College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Allan Hauck, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Today, knowledgeable and reliable superintendents are in high demand throughout the construction industry. However, it seems to becoming more and more uncommon for a superintendent to come up through the more traditional route via the trades. It appears that it is becoming more common for superintendents to attend a university and attain a degree relating to construction. This begs the question though, does this new generation have what it takes to match their counterparts that come up through the trades? With this new direction being taken, it makes us wonder if universities are helping set a solid foundation for these superintendents. This paper focuses on several main skills that were believed to be commonplace in the superintendent’s everyday work. It aims to do this by gauging their confidence levels and also sets about to determine if these new university superintendents have what it takes to become lasting superintendents.