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)

Mark Montoya, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project team consisted of three construction management majors and one architectural engineering student. The goal of this project was to build a deck at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, but due to setbacks in design, permitting, and communication with the owner, the group was unable to achieve this goal. The goal then shifted, and this group focused on delivering a preconstruction package that would be given to new students to build the deck. In addition, the architectural engineer will still be a part of this new group to make sure the project runs smoothly. This pre-construction package includes the permit, schedule, estimate, drawings and details, $7,500 worth of funding, material donations from Azek for decking, and a sponsor list/contact information sheet to another group of construction management majors. This paper focuses on the steps and processes required to complete an entire pre-construction package. It also emphasizes major project takeaways and challenges. For example, the importance of the relationship between the construction manager and architectural engineer and how complex ADA requirements, codes, and permitting can be. Lastly, this paper shows how this group overcame challenges through collaboration and innovation.

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Poster Board