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Landscape Professional Practice 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780566080715
ISBN: 0566080710
Published: October 1999
Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited
Format: Hardback
Price: £64.00

The new edition of this guide for landscape practitioners reflects changes in legislation and developments in practice management. New to this edition is coverage on Common and Statute law, the CDM Regulations 1994, and the latest JCLI, ICE, and JCT standard forms. In addition, there's a chapter on dispute resolution and sections on continuing professional development and professional indemnity insurance.;The book also offers advice enabling landscape practitioners to meet the legal, ethical and practical demands of their work. It gives detailed cover of all the requirements of the syllabus of the Landscape Institute Part IV Professional Practical Examination.

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Part 1 The code of conduct and the landscape consultant's appointment: code of professional conduct; forms of practice; practice promotion; the landscape consultant's appointment (the consultant's preliminary and basic services, other services, the conditions of appointment); guidance for clients on fees; guide to competitive fee tendering procedures.
Part 2 Common law relating to landscape professional practice: rights to support, water and light; nuisance; trespass; negligence; limitation; restrictive covenants.
Part 3 Statute law relating to the protection of the environment acts: National parks and access to the countryside Act 1949; Civic amenities Act 1967; Town and country planning Acts 1971-1990; Finance Act (Valued Added Tax) 1972; The health and safety at work Act 1974; Ancient monuments and archaeological areas Act 1979; Highways Act 1980; Wild life and countryside Act 1981; National heritage Act 1983; The building Act 1984; Housing and planning Act 1986; Water Act 1989; Environmental pollution Act 1990; Planning and listed building Act 1990; Access to the neighbouring land Act 1992; Environment Act 1995; Housing grants and regeneration Act 1996; statutory instruments - Control of pesticides Regulations SI 86/1510; Assessment of environmental effects Regulations SI 88/119; Guide to procedure for environmental assessment 1989; Construction design and management regulations (SCM) Regulations 94; Hedgerow regulations SI 97/1160; Construction Regulations SI 98/ 649; DoE circulars; DoE planning policy guidance notes.
Part 4 Practice management: financial control; staff; office organisation; premises; office adminstration and equipment; continuous professional development (CPD); professional indemnity insurance; directory of registered landscape practices.
Part 5 Tender and contract documents: precontract project and tendering procedures; production drawings specifications and bills of quantities; landscape drawings; landscape specifications; landscape quantities; tender procedures.
Part 6 Landscape contracts and contract conditions: the meaning and essentials of a valid contract; the types of contract for landscape works; the J.C.L.I. Standard Form of contract for landscape works; J.C.T. Intermediate Form IFC 84; the Institute of Civil Engineers Form; the I.C.E. new engineering and construction contract; subcontracts - domestic, named and nominated.
Part 7 Landscape contract administration: employer's agent; mobilising resources; precontract meetings; certification; landscape consultants instructions. (Part contents).