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)

Eric Brinkman, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project consists of the design, estimate, and rebuild of a residential fence. The house is located on Kentucky street in San Luis Obispo, California. The project was completed by two Cal Poly Construction Management students, Andrew Shafer and Michael Cerone, during the spring quarter of the 2020 academic school year. These students will be referred to as “the builders” throughout this paper. The beneficiary of the fence was a local San Luis Obispo woman, who lives on the same street as Michael. Michael walked past the beneficiary’s house every morning, and noticed that the backyard fence was in poor condition and needed replacing. The beneficiary was thrilled, and mentioned she had been wanting to replace the fence for years. The builders learned valuable lessons and overcame obstacles during the course of this project. Such as a global pandemic and a shelter in place order, which made face to face communication with the beneficiary more difficult, as she was an elderly woman. This project involved the creation of various fence designs, the creation of a cost estimate using excel spreadsheets, the demolition of an existing fence, the construction of a new fence, and landscaping around the finished fence.

Kentucky St. Fence Posterboard.pdf (753 kB)
Poster Board