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The Barn's Interior is Taking Shape

The Barn, the first building at CBC-Colorado's new campus in Woodland Park. (Click to enlarge)Two months have passed since we brought you our last update from The Sanctuary, and as you will see in the images below, progress has been swift and steady since our last report. It has been one year since contractors and their crews arrived at CBC's new campus in Woodland Park and today, great strides have been made toward the project's completion. At the time of this post, crews are working diligently to install the building's windows, and within a short time the Barn, as Andrew calls it, will be totally enclosed. Be sure to take a close look at each photo, imagine the designated spaces full of world-changing student activity, and know that soon it will all be reality!

Staging on the stage... The concrete for the platform has been poured. (Click to enlarge) Entry to the second-year classroom is on the right, while offies will be to the left. (Click to enlarge)

The lower level office area has been drywalled and some walls have been painted. (Click to enlarge) The counter in the Student Services area being framed in. (Click to enlarge)

Crews work to place the glass windows in the Barn's clearstory design. (Click to enlarge) Windows have been placed near the Barn's main entrance. (Click to enlarge)

A truck load of glass pannels for the Barn's upper level clearstory windows. (Click to enlarge) Exterior trim and finish work on the North side of the Barn. (Click to enlarge)

All images courtesy of Jeff Nakkula, the assistant director of CBC's School of Media.


Closing in the Barn's Roof

Last month, Andrew provided a live video update detailing the progress at The Sanctuary, Charis Bible College's new campus in Woodland Park, Colorado. It was his eleventh update since construction began in September of 2012. In this video, Andrew reviewed the installation of the massive trusses, the large wooden beams that give the Barn its distinctive shape, and showed the early stages of closing in the Barn's roof. Andrew also touched on the extent of the progress being made around the perimeter of the building itself, as well as across the entire campus. As you will see, a lot has changed since the first scoop of earth was moved last September.

The view approaching the Barn on the main drive.
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The view of the Barn looking west. Curb and gutter forms in foreground. (Click to enlarge)

The southeast corner of the Barn.
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A view of the north side of the building. Pikes Peak in the background. (Click to enlarge)

Men working on the Barn's roof.
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Crews working on the deck support pillars on the south-facing side of the Barn. (Click to enlarge)

Andrew examining the roofing progress.
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Andrew asking questions about the interior construction. (Click to enlarge)

Pillar support work for the south-facing decks.
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Crews work quickly to pour the curb and gutter for the new roadway. (Click to enlarge)

This update was filmed on June 12. To view the most recent video update and an important message from Andrew, visit the Sanctuary Construction Update page on the ministry's main website. See our Foundation Builders partnership page for more information.


Placing the Barn's Wooden Beams

On May 13, 2013, Andrew filmed a construction update at The Sanctuary in Woodland Park. While each of our previous video updates have revealed the steady advancements at CBC-Colorado's new campus, none, to this point, has carried the weight of this update—literally. In this video, as Andrew reviews the progress, you will see the construction crews use a crane to hoist and put in place the enormous, 45-ton, wooden beams. With the 630,000 pounds of wood in place, the building has really begun to take shape and to resemble the artistic renderings readers were introduced to in April of 2011.

Crane lifting one of the 45-ton wooden beams.
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Crane transporting the third wooden beam for placement. (Click to enlarge)

Crane and crew work to place and secure one of the seven beams. (Click to enlarge) Andrew points to the men working to secure the beams in place. (Click to enlarge)

Each wooden beam section is covered in protective plastic. (Click to enlarge) Andrew is in the foreground giving a tour. Can you see the other man? (Click to enlarge)

The mechanical section of the Barn. Andrew is the orange speck in the background. (Click to enlarge) A bird's eye view of the wooden beams shot from a camera on an incoming beam. (Click to enlarge)

This update was filmed on May 13. To view the most recent video update visit the Sanctuary Construction Update page on the ministry's main website.