Bike Racks, Atrium and Community Service Room

As Pastor Shinya said at last Sunday’s service, we hope our new building will be used 77/24/365.  The Church has been designed with easy access for our congregation as well as community groups.

Alarm System - CSRThe community service room will be accessible from North Fifth street and will feature one-time, disposable numeric codes for easy entry without loaning out keys for each use.  Groups may have access to the community service room only, or Atrium and restrooms as well.

There is a sink and storage cabinet in the community service room and cabinets in the Atrium which can be used for coffee and snacks before and after services.  No foods or beverages will be allowed in the Sanctuary other than water.Community Service Room

Atrium 3pm ShaddowsAtrium CabinetryConcrete next to the building where bike racks will soon be installed was finished on Friday.    Place for Bike Racks

Projects Finished Friday

Work continues on internal finishing, many of which are referred to as “tennant furnished”.  These are projects completed by contractors hired by SJ First and installed after general construction is completed or nearly completed. Pictures of these projects below were taken on Friday.

Audio visual systems in the Sanctuary supplied by Zamar and other locations of the building as well as networking system hardware installed by Ageeva are two examples.Sanctuary Second SpeakerNetworking in Data Room

Alarm System-preschoolSecurity and network wiring is being supplied by PSS Electronics.Security Pads Complete

Kitchen equipment is another SJFIRST-driven project.Kitchen after inspectiion

Below are a few other pictures taken Friday including our recently-installed Cross, the pre-school hallway, quiet space at the top of the second floor landing and second floor western conference room.Cross framed by city hall and rotunda Pre-school Hallway Colors Quiet Space Carpeting Western Conference Room

Our Construction Team

Our construction team has been meeting weekly since the beginning of the project.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated team, and one that has kept the project moving despite hurdles along the way.San Jose First Church Construction Team

From the left, Marc Morgan, SBC project manager; Larry Smedley, SBC site manager; Paul Hocket, CEO of Vitae Archtitecture, Cindy Mandly, SJFIRST Director of operations, Dan Shore, owners prepresentative, Anthony Cirinelli, SBC project engineer

Cross UPdate

cross raising verticalThe crane arrived at Church to install our Cross on Friday October 18th at 736am  The cross was placed on the top of the Church tower 8:46am.

The pictures below show the sequence of events that took place on Friday. crane arrives at 736

crane framed by City Hallcross framed by northern treescross placement -1cross placement -2cross placement -3cross placement -4cross placement -5cross placement -7cross placement -6The first picture below was taken this morning, the second one around noon.Cross-131019Rotunda view 131019This last picture was taken October 22nd.  The new cross is framed by city hall and the construction camera on the 11th floor.Cross Framed by City Hall

Art Glass Approved

On Wednesday the Eurobau team delivered the first sample of the Art Glass that will be used in five sanctuary windows, three transom windows above the Santa Clara entrance, also referred to as “the quiet space”, the cross tower, and eventually the front doors.

The sample was a half size panel from the sanctuary.  Here is a picture of it close up and two more from in the sanctuary.  This was half size and only a test sample.half sized test paneltest panel large viewtest panel window 5

The pictures below depict the approved windows as they will appear in the quiet space transom above the Santa Clara door, sanctuary and tower.APPROVED Transom-008L(1)APPROVED -sanctuary-178 APPROVED Tower-012c 131008