The building pace continues to move forward at a very fast pace, which is an awesome thing. I can honestly say that after doing demo work for 2 plus years it feels so rewarding to do actually be building our church. I know the entire team feels the same way.
The rafter tails on the lower roof were straightened and facia boars were attached.
The long hard work of building the front walls finally came to an end. It took a forest of wood to build these walls as they are almost 24 feet tall. The walls were built in 3 individual sections and will be joined when installed. Then the excitement began when we slid each of the walls off the slab and hoisted them into place. With Steve Schenk at the controls the telehandler lifted each section into place flawlessly. We then quickly braced each wall section back to the building. Once all three walls were erected the team gather in celebration and prayer. It was an awesome moment.
Next the team began to put down the plywood on the lower section of the roof and within a few days with Arvin mushing the team along the work was completed. Unbelievable amount of work in such a short time period. We then jumped into cation building the side walls on the lower roof, which included window openings and lots of horizontal bracing.
The guys then went on to straighten the top of the girder and end walls and place a top plate in place for the roof trusses to sit on.
A platform was then built as the 1st level of the tower, which is where the sanctuary HVAC system will be located.
The team spent 2 days turning straight top trusses into curved top trusses to match the existing curved roof over the conference room. We repeated the process 40 times. Then we had the fun job of making 4 double trusses from the stack of trusses and then nailing them together in a specific nailing pattern. Which then made the double trusses very heavy to lift.
Just so thankful for everyone who shows up to work everyday building our church. We laugh, we pray, we sing and we certainly laugh all day long with each other. Just enjoy my time working with all of the volunteers.