Contracts (Private Sector)


This module outlines knowledge and understanding of contractual issues in the Private Sector of the Irish Construction Industry together with an overview of the legal framework that underpins contractual agreements, rights and responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand, explain and apply the RIAI Form of Main Contract including its interaction with the CIF Sub-Contract

  2. Outline the need for and contents of Letters of Intent, Collateral Agreements & Performance Bonds.

  3. Show an appreciation of construction contract indemnities & insurances and their practical application

  4. Identify, in general terms, how Public Works Construction Contracts contrast with those in the private sector

  5. Appreciate the need for and scope of Professional Ethics, Rules, Regulations and Conduct.

  6. Show an awareness of and an ability to compare & contrast the various Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) methods

% Coursework 30%
% Final Exam 70%