"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" provides descriptions of various stages of a landscape project, from the feasibility study to the expiration of the guarantee period. This comprehensive guide to the landscape business presents an overall view of the process of completing a large landscape project, and helps foster an understanding of how the landscape industry works. Topics include how to create estimates, engaging in the bidding process, how to prepare contracts, how to prepare a budget, and how to utilize financial accounting.
PART 1: Introduction.
Chapter 1. An Overview of the Landscaping Industry.
PART 2: Preparation of Contracts.
Chapter 3: The Bidding Process.
Chapter 4: Standard Forms of Construction Contracts.
Chapter 5: Contracts for Landscape Design and Related Services.
Chapter 6: Landscape Maitenance Contracts.
Chapter 7: Landscape Installation Contracts.
Chapter 8: Specifications.
Chapter 9: Breaches of Contract and Remedies.
PART 3: Estimating and Bidding.
Chapter 10: Overview of the Estimating Process.
Chapter 11: Preliminary Bidding and Estimating Considerations.
Chapter 12: Estimating Labor Costs.
Chapter 13: Estimating Equipment Costs.
Chapter 14: Estimating Materials and Subcontracting Costs.
Chapter 15: Overhead Expenses.
Chapter 16: Recapulation of Costs, Contingencies, and Profit.
PART 4: Job Administration.
Chapter 17: Scheduling.
Chapter 18: Financial and Cost Accounting
Chapter 20: Mechanics' Liens.
Chapter 21: Insurance and Bonding.
Chapter 22: Management of Landscape Contracting Businesses and Preparation of the Business Plan.