|Prerequisites for Module|
None in addition to SCQF 11 entry qualifications or equivalent.
Aims of Module
To develop in students a knowledge and understanding of: (A) health and safety issues and regulations in the construction industry, (B) the employer’s payment obligation in the construction context (including quantum meruit), (C) the liability of a builder in negligence and the use of collateral warranties in the construction industry, and (D) insurance and indemnity in the construction industry.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Operation and application of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 and other relevant health and safety legislation and regulations; the obligation of an employer under a construction contract to pay the contractor for work carried out, (including quantum meruit); the law of tort (or delict) so far as bearing upon builder’s liability in negligence; the legal basis for the use of collateral warranties in the construction industry and practical issues surrounding their use; the legal basis of, and practical issues surrounding, insurance and indemnity in the construction industry.
Indicative Student Workload
Mode of Delivery
This course is based on lecture notes and other learning materials and problem exercises available on the RGU virtual campus/RGU network/face-to-face classes.
One written coursework exercise comprising legal problem and essay question