University of Technology Sydney

16022 Construction Law & Ethics

6cp; 2hpw (lecture,Thursdays), 1hp (tutorial)
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This is a core first-year subject in the Bachelor of Construction Project Management (C10214). It provides students with an introduction to law for the built environment. Students are introduced to the Australian legal system and how it impacts on the nature of the construction industry. The subject covers contract law and torts law with a focus on the construction and building sectors and the obligations that are imposed on construction and building professionals. Examples of relevant contractural and principles of contract law and tort law are drawn from cases primarily dealing with construction and building law. The subject also covers two important areas of law , which are crucial for all construction and building professionals, namely Australian Consumer Law and Australian Competition Law.

Students are also taught what constitutes a legal source as well as a basic introduction to legal citation and how to find sources of law.

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