Interest in Residential Construction Superintendent Designation Surges
An educational session on the Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS) designation attracted an overflow crowd at last month’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., and course offerings for the designation have recently surged across the country.
“The Making of a Super Superintendent” featured a panel discussion of the RCS designation by Paul Thompson, executive vice president, Florida Home Builders Association; Marylee Putnam, education and credentialing manager, Greater Atlanta HBA; Beth McGee, executive officer, Metro Orlando HBA; and Paul Mashburn, president of Viking Builders in Orlando.
“The RCS designation is a win-win for all parties involved” said Putnam. “Members truly recognize the utility in sending their employees through these courses because of the crucial nature of this position to a company.”
An initiative of the Home Builders Institute, the workforce development arm of NAHB, the RCS designation curriculum is aimed at aspiring and current field superintendents and consists of eight four-hour courses. The courses are typically offered through local home builders associations, although they have been expanded to state-wide offerings in Florida and California.