Carmine Greco 34


Site Superintendent


A lot of construction superintendents started out as journeyman tradespeople and the really good ones get promoted.  I was never a master of any specific trade but started working as a labourer for a small general contractor where my job was just about everything that needed to be done.  It was good training because a superintendent needs to know about everything that happens on a construction site.  You have to schedule the work, coordinate the subcontractors, order materials, do all the reports and make sure everything happens onsite when it should.  Safety is huge because you’re also responsible for everyone on the site and I take that particular responsibility very seriously.  Not everyone wants to be a superintendent because of all the extra responsibility but to me the challenge is what makes my job so satisfying. So anyway, my first superintendent job gave me most of the skills I needed to move on a few years later to a larger general contractor where all of a sudden instead of projects where I had a couple of trades and maybe nine or 10 workers to manage I was in charge of building good-sized office buildings with maybe a dozen trades and 50 people onsite at one time and suppliers coming and going all over the place.  I’ve had to take many courses over the years to keep up with government regulation, safety, environmental changes and things like that and you can never learn too much in this job. I made some mistakes along the way but who doesn’t? It’s all worth it when you pour that last load of concrete and the project is finished and you just get to stand back and say ‘I helped to make that happen’.
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Carmine Greco

Site Superintendent

A lot of construction superintendents started out as journeyman tradespeople and the really good ones get promoted.  I was never a master of any specific trade but started working as a labourer for a small general contractor where my job was just about everything that needed to be done.  It…
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Essentials Skills


  • Reading Text
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Numeracy
  • Oral Communication
Financial Expectation

Site Superintendent

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Site Superintendent

Career ETA: 3 years

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Nanaimo sawmill site unearthed beneath ferry parking area

2018-03-23
Shannon Moneo December 4, 2017   Unusual excavation work is taking place in the port city of Nanaimo, B.C. At BC Ferries Departure Bay terminal, 27,000 cubic metres of wood waste is being removed from the holding compound, which is the area where vehicles wait before boarding ferries bound for Vancouver. What makes the $6 million project so odd is that the log pieces, bark, sawdust and other wood materials being trucked away com

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