LAWS 6001 Law of Construction Delay and Disruption

Credit Points 10

Coordinator William Higgs Opens in new window

Description This subject introduces students to legal principles and concepts required to analyse how the parties’ respective liability is established and how impacts of delay and disruption are assessed in construction projects in Australia and internationally. Students will examine key issues, concepts, topics that are specific to delay and disruption investigation, analysis and resolution.

School Law

Discipline Business and Commercial Law

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 6 subject

Co-requisite(s) LAWS 5005 - Construction Law


Must be enrolled in a Post Graduate program

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse legislative framework in relation to delay and disruption in construction and engineering projects in Australia and internationally
  2. Examine the impacts and how various parties’ respective liability is established in delay and disruption in construction projects
  3. Explore delay analysis methods and assessment methods of loss caused by disruption in construction projects
  4. Apply contracts and relevant legal principles in the analysis and resolution of delay and disruption matters
  5. Conduct research and enquiry-based approaches to develop well-informed and persuasive arguments, orally and in writing
  6. Facilitate collaborative approaches to solve practical construction problem situations

Subject Content

  1. Delay and disruption 
  2. Extensions of time regimes and liquidated damages
  3. Delay analysis & methods of delay analysis
  4. Quantification of loss caused by delay
  5. Quantification of loss caused by disruption
  6. Record keeping in relation to delay and disruption, including deployment of modern technologies
  7. Global claims for delay and disruption


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Presentation 10 minutes 20 N Individual
Case Study 1000 words 40 N Individual
Applied Project 1500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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