Construction Law and Legislation

Course code ARBE1301Units 10Level 1000Faculty 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 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Compare and contrast the nature and significance of the principles, procedures, development, and administration of the law and legislation as applied to the construction process
2. Summarise and describe the principles, liabilities, duties, and responsibilities of the parties to a contract
3. Formulate and argue the Tortious liabilities, rights, and defences of those involved in, and affected by, the construction process
4. Identify, illustrate, and explain the legal rights, responsibilities, and obligations of those associated and affected by the development of property and land.
ContentPrinciples 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
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)
Presentations - Individual
Quiz - On-line
ReportsTwo number reports
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE1301