Module title: Construction Law and Contracts

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

Module code: CTR10111
Module leader: Jeremy Strang
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Civil and Transportation
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jeremy Strang
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LO1-4 Each face-to-face activity uses a wide variety of audio-visual resources, group discuission, case analaysis to develop student engagement. Directed study focuses on development of the concepts covered in the reading materials.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
LO1-4 Students take part in developmental exercises so as to better understand their personal skills and attributes and how to develop them to increase their employability. Their PDP is considered an integral part of this development as they are encouraged to reflect on what they have learned in the module and apply it to their personal situation.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formal assessment is through an end of module exam. However, as described above the face-to-face delivery encompasses group discussion and student engagement aiding understanding and provides feedback opportunities.

Research/teaching linkages
At several points during the module the students are introduced to relevant research to underpin their learning. Students are also expected to undertake personal research for the assessments, which builds their research skills.

Supporting equality and diversity
Through LO1-4 the issues of diversity are considered in the module. Module materials use a mix of examples from different cultural backgrounds to ensure that diversity is effectively dealt with. The module is taken by students from a wide variety of programmes - the module materials recognise this diversity.

Internationalisation
Students on the module come from a wide ethnic and cultural mix. The course materials capitalise upon this mix and use examples from many countries to illustrate the learning process. Case studies can be local, national or international in context.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 100 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 0
Component 2 subtotal: 100
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Engineering Law
Scots Law. The Scottish legal system; Sources of Scots Law; structure and Remedies of the Courts. Settlement of Disputes. Civil and Criminal Cases.
Law of Contract. Formation of a Contract. Discharge of Contracts. Remedies for Breach. Supply of Goods and Services; Employment Law
Law of Delict. Principles of Delict. General Defences in Delict. Strict Liability.
Company Law. Law of Health and Safety; Partnerships and Company Formation; Directors' Responsibilities.
Land Law. Freehold and leasehold; Rights and duties of land owners; Planning Law and Building Regulations; Central and local Planning Responsibilities; development and planning applications; enforcement and appeals.

ICE Conditions of Contract
Promotion of the Project; Tendering Procedures; Types of Contract; The Engineer's Duties and Responsibilities; The ICE Conditions of Contract 7th Edition; The Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement in Detail; Variations and Claims Procedure

The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract
The NEC3 Family of Contracts The Option Structure under NEC3. Roles and Responsibilities. Time. Testing and Defects. Payment. Compensation Events. Title and bonds. Risks and Insurance. Disputes Avoidance and Resolution. Adjudication. Arbitration.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: investigate and interpret the law relating to the construction industry;
LO2: analyse real-life case studies and the application of legal principles;
LO3: evaluate the effectiveness of current law relating to design, construction and management of
civil engineering works;
LO4: assess the administrative procedures necessary for the successful completion of construction
projects.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CTR10111
Construction Law and Contracts