“Boise State Construction Management Association members have continued the tradition of hard work and dedication that has been set forth by our forerunners. We accept these projects and challenges with the knowledge that we are not only providing a service to our community and school, but also to ourselves. It is from our many projects that we become educated in the construction industry, a lot of which cannot be taught in the classroom environment. All students of the CMA recognize that to be a member of this organization ensures success throughout their college and professional careers.”
The CMA was approached by the Idaho Botanical Gardens to design and construct a handicap access ramp for their building. The CMA provided the pre-construction including plans, an estimate and a schedule. The construction process began at the beginning of the semester and involved excavating and surveying the site, building formwork for the footings and stem walls, placing fill and concrete for the footings, stem walls and slab, welding and installing the handrails and placing a sidewalk slab. The construction labor was provided by CMA members and a few engineering students who spent their weekends and free time volunteering. The project, which is now complete, was managed by Tucker Robb.
’07 CCS Concrete Slab – Photo Gallery
Taft Elementary Ball Wall
Metro Management Fence
Metro Management contacted the CMA on replacing an existing fence on a property they managed. An old pine fence, built of 1 x 12 planks were replaced with a six foot fence made of cedar. It took the CMA students one weekend to complete the project.
The Fencing Project was run over the summer of 2007. Tasks included compiling a project notebook with: estimate, schedule, contract, contracting fencing suppliers, pre-construction meeting, job walkthrough, and finally completing the work. The paperwork took nearly a month to compile. The Contract Agreement was fulfilled a month and a week after paperwork was done. The project itself included 900 lineal ffeet of vinyl fencing on differential terrain. The task at hand was large.
Within a day, all the postholes were drilled using a bobcat with a 12″ auger bit. In the following days, holes were dug and tamped to be 30″ deep. Next, corner and reference posts were set. After concrete hydrated for corner and reference posts, string lines were ran tightly between them on the tops and sides of posts creating an outline for all other posts within the line. On curves, an auto-level was used to sight in all posts, ensuring they were at a constant height. After two weeks, all posts were set. Rails were installed after posts. Rails came in 16′ sections. On Sloping straight-aways post holes had to be filed to fit the rails. On curve sections, rails were cut into 8′ sections and placed accordingly. The fencing supplier made an error in scheduling and hence carbide bits were used to pre-drill through reinforcing steel which was put in all gate posts. Self-tapping screws were used to attach gates to posts. After gate installation and demobilization, the project was complete. Materials check was written for $5,700 and a donation was awarded in the amount of $900. | Photo Gallery