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)

Bryan Knakiewicz, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This outlines the process of the building and installation of four shaded seating areas at the SHABANG Music Festival located at Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo. This paper places an emphasis on the pre-construction elements of the building stage. SHABANG Music Group rented out a section of Laguna Lake Park to host a music festival designed to bring the San Luis Obispo community together. The goal of the project discussed was to build a raised VIP seating area facing the main stage on which music lovers could relax while still being able to enjoy an unobstructed view of the main stage. The preconstruction for the project was completed by the build team, with volunteers being recruited for the installation phase. Pre-construction focused on coordinating with the SHABANG design team, obtaining/planning materials in relation to the schematic design, planning site building elements, and pre-fabrication. Seating units were to be constructed off site before being broken down and shipped to the music festival grounds. This paper covers the entire building and installation process with a primary focus on pre-construction elements. The most important element being off site prefabrication of seating units.