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Cal Poly students design pre-constructed home for CA lot burned in fire

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 23:57:01-04

A 1,300-foot pre-constructed home designed by Cal Poly students is on its way to Northern California.

A crane was used Tuesday to lift a container with 25 exterior wall panels.

They will be used as as a model home on a one-acre site in Weed that was destroyed by the Boles Fire in 2014.

Cal Poly construction management students created the panels as part of their senior project.

“One of the things that really energizes a curricula is when you take on a project that is not a ‘What if’ project or a contest but something for a real client,” said Gregory Starzyk, associate professor in construction management.

Thirty-six Cal Poly architectural engineering, architecture and construction management students started the project in 2017.

The container with the panels is expected to arrive in Weed Wednesday.