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 paper outlines the building of outdoor furniture to be placed in the garden at El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO). The outdoor furniture that was built included a couch, two chairs, and a coffee table, all of which were made from redwood. The client requested the construction of the outdoor furniture because they did not have any safe or quality seating in their garden for the residents and staff to enjoy. The El Camino Homeless Organization provides food and housing for homeless residents within Atascadero. The funds required to procure the building materials were donated by Niner Wine Estates. This paper will cover the different phases of building the outdoor furniture, which includes estimating, planning and designing, material procurement, and the building phase, as well as the delivery to ECHO. This paper will also cover some of the challenges that the builder came across during the process, in addition to lessons learned, as well as how this project relates to the curriculum of Construction Management at Cal Poly. This project aimed to give back to a wonderful organization that is extremely significant to Niner Wine Estates as well as the builder.

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