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.

section Section A|2 pages

Introductory concepts

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages


chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

Construction management fundamentals

chapter Chapter 3|12 pages

Construction organizations and responsibilities

section Section B|2 pages

Preconstruction planning

chapter Chapter 4|11 pages

Preconstruction services

chapter Chapter 5|9 pages

Constructability analysis

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Schedule preparation

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Superintendent preconstruction plans

section Section C|2 pages

Start-up and mobilization

chapter Chapter 8|14 pages

Site logistics planning

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Team development

chapter Chapter 10|6 pages

Team building

chapter Chapter 11|12 pages


section Section D|2 pages

Construction operations

chapter Chapter 12|18 pages

Superintendent control systems

chapter Chapter 13|10 pages

Schedule control

chapter Chapter 14|14 pages

Equipment management

chapter Chapter 15|15 pages

Communications and document control

section Section E|2 pages

Construction close-out

chapter Chapter 17|15 pages

Punch list supervision

chapter Chapter 18|11 pages

Close-out documentation

section Section F|2 pages

Advanced topics

chapter Chapter 19|11 pages

Superintendent leaders

chapter Chapter 20|11 pages

Training the next generation of superintendents