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SRQ763 - Legal Risk Management

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Linda Tivendale

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and through synchronous communication seminars scheduled throughout the trimester. Dates will be confirmed on Cloud Deakin.

Content

SRQ763 examines complex construction projects from a legal risk management framework perspective and its implications for projects’ scope, quality, cost and time parameters. Students will learn about legal and business contexts of construction organisations and projects. Through learning and assessment activities students will engage in analysis of strategic approaches for risk allocation and contractual arrangements. The unit introduces standard forms of contracts used in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry including best practice in contract administration.   Theories and practice of project conflict management, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution are investigated through precedence. Students will explore the remedies available for the various conflict pathways of identification, early intervention, claim, negotiation, arbitration and litigation. Learning through case study approach will aid students in developing skills and knowledge of risk identification, analysis and mitigation that integrates projects strategic objectives of risk and conflict avoidance.

Assessment

Technical report 60%, examination 40%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 40% in the examination.

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