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)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department; Paul Redden, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper discusses the logistics and scheduling involved for Cal Poly construction management department’s second annual Girls Build Summer Academy. The week-long academy was hosted to introduce construction related activities to 19 high school-aged girls so they could learn more about the careers available within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, while learning skills to build individual and team projects. To achieve this goal, a full schedule was developed for each day of the camp, allowing for a variety of activities, including listening to guest speakers, completing building projects, and training to safely use tools. There were many challenges that affected the schedule. Twice as many girls participated in the camp than in the previous year along with increased industry participation and volunteers – without schedule adjustments made from the previous year to accommodate the increased number of girls. As a result, finishing everything throughout each day and over the week proved challenging. This paper highlights the necessary scheduling aspects and logistics and provides recommendations for future academy setup and schedule to accommodate up to 20 participants.

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