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16467 Built Environment Law and Ethics

6cp; 3hpw (lectures, tutorial activities)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 16128 Built Environment Law



This is a core first-year subject in the Bachelor of Construction Project Management and Bachelor of Property Economics courses. It provides students with an introduction to construction and property law for the built environment. The contractual, tortious and trade practices liabilities imposed on construction and property professionals are examined and case law examples are used to demonstrate the ramifications of failing to meet legal requirements on projects. The subject explores the importance of professional ethics in the construction industry and presents a range of typical ethical considerations that students may face in their future careers. Students are introduced to construction contracts and the key contractual provisions, liabilities and responsibilities imposed on parties to these contracts. Property law focuses on the transfer and acquisition of property, property titles, estates and interests in land. Employment and insurance law are also addressed. The subject also provides students with a foundation in legal research and referencing.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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