Full Title:Law
Module Code:LAW E7001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of this module is to give students an understanding of how the legal system frames the role of construction/ project managers.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Access and understand statutory provisions relevant to the construction sector and apply the standard rules for the interpretation of such provisions
  2. Understand the sources of Irish law and the legal system as one of the principle environmental factors within which the construction activity is performed.
  3. Examine the principles of liability in respect to both contract and tort with particular reference to the construction sector.
  4. Understand and apply the law of Alternative Dispute Resolution to construction disputes.
  5. Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the key principles of Irish law, appropriate to a manager in the construction industry

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Sourcing and interpreting statutory material
Main sources of statutory material including the websites of the Oireachtas and the Irish Statute Book. Format and content of legislation and the rules of statutory interpretation.
Potential liability in contract and tort
The basis of both contractual liability and liability in tort. with specific reference to the tort of negligence. The extent of liability and the running of time, inherent defects and limitation of liability.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Construction Contracts Act 2013. Conciliation, Medication, Arbitration, Adjudication and Litigation.
The practical operation of the land registration systems.
Land Registration systems, the Land Registry and the Registry of Deeds, Registers and Indexes and Folios Mapping, Registration of ownership, Compulsory registration, E-conveyancing and Land Direct.
The regulation of the construction Industry through legislation
Examination of legislation that impacts on the practise of managers in the construction industry including Planning legislation and Employment legislation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Class test 1,2 25.00 100 40 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment Essay 4 25.00 100 40 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Examinations 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 100 40 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Students shall be given the opportunity to re-attempt the recoverable elements of their CA. Students will be given an opportunity to re-mediate part or all of their CA.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory class 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical Practical class based exercises 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Including completion of CA and preparation for examinations 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Anthony Hussey 2016, Construction Adjudication in Ieland, Routledge
  • Eoin Quill 2014, Torts in Ireland, Gill & Company
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_ECMGT_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management 5 Mandatory
DK_ECMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Construction Management 5 Mandatory