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 paper describes the project logistics and pre-construction planning of the 2022 Cal Poly Construction Management Summer Bootcamp service-learning project, including a plan, schedule, and estimate of materials. The service-learning project will be a wooden park bench for the San Luis Obispo Botanical Gardens. Four teams of six students each will be provided drawings and, throughout the week-long summer camp, each team will have nine hours and thirty minutes to interpret the plans, cut the materials, and build one bench. The first day will consist of a one-hour project introduction that focuses on the fundamentals of plan reading and preparation of a project execution plan. Construction will begin on day two, where students will begin executing their plan prepared the previous day. Teams will continue to make progress on days three and four. The fifth and final day student will finish the benches before the camp graduation. The purpose of the service-learning project is to develop plan reading skills, understand and implement construction execution process and procedures, and create a fun and collaborative environment for students while allowing them to complete a community-based project for a local non-profit organization.