HONORING OUR LADY’S MESSAGE OF PEACE, WE WORK AND PRAY FOR THE UNITY OF ALL PEOPLE, AND FOR TRUE AND LASTING PEACE ON EARTH.
There were a number of factors that had to be taken into consideration when scheduling construction tasks for the Prayer Garden project:•Government permits - All permits must be approved before any work can begin.•Diocese approval - Diocese must approve plans and contracts above a certain cost level.•Financial considerations - No task can be started unless all money is available to pay for everything relating to the task•Contractors’ schedules - in addition to the Prime Contractor, we would need the services of a number of sub-contractors. The tasks to be performed by these contractors were of a "critical path" nature (work to be performed by one contractor cannot be started until the work of another contractor is completed).•Delivery of certain materials - Items such as the bronze statue and the sponsorship bricks had long lead times•Weather conditions - Most construction tasks would require dry weather. •"Open for Business" - Construction could not interfere with church activities (including uninterrupted access to the church building and parking area.)•Volunteer availability and schedules - Skilled volunteers would be performing many tasks (some of which would be of a "critical path" nature.)Taking these factors into consideration, the following guidelines were developed:•The Project Manager and the Prime Contractor would work as a team to insure that the work of all of the sub-contractors and volunteers could be accomplished in an organized, timely manner. The Project Manager would need to be present at the work site whenever any construction workers (contractor or volunteer) were working and/or materials were being delivered to the job site.•The Project Manager would be responsible for ordering and delivery of certain materials such as the bronze statue, sponsorship bricks, and all material need by the volunteers.•The Project Manager would be responsible for directing all tasks performed by volunteers.•The construction of the Prayer Garden would need to be undertaken in two phases. Phase-1 would begin around the end of 2015, and would require approximately 30 days. Phase-2 would begin in the summer of 2016, and the length of time would depend largely upon the availability and schedules of the contractors and the weather.