All Saints Church Renovation
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Owner: All Saints Church
Lead Design Firm: Cunningham Architects
General Contractor: Joeris General Contractors Ltd.
HVAC Subcontractor: Dallas Mechanical Group
Plumbing Subcontractor: MJ Mechanical Inc.
Electrical Subcontractor: Amber Electrical Contractors

Innovative problem-solving was essential to converting an 88-year-old former car dealership in downtown Dallas into a modern-day church.

When Joeris General Contractors started work on the $4.5-million All Saints Church project, the 28,000-sq-ft building was in poor condition after sitting vacant for decades. 

The project team demolished a parking lot ramp that connected the two-story building’s first and second floors and added two new stairways. 

Excavation work to add an elevator brought to light an unexpected condition: The building is situated on a 60-ft-deep bed of sand. To prevent cave-ins, the contractor opted for slurry drilled piers instead of standard ones and added a soil reinforcement system.

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