Module Title:Management and Law
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures, Project Work Private study
Module Aim: To develop a knowledge of the Irish legal framework and of the legal issues associated with the construction and management of buildings and the development of critical thinking and report writing
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 to describe the basis of law and legislation associated with construction, property and buildings
LO2 to describe and explain the relevant legislation and issues relating to safety in construction
LO3 to describe and demonstrate a knowledge of the functions of Construction Contracts
LO4 to describe current Building Regulations; Planning Regulations and Fire Safety Regulations
LO5 to describe and demonstrate a knowledge of the planning permission application process
LO6 to demonstrate critical thinking and report writing skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
(1) Basic Law (20 hours lectures)
(a) Categories of Law (b) Sources of Irish Law (c) Outline of legislation associated with construction, property and buildings (d) Formation, Contents and Validity of a Contract (e) Discharge of Contract and Breach of Contract
(2) Safety Management (30 hours lectures)
(a) Health and Safety Legislation / Regulations (b) Health and Safety at Design Stage (c) Health and Safety at Construction Stage (d) Health and Safety at Post Construction Stage
(3) Law of Contract (20 hours lectures)
(a) Introduction to Standard Forms of Contract
(4) Regulatory Environment (20 hours)
(a) Planning and Development Act (b) BCAR and regulations
(5) Report Writing (30 hours)
(a) Effective use of information sources (library, literature search) (b) Time Management and Planning (c) Synthesis of information from articles (d) Report Writing and Presentations (e) Plagiarism (f) Referencing
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment20.00%
Project20.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 20.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6 60.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 240.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMFAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Facilities and Building Services Management 3 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 3 Mandatory
CW_CMBSE_D Bachelor of Science in Construction Management with Buildings Services 3 Mandatory