Change is an integral part of any sector's development. Construction is no exception. The introduction of the new Public Works Contracts in 2007 is an example of such change. These changes go to the heart of how construction will operate on public construction projects into the future. It is critical that those already involved in public works construction contracts, whether they are designers, engineers, quantity surveyors, consultants, contractors or those setting out on a career in construction, have an understanding of how these new forms of contracts will impact on the ways public works construction projects are executed. This book explains each contract clause in a clear and easy to understand manner to allow the reader to develop an insight into how these contracts will operate. This book also includes sample documents including notices and letters which will add to the readers' understanding of the strict and critical administrative procedures demanded by these contracts. This book is based on the Public Works Contract for Building Works Designed by the Employer and the Model Forms issued by the Department of Finance on 15th August 2007.