Contract Administration

10 Units

Investigates the practices and procedures required of a construction professional during the contract administration stages of a construction project.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (BCA Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (BCA Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Distance Education - Callaghan)

At the completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the legislative and statutory terminology/requirements of a construction contract.

  • Analyse and select the standard forms of contract

  • Implement and advise on administrative procedures necessary for the successfu running of a construction contract.

  • Understand the contractual links between the project supply chain stakeholders.

  • Analyse, interpret and administer relevant clauses of the selected standard forms of contract with particular reference to time, cost, quality and risk

  • The various standard forms of contract and sub-contract used in the industry
  • Basic contractual mechanisms and procedures applied at various stages of the contract
  • The roles and responsibilities of the administrator
  • Issuing instructions
  • Dealing with payment provisions
  • Managing change procedures
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Dealing with completion and possession issues
  • Issuing certificates
  • Resolving disputes
  • Assessing entitlement for extension of time
  • Assessing entitlement for loss and expense
  • Payment (including sub-contract payments, security of Payment Act)
  • Variations
  • Contract conditions in relation to time, cost, quality and risk
  • The role of BIM in standard construction contracts
Replacing Course(s) This replaces and modifies/rationalises the content of the an existing course ARBE4320 Construction Integrated Project 5.
Transition ARBE4320 Construction Integrated Project 5 to ARBE3307 Contract Administration.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Other: (please specify) -
  • Reports - 1. Professional Report on contract selection and administration
  • Reports - 2. Professional Report on contract clauses and administration
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE3307

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