Construction Schematic Design Work

Cuningham Group Architecture is in the schematic design stage of their work on our construction project. During this period, staff and the Land & Building Team are meeting to further define how the addition and new building orientation will meet ministry needs in the future. At the end of this stage we will have defined building flow and layout, determined how spaces are used and shared, and identified room locations with preliminary selection of major building systems and construction materials. New building diagrams will be available soon with updated site layout and plan designs.

Members of our Land & Building Team and several Board of Directors members interviewed construction firms to bring on a General Contractor early in the process. Wenck Construction was selected and approved by the full Board of Directors. They have extensive experience in Burnsville, Savage and Prior Lake, and with a number of church and school projects for both new and renovated space. Wenck will provide a construction budget at the end of the schematic design work.

Recently a dozen consultants toured both buildings to understand our ministry needs today and what new space could accommodate in the future. They are working on electrical systems, plumbing, mechanical, technology and security, structural systems and landscaping in our new and renovated space.

We anticipate wrapping up schematic design in June, and Cuningham Group will move forward into design development, which will include detailed layouts of all rooms, sizing, engineering and construction detail. Our general contractor will provide an updated construction budget based on final documents from design development. Next steps will be construction documents, bidding, and building permits, with construction beginning in spring 2018.

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