This presentation describes the structure and use of the ASLA Standard Contract Forms as a business tool developed to meet the needs of the profession by incorporating up-to-date critical elements of instruments of service. Contracts are tailored for landscape architecture professionals and the clients they serve. Beyond the specific ASLA contract, the presentation covers the importance of a landscape architecture consultant-client contract, the essential elements of a contract, the reasons the contract is needed, and liability issues for landscape architects.
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn the purpose and practical use of the short form and standard form
2. Know the importance of the liability clauses and how to negotiate an insurable contract
3. Understand the importance of the client’s understanding of a detailed scope of work
Charles Heuer, FAIA, Esq.; Frank Musica, Esq.
American Society of Landscape Architects