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Area/Catalogue
BUIL 5043

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
162101

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To provide students with the opportunity to apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge to compile and assess construction claims and avoid and resolve disputes through various dispute avoidance procedures and dispute resolution methods.

Course content

Types of construction claims in law of contract, tort and equity. Remedies available for contract claims including damages, quantum merit and equitable orders. Assessing quantum of damages for construction claims. Dispute resolution clauses in standard forms of construction contract. Construction litigation and arbitration. Alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation and expert determination. Statutory construction adjudication. Dispute avoidance procedures.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Test N/A 15% 1 hour
Assignment 2000 words 35% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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