Handbook

ABPL30039 Construction Contract Administration

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week, 1x1 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:

The subject below or an equivalent as approved by the coordinator.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Ajibade Aibinu

Contact

Ajibade Aibinu

aaibinu@unimelb.edu.au

David Yu

yy@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.

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.

Assessment:
  • Assignment 1 (equivalent to 800 words) due in Week 6, (20%);
  • Assignment 2 (equivalent to 800 words) due in Week 10, (20%);
  • One 3 hour exam at the end of semester, (60%).

Hurdle requirement: A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

G.Goldfayl, Contract Administration, UNSW Press, 2004.

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following skills and abilities:

  • communication skills;
  • analytical skills;
  • problem solving skills.

Notes:

Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects
Civil (Engineering) Systems major
Construction
Construction major
Engineering Systems
Environments Discipline subjects
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Property major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors

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