Infinity is serving as design-builder for this project which began in preconstruction February 2020 and went on hold due to Covid in April. The project resumed in September 2020. We completed an early bid package for asbestos abatement, demolition, and exterior foundation repairs in January 2021. The exterior retro-fit and interior construction project began in June 2021, with a final completion slated for April 2022. The scope involves the adaptive-reuse conversion of a church built in 1969 into a Community Center. It consolidates three remote Department of Human Services locations. The scope includes demolition, exterior roof and concrete repair, a new front façade and covered entry, new MEP services, complex installation of an elevator, new interior offices a steel reinforced conference room meeting space, a commercial serving and production kitchen, and an outdoor park with bocce courts, a water feature, and playground. After all interior work completes, we will replace the 40+ year-old cedar shake roof with a virtually identical vinyl shake.
Infinity delivered its GMP for the building under the Owner’s budget. Early bid packages estimated in the city’s budget at $450,000, we completed for $86,000. The exterior repairs were far less costly than expected once excavation uncovered the actual conditions. The projects complexities included installing an ultra-light passenger elevator into the spine of the building, as there was no feasible way to structurally support a different model. The excavation of that shaft encountered unknown solid shale which required a complicated and difficult extraction from the finished basement. Renovation in the open 3-story former sanctuary space including new sprinkler lines required providing a lift for all trades to use with special attention paid to fall protection. Our underground work uncovered unknown blocked and broken sewer lines, the correction of which we incorporated into the master schedule. Covid-related material disruptions will require install of door frames and hardware at the completion of interior design instead of closer to the start.