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Landscape Contracting
LDSCP CONTRACT
CLASS CODE: HORT 351 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: HORTICULTURE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Estimating, bidding, and contracting procedures for landscape construction, and maintenance projects.

A hands-on approach to bidding and estimating jobs for the Green Industry.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: -Equipment
-Subcontractors
-Labor burden
-Overhead
-Job costing
-Pricing
-Profit Centers
-Risk
-Materials and labor
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Learn how to prepare estimates and bids for typical landscape control and present them to a client.
2. Understand contracts and related working documents such as plans, specifications and change orders.
3. Understand the importance of relationship building, with both employees and customers.
REQUIREMENTS: Text: The Complete Estimating Book with Labor and Equipment Production Times for the Green Industry, by Charles Vanderkooi.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001