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Contractual rights, obligations and construction contracts are presented. Construction legislation and statutory controls are also investigated along with contractual disputes and resolutions. A significant part of the subject aims to provide students with the basic principles and practice of administering building and construction projects in accordance with their respective conditions of contract. Various forms of domestic and international standard building contracts are presented along with the basic principles and practice of administrating construction contracts. Typical standard contracts are presented and analysed in detail. In particular, conditions of contract, role and responsibilities of parties to the contract, insurance and security, progress payments, variations to the contract, adjustment to the contract, delays, defects, completion of the works and retention monies are covered.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Understand the rights and responsibilities of the parties to a building and construction contract;
- Demonstrate a general knowledge of the mandatory contractual procedures for administering the total project from inception to completion;
- Critically analyse the fundamental principles of an effective procedure for administering construction contracts;
- Build practical working skills in all areas of contract administration during the construction phase of a building project.
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills and abilities:
- communication skills;
- analytical skills;
- problem solving skills.
Last updated: 6 December 2019