Architect Releases Construction Completion Updates
On Friday, August 12, HELENE KARL Architects released an updated completion schedule for the various “Pave the Way” construction and renovation projects being addressed at Sudbury UMC this summer. “In general the construction is going well,” HKA reported, “and the overall schedule has only slipped two weeks from the original schedule. As is often typical with these projects, availability and delivery of HVAC and electrical equipment are delaying timelines.”
General – New England Builders and Contractors indicated that the heating work will not be completed until end of October. Portions will be installed but not necessarily fully operational. The Code requires the heat to be on by October 15.
Sunny Hill – Area will be complete August 20 except heating. The space will be clean and safe.
Offices – Area will be complete September 30 except the heating.
Classrooms Under the Church – Walls and doors (temporary if necessary) will be complete September 5. Ceilings, heating and lighting may not be completed until the end of September.
Classrooms Under Hawes Hall – Walls and doors (temporary if necessary) will be complete September 5. Ceilings, heating and lighting may not be completed until the end of September.
Davison Chapel and New Narthex – Complete by the end of October.
Hawes Hall – Complete September 30 except for heating. Window status to be determined.
Sanctuary – Work will be complete September 5 except for heating.
Elevator – Complete by the end of October.
Parking Lot and Ramps – Schedule to be determined by approvals from Town of Sudbury.
As anticipated by the Board of Trustees, the planned installation of Verizon’s cell phone antenna in our steeple coincided inconveniently with the time the steeple portion of the sprinkler system was slated to be done. Fortunately, the conflict has not been problematic since Verizon needed some lead time to construct a new equipment pad in the back of the church. Also, HKA and NEBC very helpfully adjusted their schedule for sprinkler work and steeple lighting so Verizon could install its antennas.