Understanding JCT Standard Building Contracts by David Chappell
This book is written as a helpful general guide to three popular forms of contract in the JCT series, namely: The Standard Form of Building Contract with Quantities 1980 (JCT 80), The Intermediate Form of Building Contract, 1984 (IFC84) and the Agreement for Minor Building Works 1980 (MW 80). It has been thought sensible to arrange the guide under a series of topics rather than undertake a clause-by-clause interpretation because there are dangers in looking at the clauses in isolation and taking too literal an approach. References to case law have been inserted for the benefit of those who wish to read further and to show the way in which contract provisions have been interpreted by the courts. This book should be of interest to building contractors, and subcontractors, architects and surveyors, students of building.