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Degree in Technical Architecture and Building Engineering

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Laws and Regulations

1.1. Code: GE004. 1.2. Type of subject: Common basic 1.3. Impartition: Semester (S3) 1.4. ECTS credits: 6 1.5. Responsible teacher: Juan Francisco Borras Sesma 1.6. Language: Catalan / Spanish
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

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To direct the material execution of the building works, of its facilities and elements, carrying out the qualitative and quantitative control of the construction by means of the establishment and management of the control plans of materials, systems and work execution, elaborating the corresponding registers for its incorporation to the Building Book. To take the economic control of the work elaborating the certifications and the liquidation of the executed work.
Drafting occupational health and safety studies and plans and coordinating the activity of companies in matters of occupational safety and health in construction works, both in the design and execution phases.
Prepare technical projects and perform the direction of building works within the scope of their legal capacity.
Manage the real estate process as a whole. Support the technical representation of the construction companies in the construction works.

Prepare technical projects and develop the direction of building works within the scope of their legal authorization.

This subject aims, mainly, to introduce the student in the legal world related to the field of construction through the study of civil and administrative legislation that are applied to the different phases of the building from the point of view of the management impacting, especially in the civil and administrative contracting norms and the regulations related to the protection of the environment in construction.

The subject aims to give the student a training in the basic principles of urban planning as a soil transformation discipline, as well as updating knowledge in accordance with current regulations.


This subject introduces the student to the legal part (applicable legislation) of the studies and initiates it in the regulations that affect construction in its different aspects: administrative, urban, constructive, materials, etc.
Special emphasis is placed on the management of usual contracts and litigation.

Legislation in the construction / regulations of application / types of contracts and their management / possible litigations presented / management and resolution of conflicts

I- Law Objective and Classes of Standards
- Right Objective, Subjective.
- Things as an object of Law.
- Obligations and Contracts
- Property Ownership, Royal Rights and Easements

II- Land Registry
- Registration Principles
- Land registry and Cadastre.
- Grouping, aggregations, segregations and divisions of farms.
- Declaration of New Construction and division in Horizontal Property

III- Public Administration and Administrative Procedure
- The Public Administration. The administrative organization.
- Administrative procedure and administrative act
- Administrative contracting.

IV- The soil to build: Introduction, Planning and Urban Management
- Urban legislation. State and autonomous area.
- The instruments of urban planning.
- Urban action systems.
- Intervention of the building and the soil.
- Regulations related to the protection of the environment.

V- Construction of the property
- Contracts for the leasing of works and services. Subcontracting
- The construction contract for buildings.
- Building Regulation Law: hiring and responsibilities.
- Organization of professional work. The associated exercise of professional activities
- Public works contracting.

VI- Organization of the building
- Marc Legal: The Law of Building Regulation, Object: scope of application and technical and administrative requirements
- The Technical Building Code. Incidence to the building. Normative aspects.
- The Building Agents. Guarantees and Civil and Criminal Responsibilities of building agents.
- The professional associations.
- Professional skills of technical architects


Total contact hours: 30%
Total work hours of the student: 70%

The teaching methods that will be used are: Expository classes, practical classes and exercises in class.


Written exams on legislation, regulations and contracts
Oral examinations individual defenses of cases
Reports / work done in groups. The students form two groups (plaintiff and defendant) and defend their positions
Practical work with computer or without

Evaluation Criteria
Basic Bibliography

Puig Brutau, José. Compendio de Derecho Civil (Vuelo E; II;III). Bosch 1987.
Ayala Muñoz, Jose María. Régimen Jurídico de laso Administraciones Públicas y Procedimiento Adminitrativo Común. Aranzadi 2004.
Luquin Bergareche, Raquel. Mecanismos jurídicos – civiles de tutela ambiental. Aranzadi 2005.
Arenas Cabello, Francisco Julio. El impacto ambiental en la edificación. Criterios para una construcción sostenible. Edisofer S.L 2007.
Tomás Ramón Fernández. Manual de Derecho Urbanístico. Ed. El Consultor, 2007

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