SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK224633
Module Leader n/a
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject SCEBE - School Office
  • A (September start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

BNEP334: Contract and Project Finance

Summary of Content

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


Introduction to the ICE Conditions 7th Edition: the role of the parties, instructions, certificates, interim and final payments, variations, claims.Further study of JCT 98: insurances, determination, final accounts and the status of the final certificate. Problems associated with the incorporation of standard methods of measurement into standard forms of contract. The Private Finance Initiative/Public-Private Partnerships: procedures and contractual arrangements.Partnering: the partnering charter, the partnering agreement; a critique of the PPC2000 form of contract. The Engineering and Construction Contract.Forms of contract on major new build work overseas. A comparison of legal systems based on Common Law and Roman Law; a critique of the use of standard forms of contract under different legal systems. Contemporary developments in case law and legislation.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:-Demonstrate a professional understanding of contract forms for modern complex projects. Ability to give advice on the selection of modern procurement routes and associated contractual relationships.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures will concentrate on principles and students will be expected to undertake significant private study. Project work will be a mix of role plays and presentations. Some seminar material will delivered via the web.

Indicative Reading

The Standard form of Building Contract, private with quantities* ICE Conditions 7th EditionB.Eggleston (1996) The New Engineering contract: a commentary, Blackwell Tenders and Contracts for Building - The AQUA Group - Blackwell Science (1999) Contract Administration - The AQUA Group - Blackwell Science (2002) Journals: Contract Journal Building Construction law Web Sites:Society of Construction Law Geoff Brewer (Contract Journal articles) Government (judgements) Butterworths Law Online Tony Bingham (Building articles) Blackboard Other reading and web sites as indicated by lecturers and tutors from time to time.

Transferrable Skills

Analysis, comparative and evaluation skills

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Private Study 10.00
Tutorials (PT) 6.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 123.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Independent Learning (PT) 123.00
Tutorials (FT) 6.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Directed study 10.00
Seminars (PT) 12.00
Assessment (PT) 15.00
Assessment (FT) 15.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 0.00 36.00 n/a Field visit report (2000 words) linked with Presentation on Field vist report.
Exam (School) 1.50 24.00 n/a Mid Term Test -  Unseen written examination-1½ Hours
Exam (Exams Office) 3.00 40.00 35% Final Exam -  Unseen written examination-3Hours