This Week’s Work…

Work done this week at the Shrine…

Scaffolding was removed from the east wall behind the altar and moved to the west wall and erected on the choir loft. This will allow for access to the high pediment for masonry repairs.

Workers used the Genie lift to remove the purlins that attach to Truss No. 1 and the west pediment wall. This will allow access for the masons to make masonry repairs.

Shop fabrication continues: Truss No. 1, 2 & 3 are being made. Miscellaneous smaller steel angles, plates, etc. are done and will be delivered to the site next week.

Temporary power has been set up. The electrical to the building was removed after the fire. Temporary power has been set up to use for this phase of construction for the use of heat and power tools.

Simpson Grumpertz & Heger (SGH) has provided details and specifications for the rebuild of the limestone at the southwest corner. These stones were removed immediately after the fire due to unsafe conditions.

Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE) has provided direction for the tie in of the existing steel in the southwest corner. The heat of the fire badly damaged this area of the building, compromising the existing steel that will remain. WJE has provided the direction and details to tie the steel back into the building to be able to take future uplift wind loads.

Raffin Construction Co. provided an updated detailed schedule. January 26, 2018 is the delivery date for the steel to be on site.