2 Capital Improvement Task Force • The Council established the Capital Improvement Task Force (CITF) at the Annual Meeting, held in February 2012.The charge of the CITF is to assess deferred maintenance and capital improvement needs of our facility and to prepare recommendations for consideration by the congregation.
3 Teaming With HGA• At a special congregational meeting in June, the congregation voted to hire the engineering firm of Hammel,Green & Abrahamson (HGA) to help evaluate our issues and develop a long range plan for addressing them.Our work with HGA began in early June and is being completed this month.We held six meetings over the summer with HGA.
4 Our Goals• At our first meeting with HGA we established our goal – create a “structurally sound, safe, comfortable and dry facility.”We want to meet this goal by being good stewards of our facility and making wise decisions for the future.
5 Our Priorities Defined • Major issues were ranked in the following order:Roof / Gutter SystemWater Drainage / Building Leaks / ErosionStructural (Building Settlement)Parking LotHVAC / Electrical & Plumbing
6 Timeline June July August Sept. 23 Discovery & Analysis Range of OptionsSummary FindingsHired HGA
7 Summary Findings Roof/ Gutter System Findings Options Status Roofing damaged due to hail and improper repairs over the yearsGutters damaged due to ice damsInterior finishes (ceiling and walls) damaged due to ice dams.Ice dams are a result of a too warm roof, which is a result of lack of insulation or ventilation.OptionsRepair and replace damaged slates, flashing and gutters.Install roof insulation on 1963 addition.StatusRequest for Proposal (RFP) under review.Sent to select contractors Sept. 28Bids Due
8 Summary Findings Water Drainage / Building Leaks / Erosion Findings Storm water from downspouts isn’t directed away from buildingErosion from too much storm water directed to a specific location (at the stairs, at the north slope, and in the parking lot)Waterproofing systems (at the choir room) deteriorated over the yearsOptionsRepair and replace gutters and downspouts.Connect/direct downspouts to retention system (rain gardens)Install foundation drainageInstall waterproofingCombination of rain gardens/ infiltration/ and storm water managementStatusConcepts are estimated for price
9 Summary Findings Structural Findings Options Status Masonry cracking on the exterior walls and plaster cracking on the interior walls of the chapelFloor slab settlement in the Colonial RoomSoil borings reveal a layer of clay under the chapel foundationGeotechnical consultant concluded that the structural settlement is due to the clay consolidation, and that the consolidation is completeOptionsAdd insulation under window wells to avoid frost expansionAs insurance against future settlement, add structural stabilization for foundationsStatusSoil boring and geotechnical evaluation is completedOptions for additional stabilization are estimated for price
10 Summary Findings Parking Lot Findings Options Status Sinkholes have developed due to amount and velocity of storm water running over the parking surfaceSoil settlement results in uneven parking surfaceMultiple entrances and exits creates a confusing parking circulation patternOptionsRevised parking layout to provide streamlined vehicle circulation, mitigate run-off, and allow for improved and inviting landscaping.StatusRevised parking lot concept is estimated for price
11 Summary Findings HVAC and Electrical Systems Findings Options Status The heating systems consists of steam boilers that are past expected life but are in good shape and are not in danger of failingVentilation system in sanctuary is undersized per current standards and noisyThe original electrical service should be replaced due to age, although there is no imminent need of replacementOptionsReplace the steam boilers with higher efficiency hot water boilersModify return air path to quiet the sanctuary ventilation systemReplace the 400 amp electrical service and panel boards serving the 1950 and 1960’s addition.StatusReplacement cost estimates have been priced.
33 Preliminary Cost Estimates Cost Estimates based on HGA’s concept documents
34 Next Steps - Project 1: Roof and Gutter Repairs Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. Informational meeting in the Gathering SpaceSeptember 28: Send out RFPsOctober 18,19: Interview contractorsNovember 4: Congregation votes on recommended plan and contractor
35 Long Range Plan- Project 2: Waterproofing and Stabilization January 20th, Adult Education: Long range plan presentation and Project #2 Informational Meeting regarding Waterproofing and StabilizationSpring Building Improvement Campaign
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