What is a Certified Construction Superintendent?

The responsibilities of a Construction Superintendent (CS) are critical to the overall safety and well-being of any job site. CR Safety’s team of licensed [and registered] Construction Superintendents possess the latest Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA) certification and New York City Department of Buildings Site Safety Training Certifications (SST). They are also well-versed in the New York City Building Code, including the latest Chapter 33 [additions] revisions.

CR Safety provides our clients with everything necessary to safeguard their projects and workers. The responsibilities of our licensed [registered] Construction Superintendents include the following:

  • Daily Site Visits
  • Safety Compliance & Enforcement
  • Competent Person Designations
  • Site Documents Verifications
  • DOB Monitoring
  • Daily Electronic Reports

Additionally, the responsibilities of our team of licensed [registered] Construction Superintendents also include:

  • Site Management: Including the planning, scheduling, coordinating, and supervising of workers and subcontractors.
  • Safety Compliance: Ensuring that all workers on a job site follow safety protocols, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and the New York City Building Code, to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Budget Management: Including monitoring expenses, ensuring that work gets completed within budget, and making adjustments as necessary to stay within budget constraints.
  • Quality Control: Ensuring that all materials used in construction meet the required standards and that all work is performed in accordance with the project plans and specifications.
  • Communication: Regularly providing project stakeholders, including architects, engineers, contractors, and the building owner, with updates on the project’s progress while addressing any concerns or issues that may arise.

The New York City construction scene presents a unique challenge for contractors, with complex and evolving building regulations, high population density, and significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Having a knowledgeable and competent [certified] registered Construction Superintendent on your project can help you to manage your project more effectively and ensure that it is completed on time, safely, and efficiently.

Remember, as of 11/07/22, as per local law 149-2021, a licensed construction superintendent is now also required on major building projects that require a site safety manager or coordinator (10 stories/125 feet and greater OR 100,000 square foot footprint and greater) when the projects meet both the criteria in 3301.13.3 (construction superintendent) and 3310.1 (major bldg. site safety).

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