QUSU07030 2019 Private Sector Standard Form of Construction Contracts

General Details

Full Title
Private Sector Standard Form of Construction Contracts
Transcript Title
Private Sector Standard Form o
Code
QUSU07030
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)
Pat Carter, Ruairi ODriscoll
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

Analysis of Standard Form of Contract and completion of 'Articles of Agreement' and 'Appendix' sections, study of rights/duties/responsibilities of all associated with the contract, consideration of points of particular relevance to those responsible to Client for management of contract (instructions, variations, insurances, payments, retention, damages, specialist work, time, disputes, determination)

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Analyse the RIAI Standard Form of Contract  -  the constituent parts, the conditions in general

2.

Manage the completion of the ‘Articles of Agreement’ and ‘Appendix’ parts of the contract

3.

Compare and contrast the rights and duties of the parties to and associated with the contract

4.

Illustrate a knowledge of the implementation of the conditions of contract  -  instructions, variations, insurances, payments, retention, damages, specialist work, time, disputes, determination

5.

Manage the preparation of documentation appropriate to contract management/administration  -  instructions, variation orders, interim claims, interim valuations

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include live / online lectures - for online students (via adobe connect or similar), and guest lectures augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach addresses student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). This blended approach brings students together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Coursework and Continuous Assessment

40%

End of Semester Formal Examination

60%

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Indicative Syllabus

'RIAI Standard Form of Contract’  -  overview

Filling out of Contract form

Rights and obligations of parties

Instructions and variations

Insurances

Payments

Retention

Liquidated and Ascertained Damages

Sub-contractors

PC and Provisional Sums

Time  -  completion/delay

Disputes

Determination

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 Coursework - Private Sector Standard Form of Construction Contracts Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam - Private Sector Standard Form of Construction Contracts Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
1997-01 Quantity Surveying Practice
ISBN 0333689070 ISBN-13 9780333689073

This book covers the whole range of skills and knowledge that modern quantity surveyors require to perform their work efficiently and effectively. The text has been thoroughly revised and extended to enhance its value to the reader.

Recommended Reading
2015-10-08 Contract Practice for Surveyors Routledge
ISBN 1138126527 ISBN-13 9781138126527

This book provides a detailed guide to the principles and practice of construction contracts. It is written for both students and professionals working in all branches of surveying and construction. Based around the JCT 05 Standard Building Contracts, it has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest versions of these contracts. The book sets out clearly what should be done at each stage of the construction contract process. Each step is illustrated with examples of good practice making clear the role and responsibilities of the surveyor and how responsibilities are best delivered. This fourth edition of Contract Practice for Surveyors builds on the book's reputation for clarity and simplicity to provide the most accessible and useful introductory guide to construction contracts available today.

Recommended Reading
2016-04-18 The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering and Contract Administration John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781118346549 ISBN-13 1118346548

"Gives a detailed account of the building team's roles and responsibilities, with best industry practice required to ensure that building projects meet clients' expectations on time, cost and quality"--

Recommended Reading
2006 Construction Contracts Routledge
ISBN 0415375975 ISBN-13 9780415375979

Construction law can be a minefield of complications and misunderstandings in which professionals need answers which are straightforward. This book answers architects' and builders' common construction contract questions, such as on extension of time; liquidated damages; practical completion; defects; valuation; certificates and payment; and more.

Recommended Reading
2006-11-21 The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering & Contract Administration Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 1405131985 ISBN-13 9781405131988

The period from starting a college course to successful completion of professional examinations represents a long and steep learning curve. The range of skills and the knowledge required to perform work efficiently and effectively might, at first, seem rather daunting. This guide will provide you with sufficient understanding and hold you in good stead for your early years in professional practice. The Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering and Contract Administration is the merging of three established textbooks written by the Aqua Group - a highly respected group of architects and quantity surveyors. It has been edited, enlarged and updated into a single volume by Davis Langdon and now covers the entire building process from inception through to final account. With clear and thorough explanations by practising professionals from this distinguished practice, you are taken through self-contained chapters covering the detail of: * the briefing stage; * procurement methods; * tendering procedures; and * contract administration. Throughout, the emphasis is on current best practice and the book draws from the widely used Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) series of contracts, notably the 2005 edition of the Standard Building Contract. This authoritative guide provides a detailed account of the building team's roles and responsibilities, and industry practice required to ensure that projects meet clients' expectations in respect of time, cost and quality.

Module Resources

Journal Resources
  • Surveyors Journal (SCSI)
URL Resources

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland;  https://www.scsi.ie/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuY2XqLOT4QIVzLvtCh2BpQ47EAAYASAAEgJAOPD_BwE

The Chartered Institute of Builders;  https://www.ciob.org/

The Liaison Committee:  http://liaisoncommittee.ie/

The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland:  https://www.riai.ie/

Other Resources

Liaison Committee Code of Practice for Tendering and Contractual Matters 2006

RIAI Standard Forms of Contracts (RIAI Suite)