Girl Scout Silver Sage Project
The focus of this project is to design a new shower house and make sure the camp is American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. The project is located on Camp Allice Pittenger, which is located on the shores of Payette Lake in McCall, ID. Currently, a shower structure exists which has a failing foundation, as well as natural water entering McCall’s treatment system due to its ‘sky-lit’ design. In order to solve these issues, three potential designs were created; then narrowed down by analyzing the benefits and issues of each. The design chosen includes adding a shower house structure onto the camp’s infirmary. In addition to the design and engineering of the camp’s shower house, other engineering issues within the camp will also be addressed by this project. These issues include ensuring ADA compliance for all buildings on camp property, as well as designing new paved roads into the camp to increase accessibility. Any improvements to the current trail systems surrounding the camp will also be addressed with respect to ADA accessibility standards. In order to address these issues successfully, the building permits, as well as the potential environmental impact of the construction has been researched fully. All of these design improvements are supported by mathematical justification.
De Rocher, Caitlin; Baker, Christine; Browning, Kelli; Alkurbush, Muath; and Alsallum, Yasir, "Girl Scout Silver Sage Project" (2016). 2016 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference. Paper 19.
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