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Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Construction Contract Management

CSM80050   12.5 Credit Points
Duration
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
48 Hours

Prerequisites

PG: Nil
UG: Civil/Engineering: 250 credit points

Corequisites
Nil

Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this unit is to develop student’s understanding and knowledge of implementing construction contracts and managing the potential issues/ challenges to ensure proper completion and finalization of construction contracts.  

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Describe the construction industry and procurement methods related to construction management
  2. Explain the implementation of construction contracts related to construction management
  3. Analyse the financial and time issues during the implementation of construction contracts
  4. Manage the completion and finalization of construction contracts
  5. Evaluate claims and resolve dispute from the claims and the effects of CIPAA 2012.

Unit information in detail

– Learning and teaching structures, content, assessment and key generic skills.

Learning and teaching structures

ActivityTotal HoursHours per WeekTeaching Period Weeks
Problem Solving48 contact hours for Lectures and Tutorials 8 hours Weeks 1 to 6 

Content

  • Overview of the construction industry and procurement methods, including tendering process in the public sector
  • Implementation of construction contracts with standard forms being used, contractual relationship, etc.
  • Financial issues during the implementation of construction contracts, including why and how to address payments, variations, delays and disruptions, acceleration, estoppel, and CIPAA 2012
  • Time issues during the implementation of construction contracts that relate to delay, EOT, non-completion, suspension and termination
  • Completion and finalization of construction contracts that relate to CPC, defects, unfulfilled obligations, final accounts, and final certificate
  • Claims and dispute resolution that relate to claims under and arising from the contracts, how to settle them as well as and the effects of CIPAA 2012.

Assessment

Tasks and DetailsIndividual or GroupWeightingAssesses attainment
of these ULOs
Worksheets x 5 Individual & Group50% 1,2,3,4,5
Oral Presentations x 5 Individual & Group40% 1,2,3,4,5
Reflection Journal x 5 Individual10% 1,2,3,4,5

Minimum requirements to pass this Unit

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:  

  • an aggregate mark of 50% or more.

Key generic skills

You will be provided with feedback on your progress in attaining the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Analysis skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
  • Ability to work independently

Study resources

– Resources and reference material.

Resources and reference material

Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.