SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK225150
Module Leader Valentah Siamuzwe-Manase
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • A (September start)
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

M2K225131 Construction Contracts 2

Summary of Content

In-depth understanding of contract administration in a modern commercial environment; The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 81%. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 40%, which is represented by Coursework 1.


Review of contract administration under JCT2016. Contract administration under various standard forms of contract including; the NEC4 Contract, FIDIC 2017 Contract, PPC2000 Partnering Contract and JCT 2016 Design and Build and JCT 2016 Construction Excellence Contracts. Contemporary developments in case law and legislation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the apprentice should be able to:1. Demonstrate an extensive detailed knowledge and understanding of domestic and international contract forms for modern complex projects.2. Critically analyse available contracts and offer professional insights, interpretations on the selection of modern procurement routes and associated contractual relationships.[A2, A4, A6, B1, B2, B4 SDS GA: 2.1,2.2,3.6]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

The essential purpose of this module is to provide the student with the time and space to develop an understanding of the context and principles of contract administration. This subject will be delivered by a student led "flipped classroom "core information, and supporting overhead materials will be made available for each lecture electronically in GCU Learn. Seminars/tutorials will concentrate on applying core information in lectures to problem questions given in advance. Students are referred to supporting reading materials to deepen their knowledge and understanding of lecture and seminar topics. Concepts delivered in the 'Flipped Classroom' mode will require students to view lecture & tutorial material online and complete formative exercises prior to engaging and completing an on-campus seminar with academic support leading the discussions to explore the relevance of the content and specific to their workplace

Indicative Reading

Bunni, N. (2008) 4th ed The FIDIC forms of contract, Blackwell *** Chappell, D., Powell-Smith, V. & Sims, J. (2011) Building Contract Claims (5th Ed) 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 Ed) Wiley-Blackwell *** Forward, F. (2015) NEC3 Compared and Contrasted (2nd Ed) ICE Publishing *** MacRoberts (2015) MacRoberts on Scottish Building Contracts (3rd Ed) Blackwell *** Totterdill, B. (2013) FIDIC users' guide, Thomas Telford Uff, J. (2017) Construction Law (12th Ed) Sweet and Maxwell Thomas, D. (2012) Keating on NEC3, Sweet and Maxwell, London FIDIC (2017) NEC4 - 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 Knowledge and understanding in the context of the subject Time management (organising and planning work) Independent working Communication skills, written, oral and listening [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D4, D5, E1, E5, E6, E7 SDS GA: 5.1 - 5.3]

Module Structure

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

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 40.00 35% Individual critical analysis coursework (2000 words)
Exam (Exams Office) 2.50 60.00 35% Examination (2.5hrs)