This book analyses and comments on the 1980 JCT Standard Form of Building Contract, Private with Quantities Edition on a clause-by-clause basis, including notes on interpretation, legal precedents and information on the alternative editions of the Standard Form as well as the appropriate supplements. The third edition of this book incorporates the amendments published up to the end of November 1994 and updates the case law to include significant, recent precedents which supplement those included in the first two editions. Thus, this book will prove of use to many concerned with building, whether in industry or the professions commonly encountering problems of interpretation and implementation of the contract, or as students. The use of this book is recommended to be in conjunction with a copy of the appropriate JCT contract in order that the exact terminology of the document may be studied together with its interpretation. This is particularly important in practical situations where amendments to the contract vary the standard terms.