar is in place to pour the piers for the footings of the foundation.
Freshly poured concrete:

December 27 - Just completed pouring two more footings:
January 7 - The beams are being put in place and welded together today.
  It's nice to see activity further above ground level!
January 17 - Installing the downspout underground drainage system.
January 25 - Before & After the concrete walkway and steps were poured:
February 1 - The existing vestibule, where the restroom and two confessionals used to be.
The existing vestibule
February 4
February 5
February 6
February 13
February 15
February 18 - Laying brick
New restrooms
An inside view from the new Vestibule
March 8
On Easter weekend the vestibule was opened for all to view the progress.  At the Easter Vigil the fire to light the Easter Candle was outside the vestibule, and all processed into the Church through the vestibule with lit candles.
April 12
A peek inside the new confessional, and the new
 confessional kneeler, on it's side.
April 22 - Pouring outside concrete
April 25 - Almost finished....
April 30, 2013 - First section of flooring installed

We hope you've enjoyed viewing our gallery of construction photos.  We warmly welcome you to visit our completed Gathering Space, visit with our Parish Family, and attend the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.