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)

Jason Hailer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Planning a project in any industry is one of the most import steps of the process. In the construction industry, the quality of work completed during the preconstruction phase of a project can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful project. No one step is more important than the other. This paper outlines the process of designing an outdoor pergola with a permeable paver system as well as providing pre-construction services. First, the design of the structure was created in collaboration with a local non-profit to ensure both feasibility and desirability for both parties. Next, a quantity take-off was performed which essential for developing a better understanding of the project. It is also necessary to create an accurate budget and schedule. After, a detailed budget was developed utilizing the quantity take-off and local prices of materials. Last, a schedule outlining the steps of construction necessary to finish building the structure in 11 weeks was built. In addition, considerations when building the structure are included. This was incorporated to communicate ideas that are important for a successful construction phase. Allowing for another student to pick up the guide and build the structure in the future.

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