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River Oak Church Construction Update

We rejoice in God’s goodness as we began construction on Phase Four of our campus buildout last week! Look for brief updates on our website regarding the progress of the construction project as we continue to go ALL IN for the Gospel and God’s glory in our church, community, and world.

The new addition will double our square footage, so the design for the complicated structure took a little longer than expected. However, we are so thankful for the City of Chesapeake going out of their way to expedite approvals and assist us in every way possible. We are on our way!

March 6, 2020

The construction progress is going well. The updates for this week are as follows:

  • The slab on grade is approximately 80% in place. The remaining slab will be poured next Tuesday. The weather continues to alter the slab pour schedule.

  • Structural steel erection of beams, joists and deck is complete.

  • The roofing membrane is installed on the high roof and 50% complete on the low roof.

  • Plumbing and electrical rough-in below the first-floor slab is 100% complete.

  • Exterior metal stud work is approximately 95% complete.

  • Exterior sheathing is approximately 75% complete.

  • The fireproofing is 100% complete on the exterior structural beams and 30% complete on the interior and second floor treatment.

  • The mason is approximately 60% complete with the exterior brick and split face masonry.

  • The site work involving the water line and sewage line site work is underway. This should be complete within a week.

  • The exterior concrete ramp to the backstage area is poured.

  • The Dryvit finish at the parapet has begun and is approximately 10% complete.

February 14, 2020

The construction progress is going well. The updates for this week are as follows:

  • The slab on grade is approximately 80% in place. The electrician is continuing to rough in conduit in front of the stage area. With the recent rains we need to let the soli dry out prior to pouring the remaining slabs.

  • The structural steel erection is complete except for minor issues. The joists and roof deck for the two stair tower roofs are installed.

  • The roof deck and second floor deck are installed.

  • The roofing membrane is installed on the high roof. The low roof installation will

    begin next week.

  • The plumbing and electrical rough-in below the first-floor slab is 95% complete. The

    rough in for below slab roof drain piping is underway.

  • The stairs are installed in both stair towers.

  • The exterior metal stud work is approximately 80% complete.

  • The exterior sheathing is approximately 60% complete.

  • The fireproofing is 80% complete on the exterior structural beams and 20%

    complete on the interior second floor treatment.

  • The brick mason is approximately 15% complete with the exterior masonry.

  • The audio, video and lighting consultant made a site visit with their team to access

    the installed structure. They will be on site as soon as March to begin their work.

  • Don’t forget to scroll down and watch the drone video, it is amazing!

January 22, 2020

The construction is going well. The updates for this week are as follows:

  • The slab on grade is approximately 60% complete. The electrician is continuing to rough in conduit in front of the stage area. This portion of the slab will be poured after the roofing material is on the high roof. With the roofing in place the area in front of the stage can dry out.
  • The structural steel erection is complete except for the two stair tower roofs and a small amount miscellaneous steel.
  • The roof deck and second floor deck have been installed except for the two stair tower roofs.
  • The roofer is currently installing the roof membrane on the high roof.
  • The plumbing and electrical rough-in below the first-floor slab is approximately 90% complete.
  • The stairs are being installed in both stair towers.
  • The exterior metal stud work is progressing rapidly.
  • The exterior sheathing is 45% complete.
  • The fireproofing is 50% complete on the exterior structural beams.
  • The brick mason will begin exterior block and brick work next week.

January 9, 2020

As everyone can see the construction is progressing rapidly. The updates for this week are as follows:

  • The slab on grade at the first floor is approximately 60% complete. The electrician is continuing to do under slab rough in in front of the stage area. The raised slab on grade at the backstage area has been poured as well.
  • The structural steel erection almost complete except for the elevator roof, two stair tower roofs and some miscellaneous steel.
  • The roof deck and second floor deck installation are complete except for the elevator roof and two stair tower roofs.
  • The roofer will begin the roof installation on the week of January 13th.
  • The slabs for the riser seating are in place.
  • The plumbing and electrical rough-in below the first-floor slab is approximately 80% complete.
  • The second floor slabs have been poured with the exception of the stairwells.
  • The exterior metal stud work is progressing rapidly around the building perimeter.
  • The exterior sheathing should begin next week.
  • The Dominion Power underground electrical service feed for the new building is installed.

December 4, 2019 

  • The slab on grade at the first floor is making its way around the building footprint. It will be poured as soon as possible in each section. Additionally, the raised slab on grade at the backstage area will be poured soon.
  • The structural steel erection is nearing completion. All sanctuary roof long span joists are  in place. As soon as the bracing and bridging is in place the roof deck will be installed on the high roof.
  • Roof deck and second floor decking is being placed as progress allows.
  • For reference, the sloped beams that splay around the center of the building footprint are the support for our upper level seating.  The horizontal beams that span between the sloped beams and stair step up are the framing for the rows for our upper level stadium seating.  The rear of the stadium seating will exit at the second-floor lobby level adjacent to the children’s wing wall.  The lower level seating will be on the sloping slab-on-grade.
  • The demo area on the existing two-story structure (Rooms 108 and 109 and the second-floor rooms above them) should be closed in (thus waterproof) in seven to ten days.
  • The plumbing and electrical rough-in below the first-floor slab is nearing completion.
  • When the second floor deck is in place and approved, portions of the second floor concrete slab will be poured.
  • The exterior metal stud work has started.
  • By mid-December, the structural steel erection should near completion.
  • Next week the trench will be dug for the installation of the Dominion Power electrical service feed for the new building.

Next update in two weeks!

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P: (757) 382-9500

info@riveroakchurch.org

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255 Great Bridge Blvd.,
Chesapeake, VA 23320