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  Holy Family St. Lawrence Parish CenterHoly Family St. Lawrence Parish Center

General Contractor & Cost Estimator

Professional Construction, Inc.
45 Swift Street, #6, South Burlington, VT 05403

General Description

Location: Essex Junction, Vermont
Date Bid: Aug 2012 Construction Period: Apr 2013 to Dec 2013
Total Square Feet: 7,900 Site: 1 acre.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 4,100; second floor, 3,800; total, 7,900 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 10’; second floor, 25’; total, 35’.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: SIPS, siding. Roof: Asphalt shingle. Floors: Concrete, wood, carpet, slate.
Interior Walls: Wood stud drywall.

Project Team

Architect: Guillot Vivian Viehmann Architects, Inc. - 284 S. Union Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Structural Engineer: Hawksworth, Bibb, Inc. - 237 Commerce Street, #250, Williston, VT 05495
Civil Engineer: Forcier Consulting Engineers - 174 Browns River Rd., Essex Junction, VT 05452
Design/Build Electrical Contractor: Ryan Brothers Electrical Contractors - 1 Industrial Parkway, Burlington, VT 05401
Design/Build HVAC Contractor: Avonda Air - 1879 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
Plumbing Contractor: J.R.'s Plumbing & Heating - 2 East Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452

In the Village of Essex, Vermont sits a beautiful historic brick church, Holy Family. On July 6, 2011, lightning struck the Parish Hall and fire broke out destroying the entire Parish Hall. Fortunately the Essex Fire Department was able to save the historic brick church. But the parish lost their Hall that served as a location for countless meals and community events. The parish quickly came together to design a new Parish Community Center.

Lead by parish volunteer David Robideau, (who served as the main point of contact for the design and construction team), Architect Ann Vivian of GVV Architects in Burlington, Vermont, John Forcier of Forcier Engineering and Construction Manager David Bogue of Professional Construction, Inc, South Burlington, Vermont, they designed a 7,900-square-foot two-story timber frame structure, with classrooms on the first floor and a beautiful Hall, commercial kitchen and small meeting room on the second floor. The new building was sited on the property away from the historic church to reduce the risk of loss from future fires. The new location along with exposed timber framing, hardwood and slate floors, views of the mountains and a fireplace, make the parish center a warm environment for community gatherings and meetings.

Working together, the team built a highly energy efficient building uses a timber frame provided by Benson Wood of Walpole, New Hampshire for the main structure, SIPS Panels by Foam Laminates of Vermont and spray closed cell foam for insulation and Pella Impervia windows. The ventilation system was designed and installed by Avonda Air of South Burlington, the Electrical Design/Build was done by Ryan Brothers Electric of Burlington, and the Design/Build Plumbing was done by parish volunteers, lead by master plumber George Corrow. To reduce the long term cost of maintenance, Apex Ultrex Siding was used on the exterior of the building.

Project Information
Building Envelope: Benson Wood Siding: Apex Ultrex
Roofing: CertainTeed Windows: Pella Impervia
Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite
Flooring: Mohawk, Lathrop Maple Supply
Lighting: Lithonia Elevator: ThyssenKrupp

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