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)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


California Polytechnic University prides itself on its “Learn by Doing” teaching procedures. The “Learn by Doing” atmosphere is ingrained in every student that attends the university. It is necessary for students especially in the ARCE field to obtain real life experience before entering the professional world. Ensuring that ARCE students have a means to practice and create new knowledge in the field of reinforced concrete shear wall testing is necessary to maintain Cal Poly’s education progression. Creating a reinforced concrete shear wall that can be built year after year for ARCE students to test on has been asked for by the ARCE department. The concrete reinforced shear wall focuses on testing wall types constructed in the 1970’s. These shear walls are common throughout California where earthquakes are prevalent. With the goal of the wall to be broken in shear and then patched using an FRP wrap, this demonstrates real life utilization of FRP wrap to structurally fix a building. With previous failures of delivery of a project of this type, a compressive construction plan has never been more necessary.