News report on Arizona Assembly Hall
The biggest reason for using volunteers, Ellison said, is the cost savings. "The other thing," he said, "is the quality and control. Because we're doing this for the right reason, we do excellent work and we don't cover up bad-quality work."
Oh, please, they just have to malign contractors? The "right reason?" Is there a "wrong reason" to build a house or a church? What a dickwad. Sorry, but he is. Besides, on the KH where my mother attends, it was a quickbuild and there was lots of bad work that had to be ripped out and redone later. Luckily for them, an elderly JW woman died and left money to her cong. and that was used for the repairs.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/2010/07/29/20100729arizona-volunteers-build-worship-center.html#ixzz0v5nbOQYk
I'm glad they've finally got their Assembly Hall. ---Stopped by out of curiosity. It looks very nice.
Getting back onto I-10 is a trick though. Accelerating from ~15 mph to 75-80 mph up the McCartney Road on ramp is a tall order for anything except a motorcycle or sportier car.
I wonder if the Casa Grande city planners have ever observed the line of cars leaving a circuit level JW convention?
I wonder if they've thought about what is going to happen as a steady stream of aging four-door family cars tries to merge with 80 mph traffic on I-10?
On the surface at least, it looks like a recipe for disaster unless the on-ramp is extended a bit.
I remember the good old days of renting facilities or driving a long distance to the circuit assemblies. When they build such it can be a real blessing for those going to the assembly.
"I remember the good old days of renting facilities or driving a long distance to the circuit assemblies. When they build such it can be a real blessing for those going to the assembly."
That depends on where you live in relation to the location of the assembly hall. In the old days the assembly locations moved from city to city so sometimes it was in our home town. My cousin has to drive a couple of hundred miles now to her assembly hall.
Do you know how many Quick Build Kingdom Halls will need tearing down in a few years.
They used accelerators in the concrete and stucco to cure faster,,it shortens the half life of concrete and the stuff will crumble in your hands.
1) It costs more for a number of people, both in regard to hotel rooms, gas and the expected 'contribution' to the Society relative to a large hall rental.
2) The lack of durability on some of these halls can be true. I recall criticism about the life of carpeting - the brother in charge argued that it shouldn't be that durable but should be regularily replaced because of stains, etc. He may have had a point.
IA Designs, Most of the RBC quickbuild KH's in my area need major remodeling due to mold & moisture remediation, foundation issues, janky roofing and lots of workmanship/building code violations. All within five years of being built.