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


The Paso Robles Police Department uses a private shooting range about 15 minutes from their station and nearby the Paso Regional Airfield. This range is used for training and certifications and the California Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement organizations have access to do the same. The Paso Police department received a grant from the state to make improvements to the range and they have decided to allow Cal Poly students to use much of the grant to complete senior projects at the range. With the climate in Paso Robles being quite hot, with summer temperatures frequently in the ninety-degree range and even reaching the hundreds, a shade structure became a priority for the Department. While construction of the project was a major undertaking, design and planning were very significant parts of the project. With the strong winds that can occur in Paso Robles, it was important to ensure the structure would hold up to the loads that it would experience. Additionally, with long material lead times, it was important to finalize the design early so that the proper materials could be ordered to complete the project safely and efficiently.

Senior Project Poster (1).pdf (2748 kB)
Poster Board