MGMT07043 2019 Contract Administration

General Details

Full Title
Contract Administration
Transcript Title
Contract Administration
Code
MGMT07043
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Kathryn Ryan, Mel Casserly
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering
Description

Contract Administration

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Identify and describe how various types of Civil Engineering Contract distribute Construction risks between the parties to a contract.

2.

Define the applications of Contract Law and their implications to the Construction process

3.

Compile and report on a Student selected Civil Engineering project in relation to the contract details, claims, costs and time of completion of the project

4.

Select and Evaluate the processes of Project Management and their applications in a Civil Engineering Context.

5.

Describe the procedures in European Public Procurement Directives

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching and learning strategy is based on the use of both direct verbal and visual instruction (theory lectures, presentations and practical and project briefings), and aural learning by giving instruction and guidance during project work and assignments. 

Group interaction and enquiry-based learning is encouraged during project and laboratory work using group feedback to review progress and facilitate group discussion and collaboration.

The learning is also supplemented by independent learning with library, on-line and digital resources available for learners to research publications and knowledge for assignments, project work and to complement theory from lectures.

This strategy is accommodated by providing two hours per week of theory lectures and two hours per week of laboratory and project work classes.

Module Assessment Strategies

The module is assessed using a blended mix of final semester examination (60%), Summative Moodle Quizes (10%) and project report work (30%).

Each learner must achieve a mark of at least 40% to pass the module and meet the learning outcomes.

Assessment of the examination and submitted project reports shall be summative in form. Formative assessment will also be used continuously during the laboratory, project and site visit report work to guide and provide feedback on progress to the learner.

Group work, where appropriate, is assessed by determining the individual contribution of each learner using group meetings, discussion and feedback

Repeat Assessments

Learners shall repeat only the failed elements. The learner must then achieve an overall mark of 40% to pass the module, including repeat assessments, which will be determined from the combination of assessment elements as per the assessment strategy.

 

Indicative Syllabus

1. Contract Law

2. Public Procurement Under European Directives

3. Standard forms of Contract

4. Dispute resolution in the construction industry

5. Risk and Insurance in the construction industry

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assessment Exam / Multiple Choice Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 7 1,2
2 Project Contract Project Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 60 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lectures 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lectures 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Hutchinson G.Brian,  Arbitration and ADR in Construction Disputes, , Thomson Reuters Ireland, 2010

Richbell David, Mediation of Construction Disputes, Blackwell publishers, 2008

Egglestone, B., The NEC3 Engineering and construction Contract; A Commentary, Blackwell Publishing 2006

Chappel & Powell Smith, Building Contract Claims, Blackwell Publishers, 2006

Bunni, N., Risk & Insurance in Construction, Spon Press, 2003

Journal Resources

None

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None