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Los Angeles Homeless Epidemic Alternative Housing And Locations, Jacques Spinner 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Los Angeles Homeless Epidemic Alternative Housing And Locations, Jacques Spinner

Construction Management

Homelessness is a major problem across America and is also very expensive, costing billions of dollars each year. If Los Angeles has been booming with construction over the past several years, why has the homeless population continued to greatly increase? I will investigate what plans Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority already have in place to aid this epidemic. This is such a large problem that the presented solutions and findings may only help a portion of the unsheltered homeless, but it will be a step in the right direction. In order to tackle this epidemic ...


Tiny House Permitting In San Luis Obispo, Luke I. Schveibinz 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Tiny House Permitting In San Luis Obispo, Luke I. Schveibinz

Construction Management

Tiny houses are a rising trend in housing that provide affordable, environmentally friendly dwellings for those inclined to a minimalist lifestyle. Across the Unites States, municipalities have begun creating special provisions for tiny houses, but there remain many barriers to building and permitting tiny houses affordably. There has been much progress in the acceptance of ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), specifically in the state of California. Legislation on ADUs leads the way for the community integration of tiny houses. This study investigates the current state of legislation and permitting for tiny houses in San Luis Obispo, California. An interview was conducted ...


A Recommendation To Implement A Quality Assurance/Quality Control Topics Course, Jacob W. Stapp 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Recommendation To Implement A Quality Assurance/Quality Control Topics Course, Jacob W. Stapp

Construction Management

The purpose of this report is to recommend and gauge student interest/need for the addition of a Quality Assurance/Quality Control topics course to the Construction Management curriculum. Both Quality Assurance and Quality Control are vital for all construction projects, and without proper implementation there is no way to ensure high quality results. In an industry that demands high quality projects, it is important that our department prepares our students to be well-rounded in all aspects of construction. This will enable our graduates to enter the workforce in full stride, contributing efficiently from the start. Our University’s motto ...


The Well Building Standard: Assessment Of Effectiveness, Zachary Richardson 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Well Building Standard: Assessment Of Effectiveness, Zachary Richardson

Construction Management

This study aims to assess the effectiveness of the WELL Building standard. The WELL Building standard is a certification very similar in nature to that of LEED, where there are criteria that must be met in order for a building to be certified. The International WELL Building Institute claims that by adhering to their standards, building owners will be able to improve many health aspects in the lives of the occupants, as well as creating more effective workplaces for business. Through a careful analysis of the physical and mental health aspects WELL claims to improve, as well as surveying building ...


Cal Poly Caed Interdisciplinary Competition, Richard Nguyen 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly Caed Interdisciplinary Competition, Richard Nguyen

Construction Management

In an effort to promote relationships between Construction management students with other majors in Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, an interdisciplinary competition should be encouraged. Targeted towards second-year students, an interdisciplinary competition will provide valuable experience in competition environment, while establishing relationships with students in other majors. Each team member will learn more about the other professions and the issues affecting their work. Conducted over an academic quarter (10 weeks), students will be presented with site information and strategic development plan materials to support the effort. The teams require participation and input from architectural engineering, architecture ...


An Analysis Of The Demand For Interdisciplinary Curriculum Within The Caed, Matthew S. Montijo 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

An Analysis Of The Demand For Interdisciplinary Curriculum Within The Caed, Matthew S. Montijo

Construction Management

This study serves to demonstrate the demand and benefits of interdisciplinary curriculum within the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at California Polytechnic State University. While the literature review serves to highlight the unique learning benefits of interdisciplinary coursework, the survey demonstrates student demand for such courses across all colleges in the CAED. This study provides possible solutions to an existing problem within the CAED through the avenue of the construction management department.


Establishment Of Occupational Safety And Health As A Minor, Giovani A. Mazzotti 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Establishment Of Occupational Safety And Health As A Minor, Giovani A. Mazzotti

Construction Management

Safety plays an essential role in the construction industry. With construction projects increasing in size, time, and overall complexity, it has become increasingly difficult to implement safe protocol and procedures. Present-day construction projects sometimes require more than 10,000 employees, including dozens of subcontractors, office teams, and more on-site. In addition to the increased need for laborers, increasing project size means an increase in demand for individuals with expertise and experience in safety practices. Projects of all shapes and sizes are in need of professionals with proven expertise in implementing safety practices. Currently, many incoming project engineers and field engineers ...


Alternate Reinforcement For Structural Concrete, Barrett Lowe 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Alternate Reinforcement For Structural Concrete, Barrett Lowe

Construction Management

Concrete has been utilized on construction projects for thousands of years, ranging from the Pyramids to the foundation your home is built on. Innovated upon, concrete and its properties have changed over the years, one of the greatest being the discovery of tensile reinforcement. Rebar, commonly known as reinforcing steel or reinforcement bars, have been used in the construction industry for decades. Ranging in size and application, rebar’s unmatched tensile strength and anti-corrosive properties make it the champion of reinforcing structural concrete. Though the advancement in technology has created a new era where other materials may take its place ...


Discovering The Benefits Of Integrating Bim Workflows Into Residential Construction Estimating, Trey R. Garcia 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Discovering The Benefits Of Integrating Bim Workflows Into Residential Construction Estimating, Trey R. Garcia

Construction Management

As Building Information Modeling tools become increasingly more prevalent within the construction industry, primarily the commercial sector, it is important to recognize how it can impact and/or improve other sectors of the industry. This paper will focus primarily on residential construction and the potential cost benefits that could be achieved with the implementation of model-based estimating. Other benefits that the commercial sector currently thrive on will also be noted and explained for potential implementation for residential construction. The project explained in this paper has a dual purpose; which is to discover if both cost and time benefits can be ...


High School Student Perceptions Of Women In Construction And How Increasing Awareness Changes Perceptions, Garber Ashley, Kaelyn Mollé 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

High School Student Perceptions Of Women In Construction And How Increasing Awareness Changes Perceptions, Garber Ashley, Kaelyn Mollé

Construction Management

Diversity is a one of the biggest struggles within the construction industry. Specifically regarding gender, women make up a distinct minority of just over 8% for construction managers according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In comparison, women comprise 47% of the overall U.S. labor force. This shows that the construction industry is behind because of certain barriers including perception of women’s capabilities, socio-cultural issues, male dominance and more.This paper researches high school students’ perceptions of women in construction as well as their prior knowledge and beliefs about construction management. This research also includes a ...


Implementation Of Industry Technology Into The Construction Management Department, Kristen D. Forster 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Implementation Of Industry Technology Into The Construction Management Department, Kristen D. Forster

Construction Management

With technology being one of the fastest growing items in the construction industry it is important to keep on top of what is utilized most commonly. To fully prepare graduates for the work force, the Construction Management Department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo needs to focus efforts on supplying students with the most commonly used industry technologies. Utilizing these programs in the current curriculum will ensure that graduates from the Construction Management Department are prepared to take on the work force with the most relevant software under their belts. Students who understand how to use these industry sanctioned technologies ...


Completion Of Hope's Village Tiny Homes, Jimmy P. Fewell 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Completion Of Hope's Village Tiny Homes, Jimmy P. Fewell

Construction Management

In Fall, 2018 the Cal Poly Construction Management Department teamed up with the non-profit, Hope’s Village, to create two tiny homes that are to be used for homeless shelters. The Residential Construction class built the structures, and I finish the siding for this plan. In finishing the siding I was incharge of the designing, planning and execution of the project.


Augmented Reality Applied To Tenant Improvement Projects, Alex Feizbakhsh 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Augmented Reality Applied To Tenant Improvement Projects, Alex Feizbakhsh

Construction Management

Technology keeps on advancing and expanding into different markets, the Construction Industry has adapted these new breakthroughs. The industry has already adapted the concept of 3D Modeling, however with Augmented Reality this takes BIM to the next level. Augmented Reality can assist in numerous attributes within the construction process to help manage the project more efficiently. Given these words, this paper helps to highlight the key factors of Augmented Reality and how it enhances the Tenant Improvement process. This case study helps to highlight the positive returns of this tech, as well as solutions for any challenges that may come ...


Legal Issues And Feasibility Of Construction Under Railroad Tracks At Cedar Creek Apartments, Brendan Donovan 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Legal Issues And Feasibility Of Construction Under Railroad Tracks At Cedar Creek Apartments, Brendan Donovan

Construction Management

This paper describes the impediments of initiating construction of a local tunnel underneath the railroad tracks approximately 50 yards South-West of the Foothill Blvd and California Blvd intersection. This tunnel is used by hundreds of students every day and acts as the primary route for these students to get to and from the Cal Poly campus. This tunnel has no lighting, is constantly flooded with water, and has multiple safety hazards. The author discusses the feasibility of starting construction to make this pathway a safe accessible route for all students. Throughout the paper, the author introduces the multiple parties with ...


Construction Industry Today, Brooke DePorto 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Construction Industry Today, Brooke Deporto

Construction Management

This project assesses career opportunities, typical career paths, educational levels, gender demographics, and salary range within today’s construction industry with information collected from surveyed industry professionals. This report focuses on specific information extracted from this survey, including gender, work location, starting and current salary, years of experience, education level, and overall happiness in their career choice. The survey and its results will serve to establish a broad outline of the current state of professionals in the workforce. This information will provide a baseline data for future studies to analyze trends over time as well as provide current students additional ...


Medicial Clinic At Mission Twentyfive35 Vocational Village - Dominican Republic, Sarah C. De Los Reyes 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Medicial Clinic At Mission Twentyfive35 Vocational Village - Dominican Republic, Sarah C. De Los Reyes

Construction Management

This community medical clinic will be the first of its kind in the rural town of Villa Tapia, Dominican Republic It is Phase II of a five-phase master plan drafted by religious organization Mission Twenty-Five35, founded by the Romano family The team consists of Cal Poly undergraduate students: Griffin Chierici (Architecture), Erica Croft and Tommy Sidebottom (Architectural Engineering), and Sarah De Los Reyes (Construction Management), backed by the guidance and support of non-profit organization Journeyman International and A/E firm Smith Group JJR The task was to design a clinic that would serve as a pediatric and urgent care center ...


Case Study: Expectation And Perspective In The Punch List Process, Carlye L. Cunningham 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Case Study: Expectation And Perspective In The Punch List Process, Carlye L. Cunningham

Construction Management

The punch list process is a crucial phase of construction that is performed on every project. The punch list is a document generated near the end of the project that includes unfinished items and/or work that is not conforming to specifications or expectations. It requires immense coordination and communication between the owner, general contractor, and subcontractors in order for it to be executed efficiently. How the punch list is performed can be very instrumental or detrimental as all parties work together to close out the project. This paper will examine the punch list procedures that took place during the ...


Dominican Republic Community Center, Norris Lee Cooper 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Dominican Republic Community Center, Norris Lee Cooper

Construction Management

The Santiago Agriculture and Water Company will partner with the Amoveo Group and Mission TwentyFive35 in order to bring healthy and sustainable solutions to the overall project region known as “El Cibao” in the Dominican Republic. This facility focuses on the revitalization of the community with educational facilities like libraries, a green house, and agricultural landscaping. The project navigates the trials and complications often encountered with foreign humanitarian work by providing a rough construction schedule, budget, and analysis reports necessary to understand the project hazards.


Value Analysis Of Cm Professional Certifications For Newly Graduated Cm Students, Christopher John Coglianese 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Value Analysis Of Cm Professional Certifications For Newly Graduated Cm Students, Christopher John Coglianese

Construction Management

The construction industry has a staggering amount of professional certifications available to those who want to prove experience and expertise. There is usually a financial reason behind this. The more certifications a person has, the more likely he will be promoted and be paid more. As Cal Poly seniors entering the job market, they share these same incentives, and luckily there are plenty of certifications available to them. However, there are too many to choose from and some are too expensive. The question then lies, which certifications should graduating seniors spend their resources on? To answer this simple question, an ...


Implementing Bim Management And Process Optimization Tools In Construction Management Curriculum, Jake W. Castillo 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Implementing Bim Management And Process Optimization Tools In Construction Management Curriculum, Jake W. Castillo

Construction Management

As the construction industry rapidly continues to adopt technology and Building Information Modeling practices, we need to ensure that Construction Management curriculum prepares students for what is expected after graduation. Cal Poly’s Construction Management program currently have two Building Information Modeling courses in the curriculum that focus mainly on learning software and while this will be essential for students graduating the Construction Management program, there remains room to improve the courses as the industry adapts. Adding curriculum geared more toward managing the BIM process and learning process optimization skills will not only benefit a higher percentage of students, but ...


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