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Title:Professional Practice Contract
Long Title:Professional Practice Contract
Module Code:ARCH6043
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Architecture & Urban Environment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( September 2019 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Samuel Vardy
Module Author: EITHNE FARR
Module Description: This module will allow the student to gain an insight into the contractual controls and procurement systems required for the management of complex construction projects.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Define the purpose and use of a specification and other contract documentation for both new and refurbishment work.
LO2 Discuss the cost implications of design decisions and explain cost planning and cost control.
LO3 Explain the tendering process including the choice of procurement route.
LO4 Critique civil law including the Law of Contract and the Law of Tort and legislation.
LO5 Discuss and compare the administration and management of a construction project using one of the variety of standard Construction contract available, including resolving disputes
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Construction Contracts
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Procurement and project planning
Choosing the most appropriate procurement route. Tendering Process, Documentation. Timing and procedure. Balancing time, cost and quality Introduction to time planning Resource Allocation Scheduling/Critical path analysis
Required information
Implications of specification choices. Preliminaries and preamble clauses. Contract Documentation.
Cost Planning and Control
Factors that affect economic design. Functional requirements. Wall to floor ratios. Circulation space. RIAI Work Stages RIBA Plan of Work Pre contract - Feasibility, scheme design, production information, bills of quantities, tender action Post Contact- Interim certificates, final accounts Cost in use
Relevant Legislation
Public Procurement. BC(A)R. Health and Safety regulations. Construction Contract Act.
Law
Formation of a simple contract. Remedies for breach of contract. The Law of Tort. Negligence.
Standard Forms of Contract
RIAI Construction Contract. Public Works Contracts/GCCC. International contracts Contract administration, correspondence and documentation. The role of the CA. Resolving contract disputes. Negotiation, Conciliation, Mediation Adjudication, Arbitration, Litigation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Prepare the procurement plan, including the possible tender/contract documentation for a construction project. 1,3 25.0 Week 4
Written Report Understand the effects on cost and time, of design decisions made during a project lifecycle 1,2,5 25.0 Week 9
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review, augmentation and application of lecture material 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Review, augmentation and application of lecture material. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • RIAI 2017, Construction contract, Current Ed., all, RIAI
  • Morledge, Roy, Smith AdrianJ 2013, Building Procurement [ISBN: 9780470672433]
  • Allan Ashworth, Srinath Perera 2018, Contractual procedures in the construction industry, 7th ed Ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall [ISBN: 9780138693437]
  • Charlotte Baden-Powell, Jonathan Hetreed, Ann Ross 2017, Architect's Pocket Book, 5th edition Ed. [ISBN: 9781138643994]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Richard Kirkham 2014, Ferry and Brandon's Cost Planning of Buildings, 9th ed Ed., Blackwell Publishing London [ISBN: 9781119968627]
  • Stephen Emmitt 2014, Design Management for Architects, 2nd Ed., Blackwell Publishing London [ISBN: 9781118394465]
  • John Murdoch and Will Hughes 2015, Construction Contracts, Law and Magement, 5th Ed. Ed., Taylor and Francis London [ISBN: 9780415657054]
  • Davies, Roger, Davies Adam 2011, Value Management
  • Duncan Cartlidge 2017, Quantity surveyor's pocket book, 3rd ed Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: 9781138698369]
  • Stephen Emmitt, David T. Yeomans 2008, Specifying Buildings. A design management perspective, 2nd ed Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann [ISBN: 978 0 7506 8450]
  • Brian Greenhalgh 2017, Introduction to Construction Contract Management, Spon Press [ISBN: 9780138844179]
  • Dino Bouchlaghem (Editor) 2012, Collaborative Working in Construction [ISBN: 978-0-415-59700-5]
  • Duncan Cartlidge 2019, Estimator’s pocket book, 6th ed Ed. [ISBN: 9781138366701]
  • Diana Yakeley 2010, The BIID Interior Design Job Book
  • Lupton, Sarah 2019, Which Contract? Choosing the appropriate building contract, 6th ed. Ed., RIBA Publishing
  • Dan Brown 2013, Designing Together: The collaboration and conflict management handbook for creative professionals (Voices That Matter)
  • Ian Carroll 2017, The Quantity Surveyors Bible
  • Allan Ashworth (Author), Srinath Perera 2015, Cost Studies of Buildings, 6th Ed Ed.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Lexology Various articles
  • Current BC(A)R Handbook
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
  • GCCC PWC Contracts
  • Capital Works Management Framework (CWMF)
  • JCT Contracts
  • NEC4, Contracts
  • British Institute of Interior Design 2017, BIID Concise Agreement for Interior Design Services: CID/14: Revised edition British Institute of Interior Design
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Architectural Technology 6 Mandatory
CR_DINAR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Interior Architecture 6 Mandatory
CR_TARCH_7 Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology 6 Mandatory
CR_DIARC_7 Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture 6 Mandatory

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