Core Module Information
Module title: Contract Administration and Practice

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09111
Module leader: Nirodha Fernando
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment

Module code: BSV07104
Module title: Property and Construction Business Law
Examples of equivalent learning: Legal studies to a level equivalent to SCQF level 7 in Commercial Law

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 current JCT SBC 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; Sub Contracting; Determination.
NEC4 contract conditions and how they differ from the JCT SBC conditions.
Relevant Case Law.

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: demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of construction professionals in the administration of construction contracts;
LO4: investigate, analyse and resolve contractual problems;

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, 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: Nirodha Fernando
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 115
Independent Learning Guided independent study 13
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 12 HOURS= 36, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV08127/BSV09111 Contract Administration and Practice