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BCM563

CONSTRUCTION LAW LECTURE 1 Introduction to BCM563
DR ZULHABRI ISMAIL
MCIArb MIEEE PhD (Construction Law)
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Synopsis •! To introduce BCM563 •! To inform the expectations of the lecturer towards the whole semester •! To aware the students on the process of teaching and learning 3 .

•! I need to know you •! Tell me about yourself –! Name –! Hometown –! Year graduated –! From which learning institution / university / department etc. –! Working experience –! Level of knowledge in law 4 ..Before we go further..

Building [ITM] 2003 : B.Before we go further. Construction Law & Arbitration [London] 2009 : Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) 2010 : PhD Construction Law [UiTM] 2010: Fellow of Research [RMI] 2010: Member of Institution of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (International) 5 . Construction Management (Hons) [UiTM] 2005 : Chartered Institute of Building (UK) 2006 : MSc.. About myself Name – Dr Zulhabri Ismail Education and professional qualifications •! •! •! •! •! •! •! •! 1997 : Dip..

present) 6 .Working experience Contract Executive for the follow ing organisations :–! Dumez Jaya Sdn Bhd – Berjaya Times Square Project (1997) –! MTD Capital Berhad (2000) –! DRB Hicom Berhad (2002) Construction law Senior lecturer (2005 .

Teaching Experience •! •! •! •! •! •! •! •! •! •! •! •! Diploma in Building (FSPU. UM) Bachelor of Building Surveying (FAB.e. Other institutions i. UiTM) Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (FAB. UiTM) Master of Law (FUU. Indonesian Agencies. UM) MSc Integrated Construction Project Management (FSPU. UiTM) Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology. Polytechnics. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) 7 . Cyberjaya (Bach Interior Architecture) Curtin University (Australian-Malaysia Program). UiTM) Bachelor of Construction Management (FSPU. UiTM) Master in Engineering Management (FKM.

Quiz •! Why do we need to study law? •! How is it related to Construction Management students in particular and the construction industry in general? •! Differences between BCM563 and BCM643 (Contract Management) 8 .

pacta sunt proferentem.English •! Need to spend more time to read •! Too many cases •! Too many things need to be explored •! Wordy •! Legal jargon •! Latin words i. ratio decidendi etc. bona fide.e.Normal descriptions about law related subjects (-ve) •! Boring…. 9 . •! Difficult .

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Normal descriptions about law related subjects (+ve) •! Interesting…. what it entail? 11 . •! Challenging •! Reading – Will Improve my understanding and English? •! Real cases & dispute •! Complex & exploratory •! Legal jargon – Sounds funny.

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30% 14 .attendance and participation in class 60% .70% .coursework and presentation 10% .Proposition •! •! •! •! •! •! 10% .20% tutorial (every week) 10% .examination Passing marks 50% Percentage of failures 20% .

Requirements for BCM563 •! General principle of Malaysian law by Lee Mei Pheng / Business Law by Lee Mei Pheng & Ivan Jeron Detta.net.com] •! Law dictionary [available online] •! National Land Code 1965 •! Past year examination papers •! Motivation and spirit to learn •! Come early to my class – if you come later than me you are considered ‘late’ 15 . Oxford Univ Press. 2009 •! Contracts Act 1950 (Act 136) [downloaded from Law.

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General syllabus •! •! •! •! •! •! Construction law Malaysian legal system Contract law Tort law Land law Agency and Employment Law 17 .

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