Construction Management Fundamentals

What does a Superintendent do?

  • Lead, monitor, and coordinate crews at construction sites from the start and end of a project
  • Approves and follows construction drawings and approved plans
  • Produces daily logs and necessary documentation 
  • Ensure compliance with local, state and national business codes and regulations
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager, Architects, Engineers, Electricians and other specialists needed to develop and execute construction schedules
  • Monitor project progress, troubleshoot potential issues and implement corrective measures
  • Manage project budgets and track expenses
  • Entry level Superintendent jobs may also be listed as Assistant Superintendent or Entry Level Superintendent
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What skills are needed to be a Superintendent?

  • 5 plus years in ground up commercial/residential construction
  • Proficiency in reading blueprints and construction documents
  • Extensive knowledge of construction methods, materials and industry best practices 
  • Proven strong leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google workspace, and Procore

What software is essential for proficiency in a Superintendent role?

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

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Civil 3D software empowers civil engineers to realize tomorrow’s infrastructure, today.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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What is the average salary of a superintendent? 

The typical salary range for a Superintendent is approximately $100,000 to $120,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in. 

Can a superintendent work remotely?

A Superintendent operates on-site and in office. Most responsibilities are done on-site aside from paperwork and administrative duties that can be done remotely.

Does a superintendent have to work full time?  

The majority of Superintendent work full time due to the extensive responsibilities associated with the role. Depending on the project, most Superintendents work overtime.