I have created an updated version of the CJMW ArchiCAD Template for starting new Projects. The biggest change is that all of the pre-set Views in the View Map are set to Planned Status by default and the Renovation Status button is set to New Status (the red construction crane). So whether you are starting a New Project that is all new construction or a renovation of an existing structure, the Template is the same and anything that we are designing as new should be classified that way and anything that already exists should be set to Existing Status.
Note that the 1st Floor Plan is set to Renovation Filter 05 Planned Status by default now. Also notice that the Renovation Status Default for newly modeled elements is set to New (the red crane).