Senior Capstone Projects

2008-2009 

  • "Lightweight Concrete Solutions,” 
    • Gessel Balderrabano
  • “Whistle Stopper-Concrete Duck Blinds,” 
    • Chad Christie
  • “A Northern Light-Illuminated Concrete,” 
    • Ryan Hooker
  • “Implementation Of A Volumetric Mixer Into A Ready MixFleet: Is It Really Worth It?” 
    • Frank Corzine
  • “Residential Applications of Concrete,” 
    • Jeff Kelly
  • “Rice Husk Ash as SCM,” 
    • Cyrus Dworak
  • “Comparing Laboratory Shrinkage Results with Shrinkage Results Taken in the Field Using ASTM C 157,” 
    • Brant Guido
  • “Lopez Concrete And Formwork,” 
    • Daniel Lopez
  • “Analyzing Concrete Slump Change With Respect to Temperature and Aggregate Shape,” 
    • Kevin Albert

2009-2010

  • “Electro Osmatic Pulse Technology for repelling water beneath floor slabs” 
    • for Structural Group
  • “Promoting Concrete as the Preferred Building Material for Caltrans Roads”
    • for CalTrans
  • “Recycled Shot Blast Dust in Pre-Packaged Concrete Products: Business Perspective” 
    • for Blastrac
  • “Recycled Shot Blast Dust in Ready Mix Concrete” 
    • for Blastrac
  • “Fiber Reinforced Concrete Testing” 
    • for Propex
  • “Curing Room Mist System Alternatives"
  • “Concrete Lab Sustainability Upgrade”

2010-2011

  • “Recycled Glass as an Aggregate Replacement in Concrete Block Manufacturing” 
    • for Basalite– continuation of Basalite Summer Internship
  • “Solar Infrastructure Concrete Construction: Design, Mix Design, Construction, and Business Plan”
  • “Life Cycle Analysis Using Stadium Software for Caltrans and CIM Student Learning”
    •  for SIMCO
  • “Compression Strength Tests and Water Requirements of Fly Ash Mixes” 
    • continuation of CalPortland Internship
  • “Testing of New Shrinkage Compensating Impermeable Concrete Admixture Using Abrasion and Permeability Test Methods”
  • “Volumetric Mixer”
    • for Cementech
  • “Patrick Ranch Moat Restoration” 
    • for local non-profit historical site
  • “Watertight Admixtures Testing” 
    • continuation of Sika internship
  • “Chico State Alumni Glen Concrete Construction and Decorative Concrete Project: Architect and Contractor Roles” 
    • major joint project with University Facilities Management
  • “Design and Construction of Custom Concrete Benches for RCE Department on Chico State Campus” 
    • benches constructed and placed on campus
  • “Concrete Canoe Mix Design,Testing, and Construction” – joint project with Civil Engineering Department
    • resulted in “how to” manual for future years
  • “International Concrete Repair Institute’s 'Surface Repair Inspector Certification' Research and Testing’”
    •  research and test method development, presentation to ICRI Certification Committee
  • Click here for a video of 2010-2011 projects