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  • First Look! LIFE Home Team Takes Tour of Facility

    Yesterday the LIFE Home team was able to enter into the LIFE home and see the progress that has been made as well as get a feel for the space that has been exclusively conceptual to this point!  The intent of the visit was to begin the planning of furnishings as well as use of space within the facility.   

    Pictured is the exterior of the LIFE home from both the Front Door (research space) and the Back Door (meeting and educational space) as well as the soon to be kitchen and living space in the research space.  

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  • Changes to the Exterior of the LIFE Home Continue to Demonstrate Progress

    Exciting things happening at 75 Bailey Drive as the exterior is now being prepped for installation of the final decorative facade.  As you can see in the photos, the base layer which will be used to mount the facade has now been applied meaning that next steps will make the LIFE home look more like the renderings that we've relied on up until this point.  

    Grey exterior 1

  • LIFE Home Progress Paves the Way to Success

    Progress is booming on the LIFE Home as construction on both the interior and exterior forges on.  On the outside, we see that there is now the full parking lot as well as sidewalks around the entirety of the structor.   On the inside, we see that the walls are now completely framed and the insulation is beginning to be installed. 

    It's so exciting to see the progress from week to week on our soon to be completed LIFE Home!

    LIFE Home Sidewalk LIFE Home Parking Lot

  • architect's rendering of 1-story LIFE Home building

    Green with Envy -- LIFE Home Progress Continues

    As most of the progress has moved indoors, we still see that some work is being done on the exterior of the LIFE Home.   As you can see from the photos, the waterproofing wrap has been installed paving the way for the final facade to be placed over this in the coming weeks.   

    As always, the LIFE Home construction schedule is ON TIME meaning that we can celebrate the coming of 2020 with a new state-of-the-art research and meeting space. 

    3 men beginning to put a shingles on the roof of the LIFE home

  • LIFE Home Progress Moves Indoors

    As the Illinois weather continues to participate, the progress on the LIFE home is now moving indoors as all of the exterior wall structures have been successfully installed.   Now the work will be mostly on the completing the exterior facade as well as beginning to outfit the interior of the home to fit the needs to of the LIFE home research staff.  

    In the near future, the parking lot will be poured outside and the brick facade will be completed providing a much better picture of what this structure will look like as a finished product. 

    metal studs and steel i-beams of interior of Life Home

    metal studs and steel i-beams of interior of Life Home

    metal studs and steel i-beams of interior of Life Home

    metal studs and steel i-beams of interior of Life Home

    green exterior of walls of building

  • LIFE Home Fully Enclosed!

    Progress on the LIFE Home forges ahead at an impressive rate as the structure is now completely enclosed.   As you can see in the images, the walls and the roof base boards have been installed and the actual shape of the LIFE Home is now visible.  

    It’s exciting to see such progress on this multi-purpose space and we will keep you updated with further work on the LIFE Home!

    Walls put in place on house under construction

    LIFE Home with walls in place

  • architect's rendering of 1-story LIFE Home building

    LIFE Home Progress Peaking to New Heights

    The upward trend in the progress continues as we see the eaves being framed out, demonstrating what will be the final shape of the soon-to-be LIFE Home.   With the completion of this structural element,  the construction will soon be focusing on the closure of the walls as well as the installation of the roof meaning that before long the work will move indoors!

    Walls put in place on house under construction

    Walls put in place on house under construction

    Walls put in place on house under construction

    Walls put in place on house under construction

  • LIFE Home Frame Turning to Walls

    As LIFE Home construction furthers, we are now seeing that the structural frame that has been built is being covered with the materials that will soon become walls.   As this process continues, we will have to begin to wait until this step is complete to go inside and see the actual size and shape of the rooms, including the full-sized home research space.   

    The construction team is working hard and remains ON TIME for the completion of the project by the end of the year!

    bare metal studs of building under construction

    bare metal studs of building under construction

  • LIFE Home Begins to Take Shape!

    With the break in rainy weather in Central Illinois, the LIFE Home is now beginning to take shape as the work goes vertical.   The foundation has now been poured and had time to cure and now the work is on getting the vertical structure set.   With the addition of the steel wall structure beams, it's now beginning to look more like the structure that will become the LIFE Home.   

    Before we know it, there will be a roof struture and the true shape of the LIFE Home will be visible.

    metal stud framework of walls in place for new building

  • artist sketch of Life Home

    Foundation Work Continues on LIFE Home

    With a break in rainy weather, the construcion on the LIFE Home forges on!   The most recent construction updates include the setting of base material for the foundation as well as rebar to pour the foundation pad.   Driving by the site, you will often see tall cranes moving materials in preparation for the soon-to-be pad to be poured.  

    With the foundation work nearing completion, it's only a matter of time until the walls begin to be framed out and the LIFE Home will begin to really take shape. 

    foundation slab with rebarfoundation slab with drain pipesbig pile of gravel