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


This community service project for a local senior citizen consisted of a complete construction package including: obtaining funding, purchasing necessary materials, schedule planning, design, development and construction of a mid-sized concrete staircase. Using the knowledge and prior practices I acquired while studying Construction Management at California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo I was able to fulfill every aspect the client had requested. This staircase not only served as an easier walkway into the backyard of the home but also as a stormwater accessway allowing for minimal puddle and mud accumulation outside the clients front door. The projects material cost of an estimated $300 was made possible through funding provided by Austin Harkin, owner of AH Cullyvore Construction, a Peninsula Bay Area residential contractor. This concrete staircase simultaneously benefitted a senior citizen from my home town that was financially unable to fix a flooding problem, while honing the skills required of a future industry professional in planning, designing, collaborating and constructing.