College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management

Date

6-2023

Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Eric Brinkman, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department

Abstract/Summary

The purpose of this project is to provide the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo with three design options for a floating fishing/boat dock system that they want to build on a small lake located on a plot of land that they own and preserve called Santa Rita Ranch. The design package that I created includes drawings, weight and buoyancy calculations, a cost estimate, and product specs. My approach was to utilize my estimating skills that I have acquired from my construction management classes and from my work at a general contractor’s office in the preconstruction department. The design and cost estimate package was created using BlueBeam and Excel, and it is intended to be a starting point for the Land Conservancy as they plan to build this dock in the near future. The entirety of this project changed a lot from the time of the initial proposal to the time that I delivered the final product. This was due to permitting, weather, and time limitations. This paper will provide a detailed account of how the ideas for the project evolved, as well as a walkthrough of the process of creating the final design and cost estimate package.

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