ARCT40140 Construction Legislation

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module includes areas of law and practice related to construction in Ireland, including- the legal framework (national and EU as it relates to construction and development); Planning & Development legislation (law, procedure and practice); Health & Safety legislation (law, procedure & practice); Building Control legislation (law, procedure and practice); building conservation (international treaties and national policy); sustainability, environmental, safety and other legislation relating to construction/ built environment, building procurement and architectural practice.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this Module the student should be able to:
-Demonstrate a good working knowledge and understanding of all current relevant legislation and regulations relating to Planning & Development legislation and practice, Health & Safety legislation and practice, Building Control legislation and practice, building conservation, sustainability, environmental , and other legislation relating to construction/ built environment, procurement and architectural practice.
-Demonstrate an ability to identify the appropriate legislation and regulations relevant to a project and an ability to professionally advise a client in relation to compliance and statutory requirements.
-Demonstrate an ability to apply all relevant legislation, regulations and `best practice' standards throughout the design and construction of a project.
-Demonstrate an ability to implement effective quality control and audit procedures in relation to compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements.
-Demonstrate an ability to recognise his/her own limitations and an ability to identify other sources of information and expertise where required.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and comprehensively.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module will be delivered on campus or online/blended in the Spring Trimester. Lecture recordings, learning material and readings will be available to students for flexible learning, supported by live lectures over four days of the trimester. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Construction Legislation (O/L) (ARCT40770)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire (Short): Multi choice examination (1 hour) 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Examination: Written Examination (2 hours) 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students have an opportunity to request a breakdown of their results, and in the case of in-person exams to review their examination scripts.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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