BLDG 7008 Professional Practice and Building Law

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301104

Coordinator Payam Rahnamayiezekavat Opens in new window

Description The basis of this unit is to ensure students become accustomed to reading and interpreting building and related laws. The unit provides students with background knowledge of the negligence, administrative law, life safety, proportional liability, contracts and statutory interpretation as it applies to architecture, building surveying, fire engineering and bushfire protection. The unit studies the codes of professional conduct, ethics, conflict of interest and the rules of evidence within the legal constraints when acting as certifiers and or experts. The jurisdictional requirements for certification are considered and assessed. These professions can act as expert witnesses and consequently need to understand codes of professional conduct, ethics, conflict of interest and the rules of providing expert evidence. In doing so, they are potentially required to brief solicitors or other legal professionals and will ultimately have a duty to the court or tribunal.

School Eng, Design & Built Env

Discipline Building Surveying

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 2 hours 10 Y Individual
Essay 2,000 words 30 Y Individual
Case Study 2,000 words 30 Y Individual
Professional Task 2,000 words 30 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Summer A



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