Construction Law


One Semester or equivalent

PG Civil/Construction/Risk: Nil.
UG Civil/Engineering: 250 credit points


Contact hours
48 Hours

Credit Points

Aims and learning outcomes

The aim of this unit is to introduce the fundamental aspects of the law related to construction and infrastructure management projects.

Unit information

Unit Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Appreciate fundamentals of legal processes related to construction management
  2. Identify and analyse legal risks related to construction process and project management aspects in construction industry
  3. Identify and apply suitable alternate dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes in project based settings
  4. Negotiate contracts for a diverse range of construction projects


The unit is divided into eight modules, comprising:

  • Introduction to the Legal System
  • Torts Law
  • Legal Structures in the Construction Industry
  • Contract Law
  • Insurance and Bankruptcy
  • Novation
  • Mediation
  • Tenders