The book is a resource to design professionals as they manage their professional services contracts. Its more than fifty topics address the process from being selected, through the design process, and to preparation of record documents after construction. The book also contains twelve sample documents intended to improve effectiveness and efficiency during the design and construction process. The sample documents are available for purchase in their native format on the author's website. For more information, please visit the author's website, www.loweconsultingllc.com This book can be used in several ways: As a primer on professional services contracts –The topics are arranged in the chronological order commonly experienced during a project. Accordingly, they can be studied without reference to a specific project from start to finish. As a text to introduce college students to the basics of contracting for professional services – Although recent graduates will not need the information in the book for several years, an early introduction to the terms and having the book when needed will be of great value. As a resource during a project – As certain contracting topics come into play during a project, the Table of Contents of the book can be referred to for guidance. As a source of topics that can be used to create a culture of professional liability issues awareness –By discussing one of the book’s topics at a weekly staff meeting throughout the year, everyone involved in the design process can be sensitized to the importance of correctly dealing with contractual issues that may otherwise result in a professional liability claim.