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)

Joseph Cleary, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


San Luis Obispo High School’s FFA program needed to upgrade its deteriorating pig barn, involving three key scopes of work: demolition of the existing structure, proper disposal of materials, and reconfiguration of pig pens and water lines. This project required skills in demolition, framing, and plumbing, all of which our team learned during construction management courses at Cal Poly. The demolition entailed the complete removal of a barn with metal roof panels, wood trusses, joists, studs, and plywood sheathing. Proper disposal of these materials was crucial and will be detailed in this paper, with a brief discussion on demolition and reconfiguration. The reconfiguration involved framing and securing a long span of fencing along the northern side of the project area and integrating new structures with existing barn elements. Additionally, the watering systems were completely rerouted with new PVC piping to supply fresh water from the main source to each pig pen. Challenges included ensuring structural integrity, safely using ladders for high demolition areas, and promptly addressing water system leaks. This project underscored the importance of thorough planning, structural integrity, and adaptability. Ultimately, the collaborative effort improved the safety and functionality of the pig pens, meeting the needs of SLO High School's FFA program.

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