This unit introduces students to the roles and responsibilities associated with the preparation of contract documents. The administration of construction contracts and contract management will also be introduced.

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NBD1101 - Building Design Documentation

NBD1100 - Built Environment Communication and Skills

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Compare different business structures in contract administration and identify relevant legal principles;  
  2. Review the formation of contract and tort in construction projects and the relationship between them;  
  3. Critically examine and explain standard form contracts within the construction industry;  
  4. Explain the principles, structure and practices of contractual requirements in construction projects;  
  5. Undertake contract administration procedures in accordance with professional standards and achieve effective communication within skilled project stakeholders.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Team Case Study 1 (1200 words equivalent) 30%
Project Team Case Study 2 - 30% (1600 words equivalent) and Poster Oral Presentation 10% 40%
Other Individual Quizzes 30%

Required reading

The textbooks listed below are recommended texts only.

Construction Law in Australia .
Bailey, I, Bell,M, & Bell, C. (2011)
Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia, Pyrmont NSW

Construction Contract Administration 2nd ed.
Goldfayl, G. (2004)
UNSW Press

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