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Thursday
Dec192013

The Finish Line on Phase One is Visible

The finish line and the parking lines are in sight at The Sanctuary. (Click to enlarge)In a recent video update, Andrew said the finish line is in sight for the construction of the Barn in Woodland Park, Colorado. The Barn is the first of two buildings being built at Charis Bible College's new home campus, The Sanctuary. A good indication of the nearness of completion, for those who have been following the progress, is the noticeable reduction in the contractor's tools, materials and heavy equipment. As the project winds down, the building's spaces are becoming more recognizable. For example, in previous posts, the images of the main auditorium have been dominated by scaffolding and plastic covered beams, but as you will see below, the majority of the staging has now been removed, revealing the true size of the room. While the carpeting on the lower level has been installed for some time, the other floor finishes (tile, stained concrete and flagstone) are now visible and add to the appeal of CBC-Colorado's new home.

Just think, in a short time, the focus on this structure will fade, and the primary focus will be on the opportunities these newly crafted spaces afford. Soon the Barn will be humming with student activities and the equipping of the saints.

Installation of the decking for the porch, outside the main auditorium, is now complete. (Click to enlarge) Beautiful log railings being installed to protect admirers of the southern view. (Click to enlarge)

The scaffolding in the main auditorium has been removed. (Click to enlarge) Scissor lifts have replaced the scaffolding, as work continues. (Click to enlarge)

The hallway to the student mailbox area is complete.
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The Student Services area is nearly ready to handle student needs. (Click to enlarge)

Some of the stained concrete flooring on the upper level. (Click to enlarge) Beautiful flagstone has been laid in some of the hallways. (Click to enlarge)

CBC's staff office spaces are nearing completion.
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World Outreach Director, Wendell Parr, and Gary Luecke, the Director of CBC Colorado lending a hand.

See our Foundation Builders page for more information about Charis Bible College's building project at The Sanctuary in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Images provided by Jeff Nakkula, Assistant Director of CBC's School of Media.

Thursday
Nov212013

Window Glass Adds Depth to the Barn

Charis Bible College's new building in Woodland Park, Colorado. (Click to enlarge)

Recent glass installation has added eye-catching dimension to CBC-Colorado's new building in Woodland Park. Much like a smile adds to the brightness of a person's face, the addition of the Barn's windows has brightened the building's exterior. The reflections of the beautiful sky and surrounding landscape at the Sanctuary add a sparkle to the building's muted and rugged earth tones.

The inside of the Barn is coming along nicely too, as stone masons and finish carpenters continue to finalize the details in the hallways, classrooms and auditorium.

Each pane of glass has been installed individually.
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Installing the glass for the Barn's windows is a group effort. (Click to enlarge)

The team installing the windows on the south-facing side of the main auditorium. (Click to enlarge)The glass catching the reflection of Colorado's big blue sky. (Click to enlarge)

Interior stonework throughout the Barn's hallways is nearly complete. (Click to enlarge)These masons are working on the back wall of the reception area. (Click to enlarge)

Installation of the hardwood ceiling continues.
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A finished section of the hardwood ceiling and the beautiful wooden beams. (Click to enlarge)

The Barn's power is live and the classroom lights are lit! (Click to enlarge)The lower level classroom dividers have been installed. (Click to enlarge)

A few more finishing touches and these doors will swing wide to welcome staff and students to CBC-Colorado's new home. (Click to enlarge)

See our Foundation Builders page for more information about Charis Bible College's building project at The Sanctuary in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Images provided by Jeff Nakkula, Assistant Director of CBC's School of Media.

Thursday
Nov142013

Beauty of the Beams Revealed

The main entrance to the Barn. (Click to enlarge)

Construction of the Barn, the first building at Charis Bible College's new campus in Woodland Park, Colorado has entered the home stretch. As the push to bring the project to completion continues, more and more of the building's unique features emerge. The main structural details that prompted Andrew to give the building its name were the massive beams spanning the main auditorium and the spacious open area they created. Since their installation, the beams have remained hidden in a protective plastic covering, but as you will see in the images below, the beautiful wood has finally been revealed.

While the reveal of the beams is the most prominently featured change since our last update, there are other details worth noting below, including the installation of the student mailboxes, the finished restroom tile work, completly carpeted lower level classrooms, and the addition of colored concrete around the perimeter of the building.

A crew uses a lift in their assent to work around the beams. (Click to enlarge)Much of the scaffolding has been removed from the auiditorium. (Click to enlarge)

A good look at the beautiful wood and the rugged black hardware. (Click to enlarge)

Tongue and groove, Hickory hardwood has been used to finish the Barn's ceiling. (Click to enlarge)

Final cleaning of the restroom tile work.
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The student mailboxes have been installed.
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The lower level classrooms have been carpeted. (Click to enlarge)Some walkways around the perimeter of the Barn will have richly colored concrete. (Click to enlarge)

Still pouring concrete around the building and in the roadways. (Click to enlarge) Some concrete and electrical work still to be completed. (Click to enlarge)

See our Foundation Builders page for more information about Charis Bible College's building project at The Sanctuary in Woodland Park, Colorado.