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


The San Luis Obispo High School FFA program required an upgrade to its swine enclosure including removal of the deteriorating pig barn. This project came in three unique scopes of work: demolition of the existing barn, proper disposal of materials, and reconfiguration of pig pens and water lines. This paper will cover specifically the demolition of the barn.. This phase of the project required skills in framing and plumbing, which our team had absorbed during specific construction management courses at Cal Poly. The reconfiguration included framing and securing a long span of fencing along the northern side of the project area, as well as tying together existing elements of the barn with newly added structures. Watering systems needed to be completely rerouted with newly added PVC to bring fresh water from the main water supply to each pig pen. Some challenges the team had to overcome include ensuring structural integrity and timely resolving water system leaks. The paper incorporates a lesson-learned section that highlights the importance of thorough planning, structural integrity, and adaptability in construction. Ultimately, the collaborative effort improved the safety and functionality of the pig pens, which met the needs of SLO High School's FFA program.

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