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)

Daniel Knight, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This report details the process that brought about a large deck that was built at the Cal Poly Rodeo Arena by two students, Timothy Smith and Ryan Fiorio. The project itself was over a year in the making, starting from an idea of Ben Londo, the Cal Poly rodeo coach, to a lengthy approval process and lots of time to fundraise the required money. The project was completed in June of 2020. This project used TimberTech composite decking per the request of Ben Londo. It was also built extremely rigid with the use of pony walls instead of posts to accomplish this goal. We performed lots of research and outreach to create the best product for the rodeo team. Tim and I worked with Kyle Harris of Harris Architecture and Design to come up with an overbuilt framing plan. We worked to find the best materials at the best price to complete this project; that is how we ended up with Weyrick Lumber, an outstanding company, as our supplier. Through teamwork to create a high-quality estimate and schedule, Tim and I were able to perform this significant deck project.

Sr. Project Poster.pdf (420 kB)
Poster Board