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A Self-Help Tool for Managing Risk Through the Use of Contract Terms

Given the litigious nature of our society, HVAC&R professionals must make every effort to protect themselves from contract-related lawsuits. This installment of the Survival Guide deals with this issue head-on, providing applicable, easy-to-use advice for the HVAC&R practitioner. Potential risks for designers, consultants, architects and construction managers are discussed, as well as contract terms aimed at alleviating each risk. The text also identifies contract provisions to avoid and contains tips for negotiating contracts. This document represents the first part of the ASHRAE Member's Survival Guide. It comes with a three-ring binder into which other Survival Guide documents can be inserted as they are published. These documents are sold separately. Valuable to contractors, designers, architects and builders alike, the ASHRAE Member’s Survival Guide - Contracts provides tips for limiting your exposure to time-consuming, stressful and expensive litigation.

This document is part of The ASHRAE Member's Survival Guide. The other installments are "Avoiding Pitfalls in Engineering Practice" and "Design/Build."

Units: Dual

Citation: ASHRAE Book