Christ Cathedral’s transformation is about 40 percent complete, said Construction Manager Eric Flynn.

“It’s been in incredible project,” Flynn said.

The Diocese of Orange purchased the 78,000-square-foot cathedral in 2011 and the initial design concept was unveiled in late 2015.

The project is tracking to the budget and construction schedule, with the cathedral’s dedication set for July 17, 2019, Diocese officials said.

About 110 construction crewmembers are on site each day, logging approximately 100,000 work hours since the project began in June 2017. Irvine-based firm Snyder Langston is overseeing the work as general contractor.

Recent work at Christ Cathedral includes:

• The installation of cold water pipes, 5-6 feet underground so cold water can flow from the Cultural Center to the new air conditioning system inside the cathedral. The site piping is expected to be completed in May.

• Structural steel supports have been installed at the baptistry and Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

• Scaffolding has been installed within the cathedral’s interior. The scaffolding is required to install quatrefoil panels and fire sprinklers. It also is necessary for the painting of trusses, the cleaning of interior glass and interior lighting. The quatrefoil panels will help with shade by reducing glare, sunlight and assisting with the acoustical. The installation of panels has begun on the cathedral’s west side.

• The concrete floor of the choir balcony has been poured. The balcony sits above the altar on the cathedral’s east side.

• Drywall installation and wall framing in the undercroft is nearly complete, with rooms starting to take shape. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work continues. The undercroft includes worship spaces, offices, a choir practice room, restrooms, bride and groom areas, equipment and storage space.

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