Many of the pictures are courtesy of Cheryl Meyer and retired Prof. Ron Roehl. You may also click on the slide show in order to access directly the Picasa album for additional features (e.g., seeing the pictures larger, ordering pictures for printing, etc.).

You may scroll down to the bottom of this blog page to see two different views of the live web cams focused on the building site!

Friday, September 4, 2009


Trees and shrubs donated and delivered yesterday had to be put into the ground around the new building within 24 hours. Profs canceled two class hours after chapel and students went to work.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Dedication Service of the Academic Center

Today was a special day on the ILC campus. While normal activities included the opening service and meetings, the new Academic Center was dedicated to the use of God's kingdom work. This service was held at the entrance of the new building as thoughts also centered on the 50th anniversary of the school. After the service, a flag raising ceremony was held as the flag pole and flag were donated by former students and friends in memory of Micah Gurgel. Family members participated in the raising of the flag and as soon as it was in position the assembly joined in the pledge of allegiance. Afterward the architect of the Academic Center presented a special plaque in honor of the project. While the entire event was brief, it was touching as many were amazed at the hand of the Lord in accomplishing this momentous project.

Meanwhile activity flourished on the campus as the new school year brought a larger enrollment over last year with a total of 140 students, 115 which are in high school. The new freshman class is one of the largest in recent history with 35 students. As we think about the future of our church body, it is obvious that this new facility will be of beneficial use in serving these young souls.

May the Lord enable us to use this building to His glory as He keeps us steadfast in His Word. Psalm127:1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; ...


Monday, August 17, 2009

Dedication Service Planned

DEDICATION: On August 24, the opening day of Immanuel Lutheran College will see a service of dedication for the new academic center. The first portion of the service will take place at 10:00 am in the field house. From there the congregation will go to the academic center for prayers, thanksgiving, and the dedication of the building and of those who use it. You are invited to join us on this happy occasion and see for yourselves the blessings of the Lord.
- President, John Pfeiffer

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Paving & Library Move

A lot of pictures from Monday's activity on campus covering the Library move and the paving around campus, including the parking lot.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Computer Lab & Parking Lot Prepped

Completed computer room. Real nice.
Parking lot is ready for blacktop. One strip has been put down along the edge.
Areas around the wall and other damaged areas have been cut out and will also be resurfaced.


Friday, July 31, 2009

Parking Lot Light & Library Shelves


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Parking Lot Work Begins

Parking lot work and some more tiling in hallway and Music Room.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Server Room

Server room wiring. You see some of the about 8 miles of cable for the network in all of the buildings.
Computer rooms set up with the new LCD panel monitors.
Tiling going ahead in phase 2.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tiling of Hallway

Trees cut in preparation for the parking lot to get finished on the site of the now landfilled Northwest Hall.

Tiling of the halls and music room has begun. They have started at the Administrative end and are working down through the entire hallway. They are catching the music room on the way. One pic shows preparation in the music room for the tiling today.

Grass loks great and has been mowed for the first time. Needs another right soon.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Northwest Hall Slab Demolition

The turkey shed, chicken house, storage room, art room, or whatever it was used for when you were here was the last part of the structure of NW to go down. Many bats were sheltered there.
Next comes the slab and there was no way they expected to find so much concrete under this building. Much digging along side some of the footings was needed to get them out even with old T-Rex on the job.
There is still work left to do to get it all cleared.


Video: Ingram Update,Outside Academic Center, Northwest Concrete


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Video: Northwest Demolition

First Part of the Northwest Demolition:

Second Part of the Northwest Demolition:

Northwest Demolition Cleanup:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Northwest Hall Demolition

You see some of the before, during, and after a days work on the deeeestruction of the old barn known as the NW Hall.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Northwest Hall & Administration Offices

Northwest going little by little as the crowns come off.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Video: Inside Tour


Friday, July 3, 2009

Video: Sodding


Thursday, July 2, 2009


The move is mostly completed and things are quite disarrayed.
All ages of workers showed up today. (Pfeiffer grandchild)
Had a walk-through today with the designer and builders.
Window washers hard at it also.
Sod, sod, and more sod. Good help and a big job done.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Video: Landscaping


Moving & Lawn Prep

Moving is going on daily.
The president has found a place to work from and dream from.
Mrs. Pfeiffer has a cozy little nook to try and get some work done.
The Sydows are moving the rocks around the buildings; leveling, fertilizing, and seeding large areas to the North, East, and West of the building. You see some before and after pics.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Move Begins

Windows at night. Not the best pics but you can tell they are beautiful.

Really ready to move; Cabinets have labels on them. Boxes being moved.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Video: Stained Glass Windows at Night


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Computer Room Furniture

Just a peek at the new computer room furniture. The Biology Lab also got new tables.


Friday, June 26, 2009

Video: Data Cable Treching & Carpeting


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Carpet, Library Ceiling, Trim

Carpets are being put down and should be mostly finished by Friday night.
Carpenters have finished the trim on the library ceiling which will hide the lighting.
Data cable is being put down.
Partitions in the GBO offices are waiting to be placed.
Book House/Business counter is in place.
Trim on all the windows I believe is complete.
The base for the library walls is awaiting the trim.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Desks, Flag Pole, & More Trees

Partitions in the GBO office are being set.
Library checkout desk is in.
Book House and business desk arrived and was set up today. Wood trim needs to be finished. See the angular top.
Rope was put on the flag pole.
Prof. Schierenbeck has most of the windows trimmed and has the baseboard yet to do in the offices. (Pic of this maybe tomorrow.)
Trees are starting to come down to expand the parking lot behind the present NW Hall.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Video: More Update of Inside Areas


Book Store & Carpeting

Electricians connecting the light etc.
Plumbers insulating all the pipes.
Workers on break love to have their pictures taken.
Cabinets in the GBO/Faculty work room.
This room also will have a wall of files for the GBO, Registrar, and probably others.
Book Store check out area with overhead lighting.
Carpet is down in most of the Administration offices. Base trim and they are ready to move in.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bathrooms, Servers, Cabinets

Servers by the truck load.
Prof. Roehl and Mr. Radichel getting the network system up and running.
Mr. Beekman cleaning up the new cabinets.
Bathrooms taking shape.
Some of windows are trimmed.
Cabinets in the Art Room and the Faculty/Staff workroom


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ceilings, Bathrooms Tiled

Some ceilings in. Most of framework for ceilings in.
Bathrooms tiled and fixtures along with partitions being set.
Steel gate going in as you see them working and also a pic of the gate rolled up outside.
Electricians are about done. Working on the outside lighting to the wall.


Monday, June 8, 2009

Video: Update of Inside Work


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tiling, Taping, and Shutters

Bathrooms have tile.
Tapers and mudders are hard at it.
Shutters look great.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Painting & Ready for Landscaping

Pics of the outside area show improvement from day to day. Black dirt is all spread ready for landscaping.

Painters are busy inside.

Below the hill the borrow pit is nicely groomed and the area around it is leveled with the black dirt all used around the building.

Weekend helpers. (Prof Ross, Lynette, Phil, Jim Sydow, Jackie)


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sheetrocked & Taped

The three short walls pictured are the only ones left to be sided. Should finish Thursday.
The inside is totally sheetrocked, taped and at least two coats of mud.
Plumbing and heating continue along with the electricians.
The views from Birch Hall lawn are pretty neat even if it cuts off my sunrise a little.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finishing up on Utilities

Everything going on is seemingly finishing and getting the pipes etc. in so that the painters and the ceiling guys can close it up.
Electricians, heating men, tapers, and siding people are the busy ones.
Move date and demolition date have been set for late June and early July.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sheetrocking & Flag Pole

Sheetrocking will be finished today if all goes well.
Taping and mudding is in full spring.
Pipes are starting to fill the hallway.
Heating and venting are all underway.
Siding is also well toward finishing.
Flag pole is up and ready to receive flag. I believe in memory of Micah Gurgel.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sealing Concrete; Top Soil; Siding

Mike (Head Carpenter) working overtime to seal the new concrete. You will see Tom Beekman supervising.
Black dirt spread in the back over about half of the area.
Some sheetrock left to do. If all goes well they hope to finish the sheetrock tomorrow (Wednesday).
The siding on the North wing is about finished. The entrance and the larger wing of phase 2 yet to be finished.
Lilacs between the new building and Birch Hall are bursting.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fill, Sheetrock, & Front Circle

Concrete work in the front completed.
Loads and loads of fill hauled in especially in the back as you can see.
Black dirt brought in and spread on the West and South sides.
Sheetrock pretty well done in the Admin. area, library and computer classrooms. Part of the Music room is finished, but none in the Art Room.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Siding, Utilitiy Work, Front Circle

Siding is about finished on all sides except the front of the admin. and library sections.
One pic shows the drop ceiling with the recessed lights more finished than yesterday.
The other inside pics are all from the inside of the library showing the vent work, sprinkler piping, sheetrocking, and the framework for the drop ceiling. This may also have special lighting in it. I am not sure.
Work on the front circle continues.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Heating Units and Front Circle

What a difference a couple days make!
Heat pumps put up.
Drop ceiling structure with recessed lighting around bookstore counter.
Orange pipes are fire sprinkler pipes.
Front circle cemented.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Siding & Ceiling

Northside view of Academic wing.
Back or Eastside view of the siding going on.
All the sheetrock is about finished on the ceiling in the library/computer area.
All insulation and plastic vapor barrier in place for the rest of the sheetrock.


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Insulation and Siding

All the insulation on the inside of the outside walls is complete. Ceilings also are ready for sheetrock and some of it is in already.
There are plenty of observation windows into the lab.
Siding is started on the back (East) side and it looks great. It really adds something to see the Tyvec covered up.


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Video: Update April 30

Full Video of the April 30 Update:

Shingling and Walls

Last of the roof sections being shingled. Other side is finished.
Front walk concrete pad and part of concrete walkway
All outside walls insulated and some sheetrock up on the ceilings
Forms are mostly in for the circular concrete work to done in front of the Admin entrance. The flagpole with lights and the college name with lights will be part of this feature. It looks like one big slab but there will be cuts made in it to dress it up.
Hangers for the drop ceiling in the music room are being put in place.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Circular Wall at Entrance; Stained Glass Windows

No inside pics today, but the walls are going up rapidly and the inside footprint is taking shape.
Dirt has been moved around outside and this morning a group of willing students helped move blocks so that Mr. Tom Beekman could build the front circular wall which will carry the name of the school in metal letters.
The wall will have a flag pole behind it and have a cap that can be sat upon if anyone so desires. It is a nicely textured stone face inside and outside.
Two neat pictures of one of the the windows made by Eileen McEnroe and Pastor Roehl of Bismarck. One has the Luther Seal and the other the School Seal. These were installed Thursday and Friday while Pastor Roehl was here for meetings.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Stained Glass Window - ILC Seal

Just three pics of the one stained glass window at night.
The backlighting will improve when the permanent ones are in.


Video: Block of Entrance Circle Area


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Video: Stained Glass Installation


Pouring Completed; Stained Glass Window

Some pics of the inside walls going up in Phase 2.
Last of the floors poured and finished.
You see a couple of walls up for the media rooms next to the library.
Entrance to the Admin section from the inside out.
Glass block windows in the music room.
One Stained Glass Window was put in today. This pic does not have the trim on yet. That will come tomorrow.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Concrete Poured for Phase Two

Library and Computer rooms preparation for, pouring, and troweling. Looks great and would make a great skating rink before the walls are put up.

There was new concrete floors poured this morning and you can see that it is still not set and finished. The picture is of the President's office area (future).

Windows are going in on the library area.

The high outside pic is of one of the windows that will have the stained glass behind it yet this week.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wrapped and Slab Ready to be Poured

Pics and report courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl:

The building is wrapped and paper on the roof. I guess that means it is out of the weather.

Inside is completely prepared for the slab pouring which I believe will be Monday. Since these pictures the wire reinforcing mesh has been added to the base for the slab floor.

Fans are ready and the gas dryer is set up. The cement will have to be dollied in with some power driven cement carriers. Neat and not too difficult. It will be a lot to haul.

The pic with the top vent is the back side (East) of the building.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Roofers and Metal Studs

Pictures are courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl:

Not a lot of update - Roofers on Wed., metal studs on the block walls, electricians putting in temporary work lights, and a Nebraska gal sitting on the base for the sign and the flagpole.

Some kind of fuzzy today.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Video: Pouring of Inside Concrete Slab


Last Dormer, Block Windows, Studs

Hats off to Prof. Ron Roehl for his continued reports and pictures:

Last small decorative dormer put in place.
The base for the semicircular sign is complete and being backfilled this morning.
Masons are putting in the glass block windows for the music room.
Trim or facing along the roof edge is finished around the building. Roofers can proceed to finish their part.
Bathroom wall studs are in place along with some others in the administration area.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Roofing and Blocking for Flag Pole Area

Most will recognize the circular structure from the architects original drawings.
Roofers are at work.
Carpenters are on the trim work (facia) all around.
Slab will come probably next week, then the inside walls.
Plenty siding to do so no one will stand around waiting.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Flagpole Area Prep

Pics and report courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl

Not much update but a few pics to show some progress.

The trench is for the circular wall and flagpole area. Needs a good foundation.

Roofers made a little headway.

Lots of wood in the rafters.

Some perspective pics.


Friday, April 10, 2009

Video: Bulldozing & Roof Sheeting


All Rafters Up

Pics and report by Prof. Ron Roehl

Just a few to catch you up on some of the progress.
All the rafters are up now.
The roof is on all of the building.
The roofers are on site and getting the shingling started.
The downspouts are being connected to the storm drains.
The area is being prepared for the slab in the library and computer rooms.
Also the base for the flag pole area is being readied.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

Video: Storm Sewer Lines


Video: Peaks of Administrative Section


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Peaks on Administration Area

Just two pics to show the progress.

One is the side view of the office area. It is the far north section of phase 2.

The other is taken from the west side to show the two peak sections and the entry area to the business and administration area.

The slab will be poured hopefully early next week.

The crane will be packed up and out of here by tonight.


Monday, April 6, 2009

Video: Trusses & Roof Sheeting


Rafters Over Administration Area

Pics and report by Prof. Ron Roehl:

Trusses are going up on the last section. We will finally run out of trusses and that's good. Windy today so it was a little tougher setting the rafters.


Friday, April 3, 2009

Video: More Walls of Adminstrative Center


Closing in the Roof

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Working on walls for the interior and trying to close in the roof.
Weather is cool but good working weather.


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Video: Walls of Administrative Section


Walls for the Administrative Offices

Progress on the walls of the office section of phase 2:


Monday, March 30, 2009

Video: Update March 30 (Peaks & Perspectives)


Peaks on Main Part of Phase 2

Pics and report by Prof. Ron Roehl:

They put the peaks on today on the largest part of phase 2.
The perspective pics you will see show how large this section really is. There are a lot of different purpose rooms in this section including the library.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Rafters for Phase 2

Pics submitted by Prof. Ron Roehl and Cheryl Meyer:

Report by Prof. Ron Roehl:
Some pics from early in the week.
Outside scenes to show the week's progress and the unfinished rafters on this section. They each need a peak yet also.
Inside pics will give an idea of the size of the area.
Door frames waiting to be put in.
Practice room shots inside the music/shelter room.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Video: Update March 28 (Rafters in Place)


Video: Update March 19


Rafters Ready

Pics and report by Prof. Ron Roehl:

Worked mostly on the ground today getting rafters etc. ready to go up. Tomorrow should see some go up.

Grouting for the tile is finished in the Science rooms and looks real nice.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Walls Continue for Phase Two

Pics and report courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl:

Tiling is about finished in the Physics/Chem room and the Biology room. It will take approximately a day to grout the rooms

A couple pics are from early this morn and of course some later.

The next area that will have a peak has been walled in as you can see.

A couple of perspective pics might help some of you.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Video: Update March 17


Phase Two Framing


Walls Start Going Up for Phase Two

Pictures and report provided by Prof. Ron Roehl:

The boys are playing with their sticks today and when they finish it looks like a wall of phase 2.

Walls, then rafters and slab will come after that.

The tile looks great ...

One perspective shot from the path toward North Hall.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Video: Tiling of Lab Rooms


Footings and Tiling

Pics and report by Prof. Ron Roehl:

Deep footings ready for the walls on top with safety tips on top.

Forms in place and about ready for the pour.

Pouring done and finishing being done. It goes up from here.

Lab floors are getting the tiling done. They look great.


Friday, March 13, 2009

Phase Two Work During the Week

Pics Courtesy of Cheryl Meyer:


Friday, March 6, 2009

Video: Reim Hall Demolition of Concrete


Reim Hall Slab, Tour Choir, Rafters

Pictures by Prof. Ron Roehl:

Outside work continues.

Reim slab being demolished. Monday will see the base sand come in and the footings dug. Then it is footings and go up from there. The weather does not look promising for good working conditions in the next weeks. Pray for better.

A look at a shelf in the Chem and Physical Science room.

Kind of dark but you can see the choir as it sang in chapel this morning. Millston on Sunday and tour the following week.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Video: Reim Hall Demolition

Full Video of Reim Hall Demolition (Normal Speed):

Video of Reim Hall Demolition (Faster Speed):

Reim Hall Demolition Pics

Pics courtesy of Cheryl Meyer:


Reim Hall Demolition

Today Reim Hall was demolished, a building that served our church body well for many years. Certainly many memories were shared there by current and former students. We will try to compile some pictures and video of the activity. Please come back to this post if you wish to see what happened.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rafters for Phase 2

Report and pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

The long armed rafter setter is on site and phase 2 has begun in earnest.

Good planning has kept the building going even if the demolition of Reim was held off a couple days. Seems like tomorrow (Thursday) is D-Day.

First rafter up on Phase 2 and you were there.

By the end of the day there are many rafters up and bracing to keep them in place for the top rafters to sit on top. This is a very high peak.

These rafters cover the music room and the art room, I think.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Phones, Phase 2 Walls

Inside Prof. Roehl and Brian Lillo working on the installation and hookup of phones for each room. They will serve as intercom and outside lines if needed.

Outside work is beginning on the Phase 2 East walls.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Phase Two Begins

Pics by our on-the-scene report, Prof. Ron Roehl:

White Boards are going up. A couple are up.

Phase 2 is on site (See pile of rafters) and the workers are started on the outside walls on the one cement block room.

Studs are being placed today for the outside East wall connecting to Phase 2.

The asbestos men are due here on Monday and the demolition men on Tuesday. That's a goodbye to Reim Hall and a Hello to Phase 2 of the Academic Center.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ILC President Reports

The move from Reim Hall to the Academic Center has been accomplished. Students, faculty, staff, and friends pitched in to assist in the preparations and the move. It went smoothly and almost everything is in place. The move occurred on Monday and Tuesday marked the first day of classes in the AC. We thank our Lord for this wonderful gift. We thank the building committee for the many hours of work that they gave and are still giving to this project. We thank the volunteers and the movers who helped prepare the building and carry out the occupancy. We thank the members of the CLC, whose gifts have helped to make this possible. --- May the Lord bless the labors that are performed as the construction of phase two begins. Hopefully, by the time of pastoral conference, we will all be able to gaze upon this gift of the Lord in its completed form.

John K Pfeiffer

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Video: First Day of Classes



First day in the new classrooms!


Monday, February 23, 2009

It's Now in Use!!!

After years of discussion and planning, the new Academic Center is in use! Following chapel today, the kids moved all the necessary equipment into the new building. We thank them and all the volunteers who have helped out in making the move a reality. The campus is filled with excitement as ILC now has taken another step.

The following pics show the last day of classes in Reim Hall and the setup of the classrooms in the new Academic Center:


Video: Saying Goodbye to Reim Hall

Saying Goodbye to Reim Hall:

And Welcoming in the New Academic Center:


Video: Moving into the New Academic Center

First Half:

Second Half:


Video: Academic Center Phase 1 Before Move In


Video: Last Day of Classes in Reim Hall


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Video: Cleaning Day Before Moving In


Clean Up Day

Latest pics and update by Prof. Ron Roehl:

Clean up day on Sunday afternoon. Good turnout, well done. We move tomorrow (Monday), the 23rd of February.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Video: Lockers


Lockers, Computers - THE MOVE

Locals here on Saturday morning putting in lockers.
Tom Joos and Steve Sydow on the saw horse.
Tim Williams, Kevin Hulke, Jeff Bomber, Tom Beekman, and Paul Meyer.

Some computers out of Reim Hall in the Academic Center temporarily.

Also the pile of metal represents the damaged parts needing to be replaced so we can finish the lockers.

The BIG MOVE is still on for Monday, February 23 after chapel. It is exciting for all involved especially the students who are a big part of this history.


Friday, February 20, 2009

Getting Close!

Photos and report courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl:

Chem room ready for the move even though I look a little shaky.
First big items moved from the old room 3 to the Academic Center.
Eave troughs placed over the front entrances to forestall any bad icing problems.
The lockers which are finished will be set tomorrow.
More cleaning will be done over the weekend.
Prof. Schierenbeck has released a plan for the move with groups in each building. A prof is assigned to each room going out and to each room coming in. Each class has been assigned a room or two to do the tote work.
Should be smooth if the weather cooperates.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Winter, Carpet, Lockers, Shelving

Report and pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Carpet pretty well done.
Fume hood set in Chem room corner.
Lockers being put together.
Shelving galore going in for lab storage and textbooks.
Bathrooms look quite finished. Hand dryers were ordered later so we will be on paper towels only to begin.
Much insulation on the heating system. Even arrows so the liquid knows which way to go.
Looks like the move will be on Monday of next week after chapel with classes starting in the Academic Center on Tuesday.
There will be help coming in on Saturday to clean windows et al.
Meanwhile outside we have a winter wonderland.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Carpet, Entrance, Server

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Carpet is being put in the four regular classrooms. The tile in the labs will come after the move during some break.

Notice the entrance "look" is very much like Ingram's entrance.

The server room has the rack in done by local help. The boxes you see are switches that will connect all of the buildings on campus.

The pic of the side of Reim Hall is to show where the move will be happening this weekend. Out of the South door of Reim Hall and into the side door of the Academic Center. From there to the rooms.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Afternoon Overview

Note pics with captions:


Lab Rooms, Heat Pump, Light Fixtures

Update and pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Most of the science lab rooms are ready for the plumbers. The tops that were cut incorrectly will be late coming and probably not before the "move."

The heat pump (exchangers) regulators came and are installed. As I write the glycol is being checked in the system and the heating seems to be ready to go.

More to the necessary installations, you will see the lavatories ready to go.

The light fixtures are here and will be mostly installed today (Friday). There are four as you see in each room and each is on its own switch.

The outside picture is a finished West gable needing only the shutters to make it completed.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Siding, Window, Suspended Ceiling, Doors

Thanks to Prof. Ron Roehl, our reporter on the scene:

More siding finished and a window added. Stained glass window might go here.

Ceiling tiles put in today in most of the rooms. Looks more finished now and when the floor coverings get in we will be almost ready to move. There are some things that need tweaking.

Not all goes well as you can see. The cabinet tops came with some of them cut incorrectly.

The doors add a lot to the looks of the building both inside and out.


Doors, Lab Tables, Siding


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Video: Finishing Touches

Part A:

Part B:

Part C:


Monday, February 9, 2009

Doors, Siding, Pipe Insulation

Pics and report courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl:

Doors are being hung and they look great. Showed some classroom doors and one outside door with the closer.

Siding is continuing ...

The electric panel is the control panel for the entire heating system.

The insulation around the various heat/cooling pipes needs to be sealed tightly. Painting and other processes are used.

Sprinkler system has heads like this throughout the building.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Flurry of Activity

Pics and report by Prof. Ron Roehl:

Siding started on the front. The big scaffolding gets moved in tomorrow and then this end should be about finished on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Local guys and some profs working on setting the cabinets in the chem and biology rooms.

One strip of ceiling tile is finished in all the rooms. That means that practically all of the cutting is finished and the rest can be put in very quickly because there are only full tiles left.

The two hoses you see represent an in and an out from the geothermal wells. They are flushing out the lines in preparation for the glycol (I think) that will be the permanent liquid used in the system.

Bathrooms are coming along. The stall fixtures set and the ceiling finished.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ceiling Grids and Bathrooms

All the grids are in for the ceiling tile. Some of the tiles are in the bathrooms. This seems to be a tougher plastic covered tile than will be in the classrooms. More moisture to deal with.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Siding, Bathrooms, Biology Lab Tables

Pics and report from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Working on the siding on the back peaks. Looks great.
Bathroom areas getting some attention.
You will see desks that were taken into the new rooms from the old labs. You will also see a pic of the old Biology Room with tables set up for classes.
Ceiling grids are coming along. I think there are 4 finished ready for the panels.


Friday, January 30, 2009

Ceiling Grid, Bathroom, Painters

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

You will see:
Drop ceiling grid
Bathroom improvements
Outside scaffolding to work on the siding (Much done on the backside peaks this Friday)
Painters doing the undercoating and one finish coat on the doors and frames.
Ceiling worker putting up the wires for the grid. Does it all from the floor with a great little invention.
If all goes well, we are on target for a move out of Reim Hall into the first phase near the end of February or sooner.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Video: Project Update

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Part C:


Biology Room; Bathrooms; and Mechanical

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl

Scaffolding is ready in the back to finish the siding when the weather permits.
Students, staff, pastors, and profs carrying in chem room and biology room cabinets and bases for the counter tops.
Cabinets stored waiting to be put in.
Large ceiling boxes are heat pumps. There are eight of them throughout the building
Tile has been installed in the bathrooms and grouting is almost complete.
Rooms are pretty near all painted and ready for the floor coverings and the ceilings.
Emergency showers are being installed in the science rooms.
Quite a large panel in the mechanical room for the building service.
Water heaters need a base before install but are ready to go.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Painting, Sprinkler System, Siding on South Wall

Pics taken by Prof. Ron Roehl. He reports the following:

Last week there was some prep work around the doors etc. getting ready to paint.

Couple of pics of some painting done in the Chem room and the Biology room.

A maze of pipes. The orange ones are the sprinkler system. Black are cast carrying the hot and cold water for recycling to the wells.

The South Wall outside has the completed siding on. Looks great doesn't it? As we said before the East side also has siding on.

Progress is our most important product. We have progress. Anybody remember that slogan?


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Painting, Siding, Locker Base

Prof. Ron Roehl reports:

Before and after walls as you see the first wall painted.

Three guys are working today, which is Saturday, on the siding. All hand nailed.

Notice the pile of trim. Each trim piece needed backing of some plywood.

The last pic is one I tossed in for all to see that the locker base is in place in the hallways.

The schedule I now have is that the little finishing yet to do on the taping will be done on Monday. The painting goes full scale on Monday. The following week the ceiling will be put in and then they go from there.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Siding, Taping, and Paint

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Getting siding trim ready inside where it is warm.

Second coat of taping going on.

One wall in the chem room has a coat of maybe primer and one coat of paint. You can see the difference in the colors in the pics. The man spraying is putting on the first coat of paint. Some sort of enamel is what it looked like.

Pays to have a blueprint when you are putting together the maze of pipes.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Siding, Mechanical Room, Insulation

Photos courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl who writes:

The white boards are the trim for the siding. Lot of hand nailing and caulking. The nail guns were not consistent enough to use on the siding so they will hand nail all of it.

Mechanical room took on more shape with the zones from the wells tied into the inside regulators.

Still a lot of welding going on for the heating/cooloing system.

They blew in insulation most of the day and were scheduled to be finished by about 3:00 today. 16 inches all over the inside of the building.

It is bitter cold and will be worse tonight and tomorrow. Bismarck has arrived in Eau Claire but probably with less wind. We could see 30 degrees below tonight.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mechanical Room and Siding

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl who writes:

Mechanical room hookup looks neat.
J hooks for data cable being put up by Prof. Ross Roehl
All the heating vents inside are wrapped as you can see.
Sanding is going on on the walls.
Short climb to the attic got me a couple pics of the piping in the attic.
That large inch worm type looking thing is a vac hose to get bad air out of the welding area in the mechanical room.
The last pics are of the siding that is finished in the back. Looks neat. Supposedly a cement board with a 15 year warranty on the color.


Friday, January 9, 2009

Trim, Taping, Mechanical Room, Networking

Photos courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl who reports:

No outside pics today. They are just working on the trim outdoors trying to finish so they can start the siding.

Taping is complete inside and they are beginning to cover the windows so they can sand, do another coat, texture and paint. They are moving.

The hallway up above is a mass of pipes, large and small as you can see.

The mechanical room is shaping up as they have installed the pumps and added the pipes to the building. Next will be the connections to the wells which are just across the room. This is quite a system.

The blue wires are data wires going down the hallways and appearing in the classrooms. This is all local work. The mass of wires in the server room are the ends of the data cables that will be hooked to the server. Big job done by Dean Marzofka, Prof. Ross Roehl, and Nick Marzofka. There are about 40 drops needed to supply all the classrooms. You can see some of the blue cables where they appear in the classrooms.


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Video: Project Update

Part A:

Part B:


Roofing Nears Completion

Roofers look like they will finish today. Small areas on each side and the cap need to be finished.

Not much different on the inside. Joint finishing and screw covering going on. Men on stilts working on the higher areas.

Outside the men are working on the "trim lip" for lack of a better term. Siding should start later today or tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Roofwork, Pumps, and Sheetrock

Pics and report courtesy of retired Prof. Ron Roehl:

Roofers are at it and it looks dangerous.

More ductwork in the classrooms.

The J hooks have been put in by Dean Marzofka, Nick Marzofka, and Prof. Ross Roehl. They will carry the data wiring from the server room down the halls to the classrooms. We should some data cable soon.

The one picture is just to see the inside of the storage closet. They are wood panels so that shelves can be put wherever you please quite easily.

The plumbers are placing the two large circulating pumps for the geothermal system. As you can see they are on the floor on the West side of the mechanical room. This is opposite the inlets from the wells.

Last of the sheetrock lid is being put up.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Sheetrock, Hangers, Pumps

Pics from Prof. Ron Roehl:

Most Northern entrance at this time.

Chem room sheetrock.

Hallway with hangers and some pipe.

Circulation pump, there are two, for the geothermal system.

Welders working on the pipes.


Welcome in the New Year

Pics courtesy of Prof. Ron Roehl.

Progress continued over the past two weeks with electrical, HVAC, and drywalling.