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)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The purpose of this project was to establish a chapter of Engineers in Action at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Engineers in Action is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to constructing footbridges in underserved countries. Bridges are linked to many benefits for those without reliable access year-round. Chapters of this organization work to design, fund, and build the footbridges in remote locations consisting of West Virginia, eSwatini, and Bolivia. The plan for the chapter was to establish a founding team which can work together to both recruit new members, and complete the tasks needed to successfully build the bridge assigned to the team. This required that the team was to be interdisciplinary in nature, including construction managers, structural engineers, and more. Due to the extensive requirements of needing to design and fund a project, the Cal Poly chapter opted to join other teams in the construction of a bridge in West Virginia. This was intended to gradually ease the newly founded chapter into the work needed for a successful bridge project. This allowed for a streamlined process to have the chapter focus on growth. While the chapter was unable to travel this year, opportunities for continued growth remain.

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