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Assembling the Wooden Beams

Nine months ago construction crews broke ground at The Sanctuary, Charis Bible College's new campus in Woodland Park, Colorado. We have been bringing our readers a steady stream of updates since the very beginning of the project. As you will see in this video, the first building, "the Barn," as Andrew calls it, has come a long way since leaving the drawing board. Crews have worked through the long winter months, and at the time of the filming, craftsmen were constructing the huge wooden beams that will span the width of the building to support the roof.

A craftsman prepares a wooden beam for installation.
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The wooden beams are covered with plastic to protect them from the elements. (Click to enlarge)

Each of the wooden beam trusses weighs 90,000 pounds. (Click to enlarge) The south-facing wall will have lots of windows, allowing a view of Pikes Peak. (Click to enlarge)

Workers enclosing the upper level HVAC area.
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The vast open space to be spanned by the wooden beams. (Click to enlarge)

The basement level, home to 23 expandable classrooms. (Click to enlarge) Chimney construction is nearly complete.
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This update was filmed on April 15, to view the most recent video update visit the Sanctuary Construction Update page on the ministry's main website.

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