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)

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


This paper will outline the preconstruction and construction processes that took place to erect a shade structure for the Son Care Foundation. This project included the design, estimate, and construction of the 8 ft tall shade structure. The structure was composed of pressure-treated lumber, concrete, metal post bases, and corrugated metal roofing. While originally expected to be around 15 foot in length, the final structure ended up being closer to 20 feet long. Based on existing shade structure of the foundation, the roof of the shade structure is sloped one way towards the back of the structure. The construction and procurement of the project was split into corresponding phases due to the lack of storage available on site and the availability of the workers. The main phases included preconstruction, excavation, concrete, framing, and roofing. The structure was successfully built in the agility field on the ranch of the Son Care Foundation. The main challenges that were faced during this project had to do with the initial design and procurement stages of the project. These challenges slightly affected the schedule and overall cost of the structure but did not affect the quality of the completed project.