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Student Response To Traditional Fire Alarm Systems In The Cal Poly Yosemite Dorms, Adam F. Alviso 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Student Response To Traditional Fire Alarm Systems In The Cal Poly Yosemite Dorms, Adam F. Alviso

Construction Management

What would you do if you were a student living on campus and you were burdened by an annoying fire alarm late at night? Though evacuating the building seems like the most logical and safe course of action, sleeping or studying for a big midterm may be a risk you are willing to take. Going back to grade school and up to your freshman year of college, we have been exposed to countless fire drills and false alarms. It is important to know the real facts on how students respond to fire alarms, the reason why they would respond, and ...


Analysis Of Job-Sites In San Luis Obispo County Adapting To Unforeseen Wet Conditions, Ashley Jaylene Martinez 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Analysis Of Job-Sites In San Luis Obispo County Adapting To Unforeseen Wet Conditions, Ashley Jaylene Martinez

Construction Management

Wet conditions are unpredictable factors that nonetheless, are estimated and incorporated onto a long term project schedule. Effective scheduling does mitigate the productivity of a job-site, however, when you factor in unforeseen wet conditions, it could result in schedule delays, material damages, and a discontent client. This paper presents an analysis on how job-sites adapted or were affected by the unpredicted amount of rain received in San Luis Obispo County. The initial findings, based on qualitative attitudinal research, are presented to show if schedules accounted for the amount of rain received, if their schedules were delayed, if material was damaged ...


Journeyman International - Kilimbi Community Center And Eco-Lodge - Rwanda, Africa, Chris Audi 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International - Kilimbi Community Center And Eco-Lodge - Rwanda, Africa, Chris Audi

Construction Management

This project based senior project is an interdisciplinary partnership with a non-profit called Journeyman International (JI) and students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). Journeyman International worked Empowering Villages and our design team to design a community center, eco-lodge, and guest houses to enable the local population to take advantage of a tourism heavy area creating jobs and income. Empowering Villages objective is to empower, train, and build up the people they work with and hope to someday see Villages around the world become self-sufficient by working with locals ...


Journeyman International: Peace Academy Of The Sciences And The Arts, Alyssa L. Mathias 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International: Peace Academy Of The Sciences And The Arts, Alyssa L. Mathias

Construction Management

For years, K-12 education has been taught through separate, individual subjects such as Math, English, Art, and Science. Primary education has remained stagnant while our society is constantly evolving with technological advances and innovation. The Peace Academy of the Sciences and Arts in San Luis Obispo, California are a group of visionaries and educators challenging traditional learning styles. They are striving to offer an education that focuses on holistic learning and integrating all subjects into big ideas to create competent, compassionate leaders for the future. My senior project is a collaboration between Journeyman International, the Peace Academy, a student in ...


Tiny Home Retail, Shane M. Simpson 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Tiny Home Retail, Shane M. Simpson

Construction Management

Tiny homes on wheels are exploding in popularity all around the world. Television shows and YouTube channels dedicated to tiny homes have garnered cult followings. Many people view purchasing or constructing a tiny home as a viable option to gain freedom and escape the perceived trap of renting or home ownership. There seems to be a market for these homes, however, after research I found purchasing one can be extremely expensive. Therefore, I decided I would contact manufacturers in China and enter a partnership where I would attempt to sell their tiny homes for a profit. I created a website ...


Liquidated Damages: An Analysis Of Their Use And Effectiveness, Alfredo N. Aragon 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Liquidated Damages: An Analysis Of Their Use And Effectiveness, Alfredo N. Aragon

Construction Management

A construction company’s success and/or failure is dependent upon project completion with respect to time and budget. Failure to meet the contract completion date results in a loss of profit for owners and contractors alike. In order to help mitigate project delays, liquidated damage clauses have been included into construction contracts. Incorporating provisions within the construction contracts in the form of liquidated damages aims to help shift the financial burden when there is a failure to meet contractual obligations, hopefully offering quick compensation for delays. Unlike general or actual damages, liquidated damages are pre-defined and agreed upon prior ...


Interim Field Guide For Construction And Testing Of Concrete Shear Wall With Added Frp Layer, Carlos Alberto Espitia 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Interim Field Guide For Construction And Testing Of Concrete Shear Wall With Added Frp Layer, Carlos Alberto Espitia

Construction Management

In Los Angeles, many of the hospitals are no longer up to code as they were built in the 1970’s. The shear walls that the hospitals were constructed on stand to experience major failures in the event of a seismic event and this is the issue that this student research team was assigned with. This project was to design, procure, and construct all necessary constraints to be able to test a wall that is fundamentally similar to that of the sheer walls in these hospitals. Once this was complete the goal was to test two walls with an added ...


Journeyman International: Mornes Brieux Primary School, Owen T. Rice 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International: Mornes Brieux Primary School, Owen T. Rice

Construction Management

This project-based senior project is a collaboration between students from different schools and a non-profit organization, Journeyman International. The goal of this project is to build a primary school in Les Cayes, Haiti to give the kids there the opportunity to be in a safe and comfortable learning environment. The client on this project is the 610 group, they are an organization that focuses on sustainable community development through education, vocational training and microenterprise in communities in Haiti. This project entails 3 buildings with a total of 8 classrooms, a kitchen and dining area, bathrooms and a courtyard with playground ...


Journeyman International: Bihongora Library In Rwanda, Africa, Sarah N. Nelson 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International: Bihongora Library In Rwanda, Africa, Sarah N. Nelson

Construction Management

My senior project is an interdisciplinary effort between students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and Journeyman International. Our team was given the task to design, engineer, and produce preconstruction services for a library in Bihongora, Rwanda. My main deliverables as the construction manager consist of a construction estimate with quantity take-offs, a construction schedule, and a project site plan. There is a great need for literacy in Rwanda, among both children and adults, so by building a library we are hoping to provide the locals in the community with ...


Journeyman International - Rubagabaga Evc And Ace - Rwanda, Africa, Jake M. Stom 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International - Rubagabaga Evc And Ace - Rwanda, Africa, Jake M. Stom

Construction Management

Rubagabaga EVC and ACE, or Empowering Villages Center and Agricultural Center of Excellence, is an interdisciplinary project based senior project completed by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo students. College of Architecture and Environmental Design students Jake Stom, Mackenzie Diaz, Julia De Hart, and Jenna Williams completed the design and preconstruction services with the help of non-profit humanitarian organization, Journeyman International. The deliverable aims to serve the client, Empowering Villages, by providing the complete design of a community center and agricultural training facility near Kaseke Village in Rwanda. The goal is to provide the local community with development efforts ...


Coffey Park - Is It Worth Rebuilding Homes Or Should Fire Victims Look To Modular Housing?, Shelby A. Hession 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Coffey Park - Is It Worth Rebuilding Homes Or Should Fire Victims Look To Modular Housing?, Shelby A. Hession

Construction Management

In October 2017, Coffey Park, a neighborhood within the city of Santa Rosa, CA, experienced mass destruction from the Tubbs Fire. Most of the neighborhood was burnt down, leaving fire victims with empty lots that they need to decide what to do with. For the average person, being well versed in the construction process and the different methods that can be used in the recovery process is rare. This paper is a tool to provide those in fire recovery with all of the information they will need in one place. Both modular and traditional stick-built housing are explored in this ...


Effects Of Supplemental Bid Documentation, Alexis M. Bynum 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Effects Of Supplemental Bid Documentation, Alexis M. Bynum

Construction Management

As the complexity of construction projects increases, more work is being subcontracted out by general contractors who oversee the construction of the project. Research suggests that a variety of factors are impacting subcontractors when putting together a bid. These factors were considered in determining a proposed solution for simplifying the bid process. This case study attempts to analyze the bidding process of construction projects in order to improve the accuracy of bids. Traditionally, bid documents include plans and specifications. This study analyzes the effects of adding a scope of work, as ascertained by the general contractor for each trade, to ...


Habitat For Humanity Global Village: Means & Methods Of Construction In Trinidad & Tobago, Garrett Landress 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Habitat For Humanity Global Village: Means & Methods Of Construction In Trinidad & Tobago, Garrett Landress

Construction Management

Habitat for Humanity Global Village is a sector of Habitat for Humanity that focuses on aiding in the construction of homes for those in need around the world. Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago has been part of Habitat for Humanity Global Village for many years and aids people in need on the Island of Trinidad in the Southern Caribbean. This paper will discuss the construction of a small home for a woman whose family was disowned by her father due to her reluctance to uphold traditional Indian values. Subsequently the family was living in poverty and currently residing in ...


Mitigating Carbon Dioxide Emissions In The Cement Industry Through Carbon Capture And Storage, Nicholas J. Cramer 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Mitigating Carbon Dioxide Emissions In The Cement Industry Through Carbon Capture And Storage, Nicholas J. Cramer

Construction Management

The cement industry is responsible for 7% of industrial energy use, the third largest energy consumer in the world. The industry is also responsible for 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions, the second largest industrial emitter. With current trends continuing, global cement usage will rise with population and urbanization. The low-carbon transition of the cement industry requires innovative technologies and producer cooperation. Carbon capture and storage, known as CCS, is a safe and sustainable solution to significantly reduce the amount being released into the atmosphere. Through CCS, carbon dioxide reacts with natural alkaline minerals, such as fly ash, to create ...


Creating A Pull Planning Guide For Industry Use, Michael B. Avila 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Creating A Pull Planning Guide For Industry Use, Michael B. Avila

Construction Management

The construction industry is quickly making Pull Planning sessions a commodity only the largest companies can afford due to expensive consultants and the common perception of a complicated process. Pull Planning does not need to be complicated but can be quickly implemented by all types of companies utilizing extensive research completed on The Last Planner System. The benefits of Pull Planning include creating buy-in to the plan, making hand-offs known, and creating reliability and trust from the key Players on a project. As the demand for a more productive construction project rises, it is increasingly important for the scheduling methods ...


Joy Playground Project, Atascadero California, Nick Vollucci 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Joy Playground Project, Atascadero California, Nick Vollucci

Construction Management

Parents for Joy is a group of parents and families of children with special needs in and around the small town of Atascadero, California. The group is working on designing and building a playground that accommodates the needs of their loved ones. This playground will have features that are accessible to people of all degrees of mobility and agility, and that promotes safety and inclusivity.Mission Statement: On their website, Parents for Joy provides the following mission statement: “Parents For Joy is a group of parents, families, and friends living in and around the small town of Atascadero, who have ...


Site Safety In San Luis Obispo County, Crystal Becerra 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Site Safety In San Luis Obispo County, Crystal Becerra

Construction Management

Site safety is a key determinant in a project’s success. In order for a site safety plan to be effective it needs to be implemented and enforced from management all the way down to the laborers on site and it must be site specific. The goal of every safety plan is to identify potential hazards and to have zero accidents throughout the project’s construction. An accident on the jobsite can cause a project to be delayed, increase overall cost, and can even cause a fatal accident (Randle, 2018). This paper will investigate the factors affecting the lack of ...


Ghana Clean Water Initiative – Risk Management, Mason Nolan 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Ghana Clean Water Initiative – Risk Management, Mason Nolan

Construction Management

In August of 2019 several Cal Poly Students will be traveling to a remote fishing village located off of Lake Volta in Ghana. This project is being completed by Cal Poly's MCAA chapter alongside the NECA chapter. These students will be constructing a community center, a water filtration system, and ice making and refrigeration facilities. The project will rely heavily on solar power as there is no grid in the village the project is taking place in. This project inherently has many risks associated with it and needs a risk management plan to combat these risks. The three ways ...


Prefabrication Of Exterior Partitions For Great Northern Services, John Christofer Claudio Espino 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Prefabrication Of Exterior Partitions For Great Northern Services, John Christofer Claudio Espino

Construction Management

In the wake of a fire in Weed, CA that destroyed 150 homes, a non-profit organization called Great Northern Services (GNS) reached out to Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo about a service-learning opportunity that involved designing a single-family home and pre fabricating the exterior partitions in San Luis Obispo. In Fall 2017, interdisciplinary teams of students delivered design proposals in the Integrated Project Delivery studio. The selected design was then finalized into a permitted set of drawings and planning for the prefabrication began. The extent of the prefabrication was limited to the framing and sheathing of the exterior walls. The length ...


Framing Exterior Partitions For The Great Northern Services Housing Project, Michael-Jeremiah R. Eseed 2019 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Framing Exterior Partitions For The Great Northern Services Housing Project, Michael-Jeremiah R. Eseed

Construction Management

In the wake of a fire in Weed, CA that destroyed nearly 150 homes, a non-profit organization called Great Northern Services (GNS) reached out to Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo about a service-learning opportunity that involved designing a single-family home and prefabricating the exterior partitions in San Luis Obispo. In Fall 2017, interdisciplinary teams of students delivered design proposals in the Integrated Project Delivery studio. The selected design was then finalized into a permitted set of drawings and planning for the prefabrication began. The extent of the prefabrication was limited to the framing and sheathing of the exterior walls. The length ...


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