The Articles and Conditions of Building Contract published by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) standard form is widely used in the private sector on a variety of traditionally procured and successfully completed projects. The Eighth Edition of the suite of contract forms, for both the measurement contract and the lump sum contract versions of the main contract form, was launched in December 2008. There are no major surprises in the new edition as the primary risk allocation between the contracting parties and most of the familiar clauses have been retained. Clients, consultants, practitioners, contractors and sub-contractors in the industry should have no difficulty in finding their way around the 2008 contracts. The authorship of the Second Edition of this book which is based on the Eighth Edition of the SIA contract form is timely and much welcome. The authors must be commended for the laudable and admirable effort in producing a clear and user-friendly book which combines legal perspectives, practice application and aspects of contract administration, all consolidated into a single concise reference text. The legal commentary on each clause complemented with practice notes and helpful illustrated flowcharts will be an aid to those involved in contract administration given that they must be able to understand the meaning and requirements and appreciate what is expected of them in the standard form. The compendium of administration templates with notes on when, how, by and to whom these forms are to be given provide much needed practical guidance. The collaboration between Eugenie Lip and Choy Chee Yean, a construction professional and a lawyer, both of whom have several years of experience in their respective specialist disciplines, makes this book an instructive and practical roadmap for all users of the SIA contract form. The book is an indispensable and a valuable desktop companion which is highly recommended for reference at the start of every new project and a ?must-have? professional reference guide.