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)

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


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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