Amitabha Village Retreat Center (AVRC)

 Constructions Photo Log    Last updated on 06/11/2006

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Driveway/Parking Completed &

Preparations Ready for Concrete Floor

A lot has been going on these past month and half since the ground

is completely thawed and dried. 

The grass we planted starts to establish. 

The gravel parking lot and driveway have been completed. 

A trench has been dug for parking light conduit. 

The in-ground plumbing / electrical rough-in are completed

and ready for inspection before the concrete floor is poured.

(06/11/2006)

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Exterior Structure Completed

The roofers are completing shingles installation this weekend.  This stage

of construction will be temporarily suspended until the ground is

completely unfreeze and dried to finish the site work. 

With a little luck on the weather and fundraising we could have concrete

floor for the building and porch before the busy summer events!

(03/04/2006)

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Spring is coming! 

The driveway, parking lots and final grade of building site can begin once

the ground completely unfreeze and dried. 


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Finishing up the Porch

The trim and soffit (porch ceiling) is completed

and the roof is half done.   (02/25/2006)

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Spring is not faraway! 

Keep finger crossed for weather to cooperate to finish this stage of

construction before Spring's thaw and rain.


Framing Completed

Framing of the whole building is completed, and it looks pretty good!

 (02/18/2006)

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Framing of the 10' Wraparound Porch Completed

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Framing of the 10' Wraparound Porch Completed

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Framing of the 10' Wraparound Porch Completed
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Still looking good for working on the roof next week!


Porch Posts UP

Finally the Michigan Winter is back, and the ground is frozen solid

enough for the construction equipments (02/11/2006)

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Posts Up for the 10' Wraparound Porch

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Posts Up for the 10' Wraparound Porch
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Look like the ground will kept frozen for the construction to continue!


 

Look Like the Michigan Winter is finally back!  (02/03/2006)

The construction may resume next week if the snow is not too heavy.


  Waiting for Actions due to unusually warm whether

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As you can see the latest photo is from a while back,

the weather is not very corporative. 

Normally the ground should be frozen solid this time of the year,

so the construction equipment will not sink into the mud.  (01/28/2006)

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The only longer term forecast I can find is from Farmers Almanac.com

for the Great Lakes/Midwest region, and it is not very promising.

February 2006
1st-3rd. Very unsettled most areas. 4th-7th. Fair and much colder.

8th-11th. Snow. 12th-15th. Fair, turning stormy and wet, changing to snow.

16th-19th. Fair and colder. 20th-23rd. Relatively pleasant.

24th-28th. Stormy, with snow.
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Trims up the Main Building

The weather was unusually warm and wet.  Event with one more truck load

of rocks for the driveway, only one day this week the ground is frozen

hard enough for the heavy construction equipments. 

Hope it will be colder next week!  (01/21/2006)

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Frame of the Main Building with Trims

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East End of the Main Building with Trims Up

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West End of the Main Building with Trims Up

with Our Neighbor DhammaSala Forest Monastery in the background


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Framing of the Main Building

Good progress in this week in spite of the rain and snow we got

this week.  Thanks to the good efforts of the builder bring a big truck

load of stones to strengthen the temporary driveway.  (01/14/2006)

Frame of the Main Building View from North

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East End of the Main Building

with Our Neighbor DhammaSala Forest Monastery in the background


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Ready to Start!

  Finally the holidays are over, and the construction is on the way! 

Hope the weather cooperates.  (01/08/2006)

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Leveled Building Site

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Temporary Driveway for Constructions


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