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, 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.