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 presents a project of the successful construction of a storage shed for Taproot Charities, a non-profit organization based in Templeton, California that aims to support young women furthering their education in Uganda. The project aimed to provide a storage solution for the organization's supplies and materials. The planning phase considered the available donated materials to determine the shed's dimensions and design features. This paper highlights the methods and materials used to build a storage shed and emphasizes the importance of communication during the construction process. During the construction process there were several weather-related project schedule setbacks which were effectively managed through communication with the client. The student gained a deeper understanding and respect for the demanding nature of field labor and the value of skilled labor, leading to the successful completion of the storage shed. The completion of this project successfully provided a local charity organization with invaluable storage space for the supplies and materials they store in order to support young women further their education in Uganda. The experience gained by this project has inspired the student to pursue more hands-on construction projects in the future to further expand their knowledge in the field.