Welcome to "Renovation Central!". Below are periodic updates showing the progress of CBI's (approximately) year-long project to upfit our physical building in order to match the excitement, dedication and community of those who call it home. Check out the progress and watch the dream unfold!
Week 16: March 4, 2018
Our much-anticipated renovation project is now approximately 30-percent complete! The biggest changes you will notice are in the sanctuary where the large windows on the back walls are now being installed, flooding the new space with sunlight. Workers are also now ready to begin work on the main elevated reading platform in the center of the newly reconfigured space. Elsewhere, the framing for the new ceiling in the social hall and common areas is being completed and is nearly ready for installation of the ceiling panels. Work is also moving along in the three new ADA-compliant restrooms (men's room, ladies' room and a family bathroom). Also happy to announce that, so far, the project is both on schedule and on budget. Thanks to the diligence and hard work of the CBI CCOG committee and management from the folks at SAI Design. Stay tuned for the next installment!
Week 12: January 28, 2018
Three months in and things are beginning to take shape. In the sanctuary the stage is nearly set for the installation of the central walkway to the main reading platform in the middle. And the new all-wood ceiling is close to being ready to be put in place. Meanwhile, changes in the social hall are progressing, from the top down, as the new infrastructure for the ceiling ceiling is going in; the same is true in the hallway outside the sanctuary. So far according to the Capital Campaign Oversight Group (CCOG), the renovations are both on schedule and well within budget.
Week 8: December 27, 2017
Much of the demolition has now been completed and crews have started to install the new infrastructure. This includes the framing system for the new ceilings in the social hall, foyer and common areas outside the sanctuary. Plumbing for the new bathrooms (men's room, women's room and family restroom) is also fairly far along. Inside the sanctuary, the old bima has been truncated to make room for additional seating and the pews have all be removed and disassembled in preparation for fitting them into the new "in-the-round" configuration.
Week 1: November 3, 2017
Week 1 has all been about clearing out the rooms and spaces where a majority of the renovations will take place. This includes the social hall, sanctuary, small chapel, foyer and common areas outside the sanctuary; not just clearing the floor space and taking structures off the walls, but removing the old ceiling , including the framing, in many of the areas. The old bathrooms have also been gutted as crews prepare to break up the concrete beneath the floors in order to stub in new plumbing for our reconfigured men's room, women's room and family restroom. Exciting. We're off and running!