College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management

College - Author 2

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 2

Construction Management Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Phil Barlow, College of Architectural and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Preconstruction lays the foundation for the overall outcome of a construction project. This project phase includes a detailed schedule, outlines the scope of work, and provides an overall estimate for the project. Devoting a sufficient amount of time and effort into the preconstruction phase is crucial. Preconstruction is an important component of what makes the entirety of a construction project successful. Preconstruction work also includes finding funders to cover the costs of material. Preconstruction and the construction for a tractor shed were completed for FirstFruits Farm in San Luis Obispo. The construction portion of this project relied on the successful completion of the preconstruction phase. Ensuring everything during that phase had been sufficiently complete, construction could take place with ease. Providing a well-constructed tractor shed for the farm is an important part of maintaining the farm’s equipment, as it was crucial to ensure it would withstand wear and tear over the years. This paper will include the steps it took from confirming the project to completing the shed for occupancy. An in-depth analysis on the process of construction is provided, as well as the lessons learned from completing the overall process of a construction project from start to finish.