Appointment of a superintendent

The superintendent is appointed and regulated by the terms of each construction contract. It is common for the principal to appoint a named individual employee or consultant of the principal. Superintendents are typically engineers, architects or contract administrators.

The principal is usually required to ensure that there is a superintendent at all times who fulfils the roles and functions expressed under the construction contract. The superintendent is not a party to the construction contract. The role and functions of the superintendent will vary depending on which standard form or other
contract the parties adopt.

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