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)

Daniel Knight, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper will outline and discuss the construction process of two elevated decks accompanied by the assembly of two safari-style glamping tents, built for the non-profit organization Zoo to You located in Paso Robles. Zoo to You provides rehabilitation and housing for endangered, injured, or otherwise illegal animals. The goal of the project was to create a new housing facility for guests to stay overnight on zoo grounds, in an immersive wildlife encounter experience. The housing facility was created using concrete and lumber construction followed by the assembly of premanufactured tents. Concrete was used to build the strong foundations required for the project. Lumber was utilized to construct the elevated decks. Metal conduit was utilized to form the skeletal structure of the tents, which themselves were made of durable canvas. By creating this new facility, the objective was to rebound the non-profit from the loss of revenue it incurred during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The construction project team was comprised of two graduating Cal Poly construction management seniors, each splitting roles along the lines that a project manager and superintendent would on a typical larger scale project. The construction itself was completed with equal efforts of both students.

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