Design to A Budget & Run a successful Business

Join us at the UTS Function Centre, Sydney , on 19 June for this full day seminar & workshop.


Peter Freeman (Nationwide Insurance) will talk about the importance of Insurance, this will include Obligations and requirements especially when moving from the design desk into project managing.

Anna Turner (professional Landscape Estimator) will concentrate on the importance about budgeting a project.

“The best way to see your designs come to life is to design to a construction budget. All clients have a construction budget, so it is vital to understand it and know your design fits within this budget.

This hands-on workshop will equip you with the tools and skills you need to budget your own designs, before they go to market, which means no nasty surprises for your client. Designing to a budget builds trust with the client (and landscape contractors), as well as your reputation as a designer who has extensive knowledge of the industry. Construction budgets don’t stifle or inhibit design, they are a positive and very real parameter that talented designers learn to master. The end game is a beautiful new garden that exceeds expectations, not a concept that never gets off the ground.”

John Corban & Mauro Rossi (The Landscapers Coach) will give an inside into how to run a successful business with strategies to increase profitability and how to manage your business effectively.

LNA Landscape Contractor to create a greater understanding of requirements needed on Landscape plans for a more successful collaboration between designers and contractors.

It is important to close the gap between communication breakdowns between designers and Contractors and build the trust with clients and within the industry.

LNA Rates books will be provided for the Seminar and are available for purchase on the day.

Program for the day:

           9:00 am      Start
  9:15 -   9:30 am    Introduction
  9:30 - 10:00 am    Legal Obligations/Requirements (Nationwide Insurance)
10:15 - 10:30 am   Morning tea
10:15 - 12:30 am   Understanding construction cost and designing to a budget (Anna Turner)
12:30 - 13:00 pm   Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 pm   How to run a profitable business (Landscaper Coach)
14:00 - 15:00 pm   Working successfully with Landscape Contractors - Landscape plan requirements, common mistakes designers make, how to communicate a project (Contractor (LNA member))
15:00 - 15:30 pm   Afternoon tea
15:30 - 16:30 pm   Q&A with the panel
          17:00 pm      Finish

Cost: AILDM student members $60, AILDM Members $80, Non-Members $120

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