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)

Thomas Kommer, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department

Abstract/Summary

This senior project aims to create a Demolition Estimate Lab as part of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo's Demolition Topics Course, with the goal of enhancing construction education through practical experience in estimating demolition costs. The Lab will be equipped with industry-standard tools and software to simulate diverse demolition scenarios, covering site preparation, equipment requirements, waste disposal, labor needs, and environmental considerations. The project methodology entails extensive research and the integration of interactive learning activities. This initiative is expected to yield several benefits for students. Firstly, it will lead to improved learning outcomes by providing hands-on experience in estimating demolition costs, which is a critical aspect of the construction industry. Additionally, it will ensure a more relevant curriculum by aligning educational content with practical industry needs. By gaining proficiency in estimating demolition costs, students will enhance their competitiveness in the job market, as this skill is highly sought after by employers. The successful establishment of the Demolition Estimate Lab will contribute to the development of well-rounded and industry-ready professionals. It will also serve as a catalyst for innovative educational practices in the field of construction, reinforcing Cal Poly's commitment to providing cutting-edge and practical education.

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