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)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This project-based senior project had the end goal of creating two concrete modular foundations that can be used in the High Bay Laboratory for testing procedures. The concrete modular blocks are 6’ long by 3’ wide, and 1.5’ tall. The foundations each held 100 embeds. Each embed serves as an anchor point for various attachments for testing purposes. This was an interdisciplinary project amongst two CM students and one ARCE student. The ARCE student was responsible for the design of the blocks, encompassing the formwork and the rebar. The CM students were responsible for estimating, scheduling, and the construction of the blocks. Construction of the two footings involved the fabrication of plywood box forms that eventually held the rebar cage and various embeds. Additional reinforcement was needed on the outside of the box forms to allow for the forms to be strong enough to withstand the outward pressure of the wet concrete as it was poured into each of the boxes. The completed modular foundations were stripped of the plywood formwork and inverted to be the proper orientation when bolted into the High Bay Lab floor. *This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2019198. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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