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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Week of October 11, 2012

Week of October 11, 2012

As you can see, things are really beginning to take shape. The interior framing should be completed this week. As you walk through the building now, you can see where our amazing services will be held, where our children will learn, where we will enjoy our community’s events in the social hall and courtyard and really start to get a feel for what it will be like. Sheet rock will be getting installed on one side within the next 2 weeks and electrical, plumbing, HVAC and audio are moving right along. Before you know it, our dream will become reality!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week of August 23, 2012

Well, the walls are going up and roof is being put on - and we’ll have an enclosed building soon enough. The roof decking is about 90% complete and they are going to start installing the roof itself later next week! Damp-proofing has been applied to the cement block floor, and the brick veneer will be added shortly. Our construction is moving along nicely and the building committee is working diligently with our architects on some of the interior details including the ark and bimah.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July 5, 2012

Well, the moment we have been waiting for has come. Well, one of those moments, anyway. We are the proud beneficiaries of a brand new shiny Building Permit! It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get busy building this building. No more excuses now! The steel is being delivered and we will be fully underway this week. Now we will start seeing some real progress on our new home!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Week of June 20

Well, we are getting closer to getting our building permit, but we don’t have it quite yet. We are down to getting one last item for the City of Sandy Springs and are hopeful that we can get the permit issued later this week or early next week. Keep your fingers crossed! We are continuing to work on getting the details finalized as we are about to embark on our construction. The roof is now off (literally) and we are getting ready to start building. The building committee met this week to begin looking at interior finishes and initial designs for the ark and bimah. We are still a work in progress but we are continuing to move forward!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

week of May 16

On Tuesday, the river rocks were finally placed under where the new Bimah will be located. We have been working with City of Sandy Springs as they review our construction documents and have received some comments back that our architects and team are working on. We have also been working on finishing the kitchen design as well as coordinating with Conlan to get pricing based on our construction documents. Further work on the site will be limited while we finish up the permit process with Sandy Springs, but we are working diligently to get our permit.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Week of May 9, 2012

More demolition this week! The remaining parts of the exterior of the building that are to be removed in this demolition phase have now been removed. Dump trucks were driving in and out filling the pits that were excavated last week. Our construction trailer is in full use and we even had our team meeting there this week. We have some meetings with Sandy Springs later this week and hope to get our building permit very soon! While the building is now essentially a slab with a roof, one can now begin to imagine where the sanctuary will be, the social hall, the courtyard, classrooms…this is getting very exciting!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Week of April 30, 2012

This week, a good portion of the outside of the building was removed. Talk about air conditioning! Our construction documents were delivered to Sandy Springs last Thursday and we are currently awaiting our building permit. The remaining in-ground remnants of being a car repair facility were also removed this week. In addition, there was much concrete cutting done to allow for our plumbing and underground utilities to be installed later. Towards the end of this week, our cornerstones (river rocks) will be placed in the ground under where our new Bimah will be!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Progress! That’s what we have going on right now. Conlan has been busy at work on the demolition of the interior of the building. The construction trailer was delivered last week and we are currently waiting on getting our temporary power service set up. Our construction drawings were completed by BLDGS yesterday and are being delivered to Sandy Springs for approval today.