"When starting t read law as an undergraduate, the first law book I bought wasWharton′s Law Lexicon
, a book I still have and use. On appointment as an Official Referee, I bought the Penguin dictionaries ofBuilding, Civil Engineering Architecture
. If I had known that this book was then in existence in its first edition, I would have bought that also. It would have been an enormous help to me"
Judge Peter Bowsher QC
Presented in a non–legal and highly–readable style, this book is a desirable addition to the specialist library and the professional office and as a useful reference book is directed to architects, surveyors and construction professionals in general together with contractors and their staff.