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)

Mark Montoya, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Woods Humane Society is an animal shelter that provides pet rehabilitation and adoption services to San Luis Obispo and surrounding areas. The Woods’ facility contains a number of kennels for dogs as well as numerous outdoor, fenced-in, concrete exercise yards. These yards give dogs the opportunity to play outside a few times a day allowing them to get vital exercise. One of these yards on the south side of the property had an exterior fence that was offset from an existing slab on the interior of the fence by one foot. This was an issue for the shelter as dogs would attempt to dig underneath the fence, and rodents would often come through the fence. It became apparent that a slab extension would be necessary to mitigate this issue. The extension consisted of a 49 foot long by 18 inch wide by 4 inch thick concrete slab. Construction activities included trenching on both sides of the fence; drilling into the existing slab; installing epoxied rebar dowels; forming and backfilling the trench with 2 inches of sand; laying and tying rebar; and pouring the slab. The student coordinated funding for the project, procurement of materials, and performed all construction tasks.

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