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)

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


This paper describes the planning and construction involved in retrofitting the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden propagation greenhouse. When trying to determine a senior project, the author of this paper met with multiple non-profit organizations. After interviewing with them, the author determined that the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden was the organization he wanted to work with. After meeting with the facility director, Chenda Lor, many potential projects were identified but the organization determined this would be of the most use immediately. Upon selection, the scope of work was determined as helping refurbish the propagation greenhouse by removal and/or demolition of the tables in the existing facility as well as the installation of new propagation tables. This paper will explain in detail the planning, financing, and construction phases of the project. The author along with several peer volunteers completed this project over a 3-month period. Planning and financing of this project occurred during March and April of 2020 and Construction began in May 2020. The final product was delivered to the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden propagation team on June 2nd, 2020.

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