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the formation of the Supers Technical Association of New York
(formerly Supers Club of New York)
The Superintendents Technical Association was
organized in March 1998 to fill a gap in the knowledge base of
multifamily building maintenance personnel: Directors of Maintenance,
Superintendents, Handypersons and Porters.
believe it to be the first technical society of its kind, and
its models are the technical societies of engineers that conduct
monthly meetings and issue publications to keep their members
up to date in matters pertaining to their professions.
the benefit of visitors to this website from those outside the
New York City area, the title Superintendent is synonymous with
Custodian, Caretaker or other such designation, indicating the
person responsible for the maintenance and operation of the physical
called "Super," he (rarely she) may work alone or be
in charge of a maintenance staff that includes a handyman, porters
and, in luxury buildings, doormen and a concierge.
responsibilities of building superintendents are becoming more
highly technical as the technology of building operations becomes
more complex, and more critical as efficiency of building operations
affect housing's "bottom line", due to ever higher energy,
water and building maintenance costs.
the other side of the coin are buildings' generation of atmospheric
pollution. Hence, the professionalizing of supers increases in
here to read further on the formation and goals of the Supers Technical Association.
To Contact Us
The Association was organized by Apartment House
Institute of New York City Technical College. Its director, Dick
Koral, serves as the Association's Secretary/Treasurer.
Click here for contact information.
are now three chapters of the
Association, and each meets monthly except as otherwise indicated
on our Calendar Page.
are always welcome at Club meetings. There is no charge for attendance, so feel free to come whether or not you're
a member, and invite whom you wish.