College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management

Date

12-2018

Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Ed Boucher, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department

Abstract/Summary

As people age, their bodies naturally deteriorate and often times people are confined to wheelchairs in order to get around. Uneven and unstable ground is a large obstacle for people who live confined to a wheelchair. This project was derived and designed in order to help a family with multiple family members bound to wheelchairs to allow them an easier point of access into the home. The project itself consists of the construction of a concrete walkway and a gabion wall to provide some additional aesthetics. The concrete pathway ranges from the driveway to a paver pathway that curves around the side of the house, creating a flat, stable path to push a wheelchair. The gabion wall sits parallel to the concrete pathway and then makes a 90˚ turn toward the street. While constructing the project, I needed to install some sleeves underneath the concrete path to route some drain pipes and TV & Phone lines as well as a 3rd sleeve for future use. The deliverables for this project include the concrete pathway and the gabion wall, with the sleeves being an added scope of work.

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