|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Surveying & Built Environment|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: LAW1101 or LAW1500
Contract administration is essential for effective management of construction projects and requires the establishment, administration and monitoring of construction contracts. This course provides an introduction into contract administration in the building construction industry and will prepare students for the administrative and contractual interactions that occur between the contractors and sub-contractors during a project.
This course aims to provide students with the basic principles and practice of contract administration for building construction projects in accordance with the conditions of contract. Common industry standard form contracts are presented including the principles and practice for administration of a construction contract. In particular, conditions of contract, role and responsibilities of parties to the contract, variations to the contract, adjustment to the contract, delays, defects, practical completion of the works and dispute resolution procedures are covered.