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Capital Improvement Task Force Update 09.23.2012
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.
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.
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.
Our Priorities Defined Major issues were ranked in the following order: Roof / Gutter System Water Drainage / Building Leaks / Erosion Structural (Building Settlement) Parking Lot HVAC / Electrical & Plumbing
Timeline June Hired HGA July Discovery & Analysis August Range of Options Sept. 23 Summary Findings
Roof/ Gutter System Findings Roofing damaged due to hail and improper repairs over the years Gutters damaged due to ice dams Interior 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. Options Repair and replace damaged slates, flashing and gutters. Install roof insulation on 1963 addition. Status Request for Proposal (RFP) under review. Sent to select contractors Sept. 28 Bids Due
Summary Findings Water Drainage / Building Leaks / Erosion Findings Storm water from downspouts isnt directed away from building Erosion 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 years Options Repair and replace gutters and downspouts. Connect/direct downspouts to retention system (rain gardens) Install foundation drainage Install waterproofing Combination of rain gardens/ infiltration/ and storm water management Status Concepts are estimated for price
Summary Findings Structural Findings Masonry cracking on the exterior walls and plaster cracking on the interior walls of the chapel Floor slab settlement in the Colonial Room Soil borings reveal a layer of clay under the chapel foundation Geotechnical consultant concluded that the structural settlement is due to the clay consolidation, and that the consolidation is complete Options Add insulation under window wells to avoid frost expansion As insurance against future settlement, add structural stabilization for foundations Status Soil boring and geotechnical evaluation is completed Options for additional stabilization are estimated for price
Summary Findings Parking Lot Findings Sinkholes have developed due to amount and velocity of storm water running over the parking surface Soil settlement results in uneven parking surface Multiple entrances and exits creates a confusing parking circulation pattern Options Revised parking layout to provide streamlined vehicle circulation, mitigate run- off, and allow for improved and inviting landscaping. Status Revised parking lot concept is estimated for price
Summary Findings HVAC and Electrical Systems Findings The heating systems consists of steam boilers that are past expected life but are in good shape and are not in danger of failing Ventilation system in sanctuary is undersized per current standards and noisy The original electrical service should be replaced due to age, although there is no imminent need of replacement Options Replace the steam boilers with higher efficiency hot water boilers Modify return air path to quiet the sanctuary ventilation system Replace the 400 amp electrical service and panel boards serving the 1950 and 1960s addition. Status Replacement cost estimates have been priced.
Next Steps - Project 1: Roof and Gutter Repairs Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. Informational meeting in the Gathering Space September 28: Send out RFPs October 18,19: Interview contractors November 4: Congregation votes on recommended plan and contractor
Long Range Plan- Project 2: Waterproofing and Stabilization January 20 th, Adult Education: Long range plan presentation and Project #2 Informational Meeting regarding Waterproofing and Stabilization Spring Building Improvement Campaign