8/12/15 Construction Update

Dear Community,

Our construction project continues with the Administration Building and the Staff and Teacher Village nearly complete. We have actually brought furniture into the Village apartments! The Temple is still several months away from completion, though many of the outside components are in and the building is looking fabulous. Inside the contractors are busy installing the wiring, plumbing, and HVAC components in preparation for sheet-rocking. Still to come at the Temple will be a large patio area out front, including a water feature, and landscaping.

With metta,

John Griffith

Facilities Manager

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4/23/2015 Construction Update

Dear Spirit Rock Community,

Here’s what’s going on at SR:

  • Media (special sand and soil) being placed in the rain gardens and vegitated swales
  • Sattalite lot (aka horseshoe lot) final grading
  • Septic work being done to hook up the Upper Retreat Center to the new sewer system
  • Temple roof framing will continue
  • Village flatwork (concrete and asphalt walkways and drives) will begin
  • Village paint will continue
  • Village Commons finish work continues
  • Admin tennant improvements continue

CMH really taking shape. Overhang rafters are being installed. The upright rectangles on the roof form the frame of the dormer windows. Looking closely you can just make out the beginnings of the framing for the cupola.

4.23.15

John Griffith
Facilities Manager

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Construction News 03/10/2015

Dear Spirit Rock Community,

Here is what’s going on in construction at SR this week:

  • Roof framing at the Temple Octagon
  • Tenant Improvements (interior walls, etc.) to begin at the Admin Building
  • Exterior and interior paint at the Village

Here is a shot of the two colors selected for the Residential Staff and Visiting Teacher Village. The window frames will be a darker tone.

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Kudos to  Jen Petke, Project Manager, for facilitating a diverse group of stakeholders (Teachers, Staff, and a professional colorist) to come to a consensus decision on this important aspect of the Village. Good work Jen! (Pictured is the south-facing end of the Staff housing units)

John Griffith
Facilities Manager

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Construction Update 02/24/2015

Dear SR Community,

Here’s what is happening with our construction projects at SR this week:

  • Roof framing at the CMH*
  • Sheet rock at the Village
  • Hardware at the Admin Building**

*Annex roof framing at the CMH is nearly complete. The more complicated Temple Octagon roof framing has begun this week.

** ”Dry shell” construction on the Admin Building is nearly complete. We have begun the process of obtaining a building permit to begin “Tenant Improvements” or TI. This is the process of adding interior walls and other improvements to make the building functional.

Couple of pics from inside the CMH. This is from the Connecting Foyer looking into the Temple Octagon.

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This is from the back of the Temple Octagon looking down the Grand Hallway towards the Entry Foyer.

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Visual Aid:

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John Griffith
Facilities Manager

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Construction Update 02/10/2015

Dear Spirit Rock Community,

Here’s what’s going on at SR this week in construction:

  • Roof framing continues at the CMH
  • Sheet rock is starting at the Village
  • Painting and elevator install at the Admin Building
  • Cleanup from the last storm is almost complete

As a side-note, the electricity is on at the Admin Building. Another milestone achieved!

Residential Staff and Visiting Teacher Village

The Residential Staff and Visiting Teacher Village looking mighty nice tucked into the green hills of Marin County

John Griffith
Facilities Manager

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Construction Update 02/04/2015

Dear Spirit Rock Community,

Here is what’s on schedule for this week in construction:

  • Hydroseed graded areas*
  • Continue framing at the CMH
  • Elevator install at the Admin Bldg
  • Mechanical install starts at the Village (HVAC)

Also of interest:

  • If you haven’t heard already, the solar array is up and running.
  • Camello Inc. reports we are +/- 60% complete.

*Hydroseed is a sticky grass seed mix that is sprayed on the bare soil. The mix is all native grass seed as required by the grassland restoration plan. With rain forecast for this week, this is the perfect time to proceed.

Looking good at the CMH site!

2.4.15

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Construction Update 1/27/2015

Dear Spirit Rock Community,

Here’s what’s on schedule for this week of construction at SR:

  • Pour front patio at Admin Building
  • Finish grading at the Village
  • Wires and plumbing at the Village
  • Framing continues at the CMH

Here are a few views of the current stage of construction at the CMH…looking good!

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Construction Update 1/12/2015

Dear Spirit Rock Community,

Here’s what’s on schedule this week at SR:

  • 2nd floor framing at the CMH Annex
  • V-ditch (storm runoff) at CMH will be poured
  • Rain Garden work continues at various locations
  • Exterior paint at Admin Building might begin
  • Fire and electrical work continues at the Village
  • Roofing and siding work continues at the Village

With the siding and roofing on, and the parking lot graded, the Admin

Building is really starting to pop!

Hills

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Capital Campaign Update

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Construction Update 01/05/2015

Hi All,

Happy New Year! Here’s what’s going on at SR:

  • Exterior Paint at the Admin Building
  • V-ditch (surface drain) at the Village
  • Roofing completion at the Village
  • HVAC at Village
  • 2nd story wall framing at the CMH

Floor joisting completion at the CMHLooking south from the north end of the CMH. The curved concrete wall forms the back deck off of the Upper Dharma Hall. The view here is across

2nd floor of the CMH. Past the CMH Temple Octagon is the Admin Building and beyond that the Village.

CMH BeamsWe have a very exciting year ahead of us. Everything is on schedule to be completed by late Summer/early Fall. I want to express my appreciation to all involved, especially to our wonderful Staff who are persevering through the challenging conditions here at the work site, uncomplaining all the way. What’s Going On is nothing less than the manifestation of the dream our teachers have of bringing the Dharma to the West. I look forward to keeping you all up-to-date in the coming year.

Thank you,

John Griffith

Facilities Manager

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