MGMT08021 2013 Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution

General Details

Full Title
Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution
Transcript Title
Contract and Dispute Resolution
Code
MGMT08021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MGMT - Management
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mel Casserly
Description

This module will cover the standard forms of contract in use in construction, as well as dispute resolution mechanisms used under those standard forms.

Statutory Adjudication in construction contracts will also be included.  

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Understand the standard forms of contract and their risk allocation

2.

Select and evaluate the appropriate forms of contract to allow for correct risk allocation

3.

Discriminate and appraise various methods of dispute resolution available in construction

4.

Apply techniques to the preperation and appraisal of contractual claims

5.

Understand the legislative responsibilities of various parties in the counstruction process

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment through Project & Quizzes

End of Term Exam

Indicative Syllabus

1. An outline of main forms of construction contract in use,

2. Detailed review of Public Works Contract

3. Review of New Engineering Contract (NEC3), Royal Institute of Architects Contract, Institution of Engineers of Ireland Contract (Third Edition), & FIDIC forms of contract.

4. Risk Allocation in Construction Contracts

5. Contractual Claims, formulating and appraising

6. Facilitative methods of Dispute resolution including Mediation & Conciliation

7. Adjudication under the Construction Contracts Bill & UK Housing Grants Act

8. Adjudicative methods of Dispute Resolution including Arbitration, Dispute Review Boards, Expert Determination. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 4 1,2,5
2 Multiple Choice Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 8 2,3
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


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

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 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

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None