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)

Michael Brennan, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper will outline the process of designing and planning the construction of a visitor deck at City Farm of San Luis Obispo, which is a local non-profit. The deck was built for the purpose of providing an area for visitors to observe the agricultural land where City Farm educates the community on ecology, nutrition, and sustainable farming. The construction of the deck was completed by three fourth-year Construction Management majors: Lane Lagomarsino, Eric Cederstrom, and Brett Jones. Each project team member was responsible for their own aspect of the project planning and all members collaborated throughout the entire building process. While the deck itself was the most significant project deliverable, this paper will focus on the preconstruction deliverables completed by Lane Lagomarsino, which include the virtual design of the deck, the lumber cut sheet, and the project schedule. The preconstruction phase of the project began with preliminary design sketches which were later used to build a detailed Sketchup model of the deck. The completed design was used to create a cut sheet to build a lumber order and create a project budget. Lastly, the 6-month project schedule was formulated using Primavea P6 and was updated throughout the project.