SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK222243
Module Leader Valentah Siamuzwe-Manase
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Construction Contracts 2

Summary of Content

In-depth understanding of contract administration in a modern commercial environment;


Review of contract administration under JCT2011. Contract administration under various standard forms of contract including; the NEC3 Contract, FIDIC 1999 Contract, PPC2000 Partnering Contract and JCT 2011 Design and Build and JCT 2011 Construction Excellence Contracts. Contemporary developments in case law and legislation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Demonstrate a professional understanding of domestic and international contract forms for modern complex projects.2. Critically analyse available contracts and give advice on the selection of modern procurement routes and associated contractual relationships.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures will concentrate on the principles of contract administration; students will be expected to undertake significant private study to support lecture material delivered. Tutorials will be on-line based. Assessment is via one (1) individual critical analysis report and a 2 hour formal examination.

Indicative Reading

Bunni NBunni N., (2005), The FIDIC forms of contract, Blackwell *** Chappell D., Powell-Smith V. & Sims J, (2011), Building Contract Claims 5th Edition, Blackwell *** Egglestone B., (2015), The Engineering and Construction Contract, 2nd Ed; Blackwell *** Egglestone B., (2009), Liquidated damages and extensions of time in construction contracts 3rd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell *** Forward, F., (2015), NEC3 Compared and Contrasted, 2nd Ed., ICE Publishing, UK TO BE INCLUDED FOR NEXT YEAR'S READING LIST MacRoberts, (2015), MacRoberts on Scottish Building Contracts 3RD Edition; Blackwell *** Totterdill B., (2001), FIDIC users' guide, Thomas Telford Uff J., (2013), Construction Law, 11th Edition, Sweet and Maxwell Thomas, D., (2012), Keating on NEC3, Sweet and Maxwell, London (FIDIC) 1999; NEC3 - core conditions* (copies available on the Construction Information service NOTE: Books with *** against them are available in the library as e-books. These can be accessed via the library catalogue by multiple users simultaneously - both on and off campus. Web sites: GCU Learn Resources Please note that there are various reading resources and website links for your use on GCU Learn under the Learning Resources Tab. Detailed reading resources can also be found in the module handbook.

Transferrable Skills

Analysis, comparative and evaluation skills (D1) Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject (D3) Time management (organising and planning work) (D6) Independent working (D7) Communication skills, written, oral and listening (D14)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 161.00
Assessment (FT) 15.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 40.00 35% Individual critical analysis coursework (2000 words)
Exam 01 2.50 60.00 35% Examination (2.5hrs)