LAWS5398 Construction Law
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit examines the fundamentals of construction law with an emphasis on their use in the context of petroleum and mining projects. Topics covered include the nature of resource project contracting arrangements and construction contracts, common terms in construction contracts, risk allocation in construction contracts, contract formation, common issues including liquidated damages, extensions of time, causation and procedural issues for claims, variations, indemnity and insurance provisions, liability for defects, warranties and indemnities. The unit examines these in the context of a construction project for a mine site, involving either a power station for the mine or a desalination plant. The workshop sessions involve participants familiarising themselves with a standard form of contract widely used in the resources industry in Australia.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of construction law; (2) develop a working knowledge of the common terms of construction contracts; (3) identify and explain the fundamental principles of construction law as applied in common terms in construction contracts; (4) critically apply and analyse those principles in situations relevant to mining and petroleum projects; and (5) actively engage in intermediary and advanced discussion on the subject in groups.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) discussion board; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Chris Ryder (internal contact Professor John Chandler)
- Unit rules
- enrolment in Master of Mining and Energy Laws (20550), Master of International Commercial Law (21510), Graduate Diploma in Mining and Energy Law (20370), Graduate Diploma in Law (20320), Master of Commercial and Resources Law (20360)
Master of Laws (20500)
- LAWS5208 Oil and Gas Project Development Law
- Unit Outline
- Non-standard teaching period [TS-Y-8_2019]
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