|Superintendent (also known as Contract Administrator, Architect, Administration Manager)|
|The person generally engaged by the Principal to administer the building Contract. In some instances the Superintendent is referred to as the Contract Administrator (see PC-1).
The Superintendent is not a party to the Contract. However, the Contract will define the role of the Superintendent in administering that Contract. The Superintendent may have a dual role: to issue directions to the Contractor on behalf of the Principal and to carry out certification tasks as a party independent to the Principal. This creates a tension between the Superintendent's role as the Principal's agent (and therefore clearly representing the Principal's interests) and as a certifier (which must be undertaken independently).