Month/Year of Graduation
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
In the construction industry, it is the responsibility of the general contractor to take the architect’s ideas and turn it into a real building. Many times this requires ample communication and several drafts. This efficient execution of this process is vital to the completion of a successful project. In this project, I practice this communication process. The challenge presented by the owner is to build an affordable splash pad, and without impacting the construction schedule of the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) that is being built on the same property at the same time. This proposal gives the owner a detailed idea of how I plan to make their idea a tangible product.
To analyze constructability, I first explain the feasibility of the project by analyzing the current market and return on investment model. I then outline the method of construction in each phase of the project, honing in on important details that need to coordinate with the contemporary construction of the ECDC. I built a construction schedule that graphically depicts the coordination between the ECDC and Splash Pad. This all comes together into a budget that includes labor and material costs.
The owner was most concerned about the schedule and budget, which indicates the success of the project. After resizing the utilities and building the splash pad, the budget comes to $36,900.06, which the market research indicates can be paid in 4.8 – 6.3 years. The construction will not delay the completion date of the ECDC.
Sandbulte, Levi, "Mandela Splash Pad Pre-Construction Plan" (2019). Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects. 61.