Architect and blogger, Bob Borson, wonders how it is possible that someone can know a project better than the architect.
It's a rhetorical question to which he already has the answer: It's possible when the project has a dedicated site superintendent. And it's an essential component of project management, especially for an architect who has a full plate of projects underway simultaneously. Borson thanks his lucky starts that over the years most of his projects have had someone who spends all day every day on the jobsite not just solving problems but coordinating the work and anticipating issues that are 10 steps away in the process.
"The very best projects that I have ever worked on," Borson writes, "had the very best site superintendents … and that isn’t a coincidence."