Construction Law and Legislation
|Course code ARBE1301||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment|
This course explores law and legislation that governs the construction management process. Primary elements of types of contracts, legal duties and responsibilities will be integrated within the context of contractual administration in the construction industry.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of this course students should be able to:|
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and significance of the principles and procedures of law and legislation as applied to the construction process
- Describe the liabilities and responsibilities of parties to a contract
- Apply the principles and procedures of law to the effective organisation and practice of a company.
|Content||Principles and procedures of law - construction process|
Law relating to the construction process: broad understanding of the workings of the Australian legal system, the court system, principles of arbitration, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and adjudication, Common Law, Industrial Tribunals, the nature of tort, the law of tort and its significance to the construction industry, negligence, nuisance, trespass, statutory duties, liability
Liabilities and responsibilities of parties
Contract is an enforceable agreement: identification of the main parties to a contract, description of the responsibilities of the main parties, typical contractual liabilities of the main parties
Principles and procedures of law - organisation and practice of a company
Law relating to the organisation and practice of a company: detailed understanding oft the Australian legal system, company law and legal status of companies, employment law, law of land and property, sale, purchase and rental of goods, health, safety and welfare, employer liability.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for ARBE1301|