Site supervisor : The Unsung Hero of construction site

Many students often ask me the question:
What are the responsibilities of a Site supervisor ?
Here we are going to highlight the basic tasks which a supervisor is expected to carry out.
Remember :
the site supervisor is responsible for the
QualityQuantity & Delivery of the building .

Now let us explore this in detail:

1.The site supervisor is the front face of the Builder at site. He represents his organisation at site.

A brief interaction with the Supervisor can tell you lot about the values of his company.

Supervisor is builders  contact person for everybody
Supervisor is builders contact person for everybody

2.He is the main contact person for all external agencies visiting the site which include :
2.1 Consultants or their engineers who are visiting the site for various activities 
( controlling coordination or guidance) 
2.2.Each prospective customer visiting the site at various stages of purchasing the property ( from first  exploratory visit up to actual moving in).
2.3.Various government agencies 
( Officers of different cadres) paying visit to site for compliance or enforcement issues .
2.4.Suppliers & sub-contractors walking -in at the site for submitting the rates/ offers for various materials/ works.
3.He is the main coordinator between the head office and the site. He is the eyes & ears for the builder for everything that ia taking place at the site.
4.He is the main custodian of all technical documents such as drawings,Specifications ,Product catalogs etc.
5.He is the main link between the builder & the labor contractors working at site.

Supervisor is the custodian for all drawings, specifications at site
Supervisor is the custodian for all drawings, specifications at site

6.At remote locations where it is not practically possible to call the labour contractors or suppliers to the head iffice for receiving payments , he ua the person who keeps the cheques with him & releases to these agencies at site.

Supervisor has to exercise a control over all dimensions at site.
Supervisor has to exercise a control over all dimensions at site.

7.For the tools of a good supervisor ,read this article.

8.For improving performance at site ,read these tips 

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4 thoughts on “Site supervisor : The Unsung Hero of construction site”

    1. Sarang..Thank U for the feedback..yes certainly I agree..for Plumb bob / Line dori & other instruments used by Supervisor, let us have a dedicated article.Hope this is OK ?

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