College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Construction Management Department
BS in Construction Management
This study analyzes the resilient design and construction features desired by Great Northern Services (GNS) for the design and construction of a new housing division in the City of Weed, California. This was compared to what the Cal Poly interdisciplinary student design teams were able to offer, by providing different design options. The study begins by showcasing the Boles fire and the connections that Cal Poly had made to support the City of Weed. The support was made through design and collaboration with Great Northern Services to create affordable housing. The study then discusses the needs that GNS wanted to fulfill through a resiliency plan . Each section of the resiliency plan is broken down and measured against the design work that the Cal Poly students provided. The successes and shortcomings are compared and contrasted. Lastly, the paper discusses lessons learned and how future initiatives can do more to meet more of the resiliency goals of the City of Weed.