College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The purpose of this report is to recommend and gauge student interest/need for the addition of a Quality Assurance/Quality Control topics course to the Construction Management curriculum. Both Quality Assurance and Quality Control are vital for all construction projects, and without proper implementation there is no way to ensure high quality results. In an industry that demands high quality projects, it is important that our department prepares our students to be well-rounded in all aspects of construction. This will enable our graduates to enter the workforce in full stride, contributing efficiently from the start. Our University’s motto is “Learn by Doing,” therefore, we shall prepare our graduates to excel in all areas, especially out in the field. This project reveals the need for an increased understanding of QA/QC practices amongst Construction Management graduates. A department-wide survey of the Construction Management students at Cal Poly provides this recommendation with a discovery component. This includes the newfound knowledge of high levels of student interest in enhancing their knowledge of QA/QC before graduation. Throughout this report, research and discovery shall translate into the implementation of a tech elective course that Cal Poly Students can choose to enroll in.

Stapp PB SP18.pdf (1480 kB)
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