Class Urban Law and Construction Regulations

  • Presentation


    This unit aims to give students the basic legal knowledge necessary for the exercise of their future profession, particularly in regard to principles, regulations and procedures directly related to urbanism and building.

    As such, and taking the nature of the profession into account, this knowledge is intended to enrich the training (skills) of architects as a means of guaranteeing the provision of a high-quality public service in accordance with the expectations of society.

    The students must also acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the development of plans, projects and programs that, in addition to being adequate to the respective legal and regulatory framework, take into account the fundamental questions of environment and heritage preservation and the necessary integration between scales, sectors and shareholders.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    1. Legislation within the scope of the professional activity of architecture and urban planning

    1.1 Presentation

    1.2 Choice of work methodologies and tools

    2. Technical concepts within the lexicon of architecture and urban planning

    2.1 Standardisation of meanings

    3. Land Planning and Urban Management

    3.1 Basic notions

    3.2 Legal Framework for Land Management Instruments

    3.3 Municipal Master Plans.

    3.4 Legal Framework for Urbanisation and Construction

    3.5 Legal Framework for Urban Rehabilitation

    4. Construction

    4.1 General Regulations on Urban Buildings

    4. 2 Exceptional Framework for Urban Rehabilitation

    4.3 Building Accessibility

    4.4 Technical Safety Regulations on Fires in Buildings

    4.5 Regulations on Acoustic Requirements in Buildings

    4.6 Energy Performance in Buildings

  • Objectives


    The curricular unit of Urban law and building regulations has as central objective to provide a comprehensive framework of concepts, principles and the legal and regulatory matters involved in the thematic areas of urbanism and buildings. It also aims to communicate basic knowledge on procedural issues, on the role of public administration.

    Finally, it is intended to sensitize students to the legal aspects present in the exercise of their future profession and the need to ensure the integration of scales, sectors and stakeholders in the development of plans, projects and programs.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    This unit has lectures and practical classes. The lectures will be taught with multimedia support to illustrate the proposed contents, encompassing the analysis and review of relevant legislation, as well as the underlying principles and concepts. Debates on the proposed themes will be encouraged. Practical classes are aimed at monitoring a practical exercise done by the students, in which they will apply the knowledge acquired and test the proposed methodologies.

  • References


    Toda a legislação usada está disponível no site do DIÁRIO DA RÉPUBLICA ELECTRÓNICO  -

  • Office Hours

    Office Hours

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    Horário de atendimento


    Filipa Oliveira Antunes

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    atribuída à U.C.







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