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 (SLOHS) FFA program required an upgrade to its deteriorating swine barn. This project came in three unique scopes of work: demolition of the existing barn, proper disposal of materials, and reconfiguration of the enclosure and water lines. This paper will cover specifically the reconfiguration of the enclosures and the redesign of the watering system. 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 swine enclosure. 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 enclosures, which met the needs of SLOHS's FFA program.

Spurlock_SPPoster_#1.pdf (1300 kB)
Poster Board

Spurlock_SP_Reflection.pdf (48 kB)

Spurlock_SP_Proposal.pdf (167 kB)