Table of cases. Table of statutes. Introduction. Legal aspects of contracts. Types of contract and their standard forms. Preparation of the contract documents. Cost. Tendering procedure. Indemnities and insurances. Forfeiture, determination and frustration. Liquidated damages, delay and extension of time. Management and settlement of measurement contracts. Management and settlement of cost reimbursement contracts. Overseas contracts - finance and procedures. Appendices. Index.