HIGHLIGHTS' OF NAKCO'S CONSULTATION & CONTRIBUTIONS
For the Anchorage Moravian Church and Parsonage
Contents of this page
1. April 2011................ New Emergency Exit Signs Upgrades
2. June 2011............... New Boiler Heating System
3. Dec 2011................. ADA Code Compliant Handicap Ramp Design
4. Jan-July 2012......... Parsonage Redesign and Modernization
5. June 2012............... Facilities Maintenance Re-organization
6. Jan 2011.................. New Church Pew Book Holders
7. July 2012................. New Parking Lot Outdoor Sign with BearFatt as the logo artist
8. 2009 to 2012........... Website Development for AncMC & Bishop William Nicholson
1. EMERGENCY EXIT SIGNS AND MISC
On April 25th, 2011 the Anchorage Fire Department issued a Fire Inspection Notice and ordered AncMc to comply with the fire inspector comments. From it
Nushagak Consultants provided the consultation for the installation of new handrails on downstairs stairwells, new panic bar at door and all new emergency
exit signs and light throughout the church. In the process of changing out exit signs, it was discovered that in a couple area's electrical wires installed years prior
were installed unprotected. To comply further with the inspectors comments and for the safety of the church, corrections were made as delineated in photos below:
Above description located at south exit next to maintenance department and boiler room
2. NEW BOILER SYSTEM
During the course of making the above corrections, it was discovered by Jerry Nicholson a licensed Mechanical Administrator (click red
to view full qualifications) certified by the state of Alaska in boilers, that the existing boiler (before photo) had numerous code violations and
in further investigation found that the boiler was inadequately installed and was costing a tremendous amount of money in gas bills. After
AncMc personnel brought this to the installer's attention, the installer tried to justify the installation saying it was a good system. In rebuttal
AncMc personnel brought in Mr. Nicholson to explain the violations and other problems associated with the boiler. The outcome of that
discussion was a new boiler system as shown in below after photo.
3. ADA COMPLIANT HANDICAP RAMP
church for those in wheelchairs. The architectural drawing (below) and a material list (not shown) was generously supplied by Nushagak
Consultants to help AncMc resolve this problem.
4. PARSONAGE MODERNIZATION
The Parsonage located adjacent to the church was originally designed with the upper floors being a three bedroom 1-1/2 bath with full kitchen
unit, no washer/dryer. The downstairs was designed as a separate unit apartment with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, one full bath and two
bedrooms. The only access to the downstairs unit was through the entrance door of the upper unit. This caused no privacy to persons living
in the upstairs unit. The situation was also complicated by the upstairs unit having to use the downstairs unit washer and dryer because of
no washer/dryer upstairs.
To remedy the situation in how to separate the units for privacy, Pastor William Nicholson requested Nushagak Consultants (Nakco) to provide
input into the parsonage's dilemma. The below floor plan, a contribution to the church by Nakco was the conceptual design that was approved
to make the changes needed. All work that was performed could not of been completed without the generous help of Pastor William Nicholson,
Dr. Bill & Carrie Paton, Harry Nicholai, Phil Downing, and Jerry Nicholson. As support to the workers there were many others too numerous to name that
helped make this project possible as delineated by photos below.
The main living and kitchen area has radiant heat, it was discovered in the crawl space that the insulation had fallen out of the floor joist cavities
providing a minimal amount of heat to the upper floor and giving a tremendous amount of heat to the crawl space. Wasting heating gas during cold weather.
The deficiency was fixed and now the area is being heated properly.
PARSONAGE MAIN FLOOR PLAN & SCOPE OF MODERNIZATION
The Team Apprentices and their hands-on work
Phil Downing Harry Nicholai
Front Exterior Entrance BEFORE renovation Upper Unit Entrance AFTER renovation with door/wall removed, new interior
with door/wall on right leading to living room. wall/door separating the downstairs & new back entrance door
Item #1, 6 and 10 on the floor plan drawing above.
BEFORE living room with wall AFTER
Removal of wall with new vinyl tile floor, and new wall (item "C" on floor plan) that
BEFORE going up to three bedrooms and down to apartment AFTER with Dr. Bill Paton's design and installation of oak railing
Harry the official apprentice painter
Kitchen BEFORE painting Kitchen AFTER - All painting performed by Harry
Thank You, Carrie Paton for the new curtains!
Kitchen BEFORE installation of hallway wall Kitchen AFTER with new hallway wall installed separating downstairs
BEFORE renovation of downstairs apartment for new entrance AFTER Item #11 on floor plan
Phil the official carpenter apprentice appreciates his work for the downstairs apartment new entry
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE NEW COMBO WASHER/DRYER ITEM "B" ON FLOOR PLAN
Increasing closet space from 18" to 36" - Plumbing, Duct vent, Studs, & Electrical 220 volt Rough-in
Added new light in room
Phil enjoying his status as an apprentice plumber
5. FACILITIES MAINTENANCE
A complete re-organization of maintenance with Harry having an office to work out of.
6. CHURCH PEW PLASTIC BOOK HOLDERS
Above taken from January 30. 2011 AncMc Newsletter. As of July 4th, 2012 the church is still in need of 20 more book holders
7. NEW PARKING LOT SIGN (Coming Soon in July)
As a donor, Nushagak Consultants is in the process of making a new sign for the church
Jerry is also hand painting the Moravian Logo
8. WEB SITE MODIFICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
1. Nakco assisted Bishop Nicholson in modifications of old church website
(click image to view old AncMc website)
2. Nakco designed Bishop Nicholson's personal website and formatted the blog site for him.
(click image to view his site)
3. The Outreach Ministries Pastor website was designed by Nakco in 2010