Core Module Information
Module title: Contract Administration (GA)

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08404
Module leader: Nirodha Fernando
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

• Types of contract, applications and principal features.
• Standard Forms of Contract - availability and applications; relationship to common and statute law and ordinary contracts.
• Provisions of JCT 2011/16 & NEC3/4 in regard to:
• Obligations of the Parties; Instructions; Variations; Completion; Practical Completion and Making Good Defects; Payments, Retention and Final Accounts; Insurances; Damages and Contractual Claims;
• Other Scottish Building Contracts.
• Selecting an appropriate procurement route using a scoring matrix system based on a client’s requirements for their project.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: demonstrate an understanding of the legal framework and procedures associated with the administration of the construction process;
LO2: explain and apply the general principles of construction contract procedures;
LO3: investigate, analyse and resolve contractual problems;
LO4: demonstrate an understanding of the procurement options available in the UK construction industry
LO5: apply good practice in the selection of appropriate procurement strategies for individual projects;

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mike Thomson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 3
Other Work based learning 135
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 100 1-5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Contract Administration (GA)