Contract Administration

Course code ARBE3307Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Investigates the practices and procedures required of a construction professional during the contract administration stages of a construction project.

Available in 2015

BCA SingaporeSemester 2
Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Distance Education - CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of the course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legislative and statutory terminology/requirements of a construction contract.
- Analyse and select the standard forms of contract
- Implement and advise on administrative procedures necessary for the successfu running of a construction contract.
- Understand the contractual links between the project supply chain stakeholders.
- Analyse, interpret and administer relevant clauses of the selected standard forms of contract with particular reference to time, cost, quality and risk
Content- The various standard forms of contract and sub-contract used in the industry
- Basic contractual mechanisms and procedures applied at various stages of the contract
- The roles and responsibilities of the administrator
- Issuing instructions
- Dealing with payment provisions
- Managing change procedures
- Dispute avoidance and resolution
- Dealing with completion and possession issues
- Issuing certificates
- Resolving disputes
- Assessing entitlement for extension of time
- Assessing entitlement for loss and expense
- Payment (including sub-contract payments, security of Payment Act)
- Variations
- Contract conditions in relation to time, cost, quality and risk
- The role of BIM in standard construction contracts
Replacing Course(s)This replaces and modifies/rationalises the content of the an existing course ARBE4320 Construction Integrated Project 5.
TransitionARBE4320 Construction Integrated Project 5 to ARBE3307 Contract Administration.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)
Reports1. Professional Report on contract selection and administration
Reports2. Professional Report on contract clauses and administration
Contact HoursTutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE3307