Module Title:Built Environment Law
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures Private study Individual & group projects
Module Aim: The aim of the subject is to develop a knowledge of the legal issues associated with the management of the buildings process.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 outline the legal implications of management decisions in relation to employment, regulatory issues, and health and safety
LO2 recognise the role of company law in relation to management and administration of a company
LO3 describe the key principles of law of property, law of tort and the role of insurance
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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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) Employment Law and Regulatory Issues
(a) Legal requirements (b) Contracts of Employment (c) Building Control / Building Regulations
(2) Company Law
(a) Characteristics and formation of a company (b) Capital and finances (c) Legal requirements for management and administration of a company (d) Principles of the different insolvency procedures
(3) Law of Property and Tort
(a) Basics of Law of Property (b) Basics of Law of Tort (c) Nuisance (d) Trespass (e) Occupier's liability (f) Negligence (g) Liabilities of public authorities (h) Construction insurances (including Professional Indemnity)
(4) Safety Management
(a) Project health and safety documentation (b) Management of health and safety (c) Designers and contractors health and safety systems
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Presentations, Short Answer Questions 1,2,3 40.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description 1,2,3 60.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Project 12 Weeks per Stage 6.67
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 2.50
Total Hours 158.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CMOPT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 7 Mandatory
CW_CMQSU_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying 7 Mandatory