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)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project outlines the preconstruction process for building a concrete base for a prefabricated greenhouse unit. This project was initiated by the Cal Poly Garden Club so they could plan for the installation of a greenhouse at the Student Experimental Farm on Cal Poly’s campus. The members of the club currently share a greenhouse with another Cal Poly Club which restricts their ability to use the greenhouse freely. The initial goal of the project was to request a permit, however, that will be postponed until the specific location is determined. This project still provides the necessary elements for requesting a permit through Cal Poly’s facilities department, including the design of a concrete base with proper drainage for a greenhouse unit to be bolted to. Additionally, a prefabricated greenhouse unit was selected that met all the needs of the Cal Poly Garden Club. A comprehensive cost estimate was created to determine the materials and costs for the project, including the materials needed for formwork, reinforcement, concrete, and drainage. A preliminary schedule and construction plan are also included to determine the overall project duration. These deliverables can be used by future students to find funding and eventually request a permit for construction.

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