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)

Scott Kelting, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper will examine the design development, estimation, and construction of a corrugated metal roof for Rebuilding Together, a nonprofit in San Jose, CA. The contents herein discuss the multitude of steps required to see a construction project from its inception to its completion. Beginning with its schematic design, the project went through many revisions as the conceptual design was modeled in a 3D modeling program called ARCHICAD. Once modeling was complete, the material required to completed the project was taken off using four different material sets – estimates were then complied for each of these material sets and sent to Rebuilding Together for review. Once given direction on which materials to move forward with, the pitched rafters were structurally sized using dead load calculations and live load assumptions, ensuring the structural integrity and lifespan of the project. This paper also examines the step-by-step processes used to physically erect the roof structure atop of the existing CMU block wall, including each of the tools used. Over the duration of both the design and construction phases many obstacles were overcome, and overall the entire project served as an extremely beneficial platform to utilize all the skills acquired throughout the Cal Poly construction management curriculum.