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)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The Ranch is a ten-and-a-half-acre property that offers employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. The Ranch focuses on growing small crops and plants that are then harvested by people with developmental disabilities, with the goal of giving them experience doing work on a farm-like property. The Ranch needed a more developed property; with very little areas to grow food and a chicken grazing area too small to support The Ranch’s goals, there needed to be some improvements done on the premises. The first proposed and completed improvement was to build a new garden box better equipped for the purposes of year-long gardening. This garden box is twelve feet long, about three feet wide and fourteen and a half inches tall. The second proposed and completed development was the building of a new and expanded chicken grazing area to accommodate the increased number of chickens on the property. This grazing area replaced the pre-existing but inadequate chicken enclosure. The construction of the garden box and new chicken enclosure was accomplished by one person with previous experience in such projects; while a two-person team would have been ideal, this build was highly manageable as a solo project.

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