QUSU07029 2019 QS Dispute Management

General Details

Full Title
QS Dispute Management
Transcript Title
QS Dispute Management
Code
QUSU07029
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
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)
Barrie Cox
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying
Description

The aim of this module is to provide students a hands-on understanding in dispute management in the construction industry. Through experience-based learning in role plays and formal lectures, learners will develop skills in dispute mitigation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Discriminate between and appraise various methods of dispute resolution available in construction contracts.

2.

Review examples of the legal considerations required in decision making in respect of ADR in the construction industry.

3.

Apply techniques in relation to the preparation and appraisal of contractual claims. 

4.

Examine the legislative and procedural responsibilities of various parties in the construction process.

5.

Prepare and present reports on dispute resolution exercises.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, seminars and continuous assessment

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment (40%)  and final examination (60%)

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Dispute Mitigation

  • Understanding conflict and its application in contract disputes.
  • Construction contract claims - formulating and appraising.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Dispute avoidance.
  • Contractual disputes.

Dispute Resolution

  • Mediation processes.
  • Conciliation processes under the public works contract framework.
  • Adjudication processes under the Construction Contracts Act 2013.
  • Arbitration: Arbitration Act 2010 processes and procedure.
  • Litigation - case studies.

Evidence and Expert Witness Duties and Responsibilities

  • Why Expert Witnesses are required.
  • Expert opinion.
  • Independence of the Expert Witness.
  • Giving evidence in court. 

 

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 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Online Lecture 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-08-17 Construction Contract Law Palgrave
ISBN 1137009586 ISBN-13 9781137009586
Recommended Reading
2011 Construction Dispute Resolution Handbook ICE Publishing
ISBN 0727741454 ISBN-13 9780727741455
Recommended Reading
2016-09-26 Construction Adjudication in Ireland Routledge
ISBN 1138187925 ISBN-13 9781138187924

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

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Journal Resources

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URL Resources

www.scsi.ie

www.cif.ie

www.ciob.org

www.engineersireland.ie

www.irishstatutebook.ie

www.lawsociety.ie

 

Other Resources

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Additional Information

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