CONSTRUCTION LAW

CIV3CL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides the necessary foundation knowledge about the legal context that influences the construction operations. It will present students with the Legislations and Acts that affecting civil engineering projects in particular. Topics covered in this subject include: Introduction to the legal system; contract types and the circumstances they cover; legal meanings of terms and clauses in civil engineering projects; Legislation affecting civil engineering projects including Building Act, Planning Act and OHS Act, Environmental Planning Act, Taxation Act and Fair Trading Act; awards and agreements applying to employees and sub-contractors; Building Commission requirements including licensing of trades and builders; state government regulations; and local government authorities and utility bodies. Skills required to examine the requirements set by appropriate authorities in gaining the necessary approvals or responses for construction projects will be developed.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHossam Abo El-Naga

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must be enrolled in course code SBECT

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsConstruction Law in Australia, 3rd ednPrescribedBailey, I & Bell, M 2011LAWBOOK COMPANY, AUSTRALIA
ReadingsProfessional Construction Management, 3rd ednPrescribedBarrie, D & Paulson, B 1992MCGRAW HILL, SYDNEY

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal system in Australia by identifying its elements at federal, state and local government levels.

Activities:
Workshop activities, case based scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Identify and interpret the different types of contracts used by the Australian construction industry and the circumstances they cover.

Activities:
Case based and problem sovling activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically assess the contractual provisions relevant to different types of insurance required for construction projects.

Activities:
Workshop activities, case studies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify, examine and interpret various statutes and regulations governing the construction industry.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Establish and apply skills in managing awards and agreements of employees and subcontractors.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Identify and interpret the requirements set by appropriate authorities in gaining the necessary approvals or responses for construction projects.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and self study plus face to face and online group discussions. Problem solving assignments.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoe Petrolito

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 21
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly class activities and online quizzes15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Group Report and Presentation (2000 words and 20 minutes)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Open book exam (3 hours)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Assignment (Legislative analysis) (1000 words)10 01, 02, 03