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"Landscape Estimating and Contract Administration" contains business information necessary for students studying landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Each of the 22 chapters is designed to provide enough material for a one-hour classroom lecture. Self-testing questions and key word definitions in each chapter help make the text user-friendly for the teaching and learning of landscape design, installation, and maintenance. The text identifies how to estimate the cost of landscape work for bidding and budgeting purposes, and how to monitor the costs of each job. Discussions of breach of contract, landscape specifications, and liens are also included.
- provides a basic understanding of construction law, helping user avoid legal problems
- sample contracts assist in the preparation of landscape installation and maintenance contracts
- contains descriptions of insurance and identifies the most appropriate coverage contractors and their clients need for the job
- explains the purpose and appropriate use of bonds and identifies how they can be obtained for various projects
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.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online Instructor's Manual
The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, answers to review questions, and references.