The superintendent plays a key role in the efficient daily operations of a construction site, helping keep projects on time, in scope and on budget. Given the熟练劳动的短缺在整个建筑行业中，考虑培训下一代负责人还为时过早，以便他们准备带来安全有效地管理建筑工地所需的技能。
“Sometimes, the best field worker is elevated to be a superintendent,” said Dawn Preston, a Travelers Construction Risk Control safety professional who conducts supervisor leadership training sessions across the country. “But being a good carpenter doesn’t always translate into being a good leader; a good leader is someone who can understand and find solutions to challenges that workers face.”
随着越来越多的建筑工人达到退休年龄，有83％的承包商表示担心熟练的劳动1, training the superintendents of tomorrow is a critical succession step for construction companies. A structured superintendent development program should be considered to help prepare workers to lead future construction projects. The superintendent development plan should expose candidates to all facets of the construction process. But perhaps the best training for any superintendent is on the job training, working under and learning from the experienced superintendents that run todays jobs.
Considerations for Developing Superintendents
- Your workforce will more than likely be made up of both tenured workers as well as newer less experienced workers, and each could present different challenges. Tenured workers may be part of the “baby boomer” generation and tend to like certain forms of communication, versus a worker in the “millennial” generation, may be savvier with electronic communication. Superintendents will also have to judge the skills and experience of workers and contractors to make sure quality is maintained.
- 建造projects have multiple technical areas that need to be understood by superintendents, and therefore, connecting workers to educational sessions to further their knowledge is important, especially considering emerging new products and technologies, i.e., LEED certification and B.I.M.
- Use on-the-job training to provide opportunities to those in your workforce. One recommendation for training tomorrow’s superintendents is to expose them to the various facets or roles within a project team. Cycle employees through different project roles like scheduling, estimating, safety, project engineer and project manager. Being a well-rounded superintendent will require knowledge and understanding of each of these roles.
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