University of Technology Sydney

76043 Building and Construction Law

Requisite(s): 70517 Equity and Trusts
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject provides an introduction to and an overview of the legal and commercial relationships that typically are brought into existence during residential and commercial building and construction projects. It examines the roles of the various project participants such as clients, project managers, design and engineering professionals, cost consultants, contractors and subcontractors with particular reference to their contractual roles and responsibilities. The subject canvases the various ways in which projects are procured with reference to various forms of contract and the risks associated with each procurement method. Students are also made aware of the various ways in which the practical and legal risks can be managed through effective risk distribution and contract drafting. Some aspects of the legislative framework within which both the residential and commercial sector operates will be considered together with examples of various practical applications. Suitable dispute resolution processes are explained together with the use of expert evidence in the litigation of building and construction disputes.

Detailed subject description.

Fee information

Information to assist with determining the applicable fee type can be found at Understanding fees.

Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.