46' by 54' Salvation Army Shield, photo credit: Bruce Haffner

Do you know what it takes to build a 150,000 square foot community center? We sure do!

Here are some of the raw numbers from The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix South Mountain which describe exactly what goes into building a world-class community center:
• More than 600 total construction days
• 360,000 construction man-hours, averaging 75 workers on-site daily
• 18,600 linear feet of wall (just over 3.5 miles)
• 134 miles of line voltage wire
• 28 miles of low voltage cabling
• 227 doors
• 2,056 light fixtures
• 107,328 gallons / approximately 5,000 square feet of water for the pool
• 410 tons of air conditioning equipment (enough to heat and cool 146 regular-size homes)

Other fun facts:
• The Center has a 46’x54’ Salvation Army shield (pictured above) on the roof of the chapel / performing arts center. It may be the largest Salvation Army shield in the world!
• 4,686,000 pounds of waste generated from construction was diverted to recycling centers by using methods outlined through Leadership in Energy and Environmental (LEED).
• 660 submittals were produced during construction at an estimated average of 25 pages per submittal (more than 16,000 pages to be reviewed and approved). By doing this electronically, we saved 26.5 trees and $57,908 in reproduction costs, 8,355 days of shipping time, not to mention the fuel costs associated with printing and sending hard copies!

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Phoenix South Mountain opens in 29 days, 1 hour, 10 minutes and 12 seconds!

To learn more about The Salvation Army Phoenix Kroc, please click on the following links:
• Visit their beautiful website to learn more – Click here
• Fill out the membership application – Click here
• Check out job opportunities  – Click here
• Like The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Phoenix South Mountain on Facebook – Click here
• And, follow RJKroc on Twitter at @LetsKrocAboutIt

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