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Residential Design Committee

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Professional Agreements for Single Family & Small Projects

How a firm handles its business issues is critical to the success of the any firm. Having clear and detailed agreements with clients, consultants, and others with whom you do business are important to protect your firm and also your clients’ interests.

Please join Peter Longley AIA on February 19th to learn what elements go into a successful proposal, contract, or letter of agreement. Pete will review the various types of agreements that can be used, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. He will outline elements of a good agreement/contract. Included in the discussion will be "deal breakers" - items to never include in your agreements as well as recommendations for clauses/paragraphs that should be included. You should be able to leave this session with a full knowledge of how to improve your contracts and/or letters of agreement.

Peter Longley AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP is a registered architect and COO of CBT Architects in Boston, MA. He has over 40 years of experience in the profession. Peter is a member of the AIA Documents Committee, and he has written two chapters in the AIA Manual of Professional Practice. He also has written five novels.

1.5 LU AIA credits are available.

Files associated with this and previous meetings can be downloaded from the Residential Design Committee Dropbox.