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Construction Law
Last Updated Date:   10 June 2022


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the legal principles that form the foundation of construction law and to the common practical problems that arise in this field. Topics will include: (a) general principles of construction law, including completion, variations, defects, retention and certification; (b) basic provisions of construction contracts; (c) claims procedure & dispute resolution, including adjudication proceedings; and (d) relevant provisions of standard form building contracts. This course will be of interest to students interested in construction practice or being exposed to a practical approach to resolving construction-related issues that arise in the local industry.

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Course Convenor: Adjunct Prof Christopher Chuah Chee Kian

Co-teacher(s): Adjunct Prof Ian De Vaz

Module Codes: LL4014V / LL5014V / LL6014V / LLJ5014V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Final Exam - 70%; Class Presentation (incld submission of presentation papers) - 30%

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2023 (PM)

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