Parish Life Building Construction

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Posted August 31, 2020

Update Presented at the August 29 Parish Leader Meeting

Posted July 24, 2020

The Fellowship Hall ceiling has been painted and is starting to look very good. The stove hood in the kitchen area and the windows in the Gathering Hall are being installed.

Posted June 15, 2020

Things are progressing on the PLB construction.
Next week, if the weather cooperates, you should see the HVAC equipment being lifted and installed in the roof well.  Also, the sod may be installed on the athletic field.

Posted May 16, 2020

Chris Beard from Boudreaux visits the site and he is pleased with the overall progress of the work being done and the quality.

Posted April 25, 2020

We are Making Great Progress

Posted: April 19, 2020

Significant progress has been made during the month of March and into April.

  • The final shape of the building can be seen as the roof trusses and metal sheathing has been installed
  • Extensive rough-in work is taking place inside for the MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing)
  • The ground has dried out enough that work has started back up on the athletic field.

Coming next:

  • Completion of roof insulation, nailing boards and membrane.  Shingles will start to be installed in about two weeks.
  • The exterior brick will begin to be installed.
  • Continued inside work on MEP.

March Update

Posted: February 28, 2020

Despite multiple rainstorms during the month of February, progress continues on the PLB.  Significant milestones completed recently:

  • Block walls around the outside of the Fellowship Hall were completed (some more block work remains on the inside of the stage area).
  • Main roof trusses were installed on February 7 & 8.
  • Roof decking is installed over most of the Fellowship Hall area.
  • Exterior sheathing installed.

Over the next month you will see:

  • Installation of the light-gauge trusses that make up the roof sections around the perimeter of the building
  • Framing of interior walls
  • Pouring of the concrete floor of the roof well where the HVAC equipment will be located

Note that the grey beam that the preschool children signed has been installed at the top of the entry way facing the main parking lot toward the back of the building.  Most of the beams signed after Mass remain to be installed.

Posted: February 10, 2020

The project has been proceeding smoothly.  The only difficulty has been the number of “rain days” which has slowed the progress.

Significant milestones recently completed:

  • Block walls around the central Fellowship Hall nearly completed
  • Roof trusses over the Fellowship Hall installed on Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8.
  • Most of the external wall framing completed
  • Detention pond in the front of the church was approved by the county and seeded. 

This month you will see:

  • Sheathing of the exterior walls
  • Completion of red steel installation and approximately 50% of the light gauge trusses and decking.

Posted: January 6, 2020

Significant milestones completed recently:

  • The block wall around the Fellowship Hall continues to go up.  The back wall is to full height.
  • The steel structure around each of the entrances is up.
  • The athletic field in the back of the Brown Road house has been cleared.  Further grading will be happening once we get to some extended dry weather and the ground can dry out.
  • On January 5 parishioners signed one of the beams that will be used in the PLB.  Another opportunity to sign the beam will be on January 11/12.

This month you will see:

  • Continued building of the block walls.
  • Erection of the framing for the outside walls.
  • Once the block walls are complete, the steel trusses for the roof structure will arrive and be installed.

Posted: December 6, 2019

Significant milestones completed recently in PLB construction progress:

  • The final of 3 flooring concrete pours was completed before Thanksgiving
  • The detention pond in the front of the church is complete. Landscaping will be added in the Spring.
  • The athletic field in the back of the Brown Road house has been cleared.  Further grading will be happening.
  • The block walls around the fellowship hall are going up.  These are the structural part of the building.

During this month you will see:

  • the structural steel arrive onsite
  • erecting of the steel framing of the outside walls

Posted: November 8, 2019

  • The concrete floor for the Fellowship Hall was poured on Tuesday, November 5.
  • Work continues on installing storm drain piping. Started at the detention pond and are now past the Conner Ministry Building and along the south side of the Parish Life Building.
  • Work continues in clearing the athletic field on the far side of the Brown Rd house.
  • Monday the block walls around the Fellowship Hall will begin to be installed

Posted: October 31, 2019

  • No construction the next few days due to rainy weather.  The good news is that sunshine is in the forecast starting Friday.
  • The blocks that go on the concrete footings are mostly installed.  Gravel has been put in under where the Fellowship Hall floor will be.
  • Pouring of the Fellowship Hall concrete floor is expected to take place early Tuesday morning.
  • Installation of the storm drain system has been taking place by the CMB.

Posted: October 25, 2019

  • This week the blocks that go on top of the foundation are being installed. The concrete slab for the Fellowship Hall (center section) will be poured within the next two weeks, weather permitting.
  • Grading of the expanded detention pond area is essentially done.
  • Clearing for the Athletic Field on the far side of the Brown Road house is well underway.

Posted: October 18, 2019

  • This week the trenches for the building foundations were dug, rebar installed, and concrete poured for the footings.  Concrete trucks were onsite between 4:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. on the morning of Friday, October 18 to complete the concrete pour.
  • Grading of the expanded detention pond area will be completed within the next two weeks.
  • Clearing for the Athletic Field on the far side of the Brown Road house has begun.

Posted: October 11, 2019

Posted: October 8, 2019

A Peek Behind the Fence

Click on the image to see construction photos
From day 1 to October 8, 2019


Posted: October 2, 2019

What you should know regarding parking and playground ...

Weekend Masses:

Weekdays: The Playground will be closed while construction takes place in the vicinity of the playground.
The playground will be open in the afternoons and on weekends ONLY IF the fenced area is open to give access to the playground.

Overall Zone of Construction Activities
These are the areas that will be impacted at some point during the construction period.  The areas directly around the new building will be impacted for the entire construction period.



Have questions?

If your question is concerning something ...

Inside the Fence, contact Deacon Roger

Outside the Fence, contact Michael McGarry

For questions regarding the Capital Campaign, contact Bob Cardone

Diocese of Charleston Building and Renovation Advisory Committee Monthly Reports:

December 2020 (Final)
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019

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