Construction Superintendents: Essential Skills for the Next Generation is the first college-level textbook designed to prepare you to take on a site supervisor role on a complex jobsite. The book covers the responsibilities of superintendents in relation to the jobsite project management team, the project owners, designers, and municipal services. The book outlines the development of the superintendent and his or her role and responsibilities in twenty-first century construction projects. Using examples and case studies of cutting-edge jobsite practices from the use of computer applications to leadership and capital development, this book lays out all the functions of a modern site superintendent in an easy-to-understand format. The book includes:
coverage of the full spectrum of tasks and skills required from the pre-construction phase, through start-up, operation and close-out, plus advanced topics for those serious about leading the field
real-world case studies, forms, and documentation stored on a companion website
chapter summaries, review questions, and exercises to aid both teaching and learning.
This book fills in the long-standing need for an academic textbook designed as an applied instructional resource suitable for university and college students enrolled in construction management and construction engineering programmes.
About the Author
Len Holm is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington, USA. He has over 40 years' construction industry experience at all levels and owns his own construction management firm. He is the author of numerous books on construction, including Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers, 101 Case Studies in Construction Management, and co-author of Introduction to Construction Project Engineering with Giovanni Migliaccio, also published by Routledge.John E. Schaufelberger is Dean Emeritus of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington, USA. He is the co-author of Management of Construction Projects: A Constructor's Perspective with Len Holm, Construction Equipment Management, 2nd Edition with Giovanni Migliaccio, and Professional Ethics for the Construction Industry with Rebecca Mirsky, also published by Routledge.