CONCURSOS (competitions)

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CONCURSOS (competitions)

Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:51 pm

O melhor meio de conhecer os concursos publicados no diário da república diariamente:
(registem-se para receberem a newsletter diária)
This site shows you all the portuguese public competitions publish by the goverment and it's actualized everyday. Unfortunally has a lot of unnecessary information for architects.
Página da OA onde são publicados ALGUNS concursos nacionais e internacionais e raramente actualizada
Portuguese Architects Association web page with nacional and internacional competitions (rarely updated...)
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Postby MaximusColumnus » Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:59 pm

problem is, what are the main differences in regulations between portugal and ireland?

ie: will every bathroom have to have a ass washer? Are fire escapes and safety regulations very different?
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Postby Rita Ochoa » Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:22 pm

I don't know much about your building regulations but from my experience there is some important differences. Unfortunally the UE doesn't worry with the translation of the regulations into different languages (or all into english, its oficial language) wich makes it harder, for you ie, to produce something, even that very simple, in Portugal or Greece (exemples) without the help of technical consultans.

ie the fire stairs in Portugal can be enclosed or exterior to the building (most people prefer this solution) because there isn't almost any ice and the period of rains is very small comparing to northen Europe. In Ireland I think the stairs have to be enclosured.

As for the "ass washer", do you men bidey? If so, yes we are obligated to have it at least in 1 of the bathrooms of the house / appartment according to a law from 197something that stills on !! But people don't use it much and most times just remove it after the construction so that they can get "more area".
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Portuguese public competitions

Postby Cortez » Fri Dec 13, 2002 6:42 pm

I believe there is a better site for being up to date with portuguese competitions:

Here you can select the type of competition you want to be noticed about in your mail.
Hope you find it more friendly.
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Postby farazarchi » Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:26 am

but is really slow site!
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Postby Marco Carrico » Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:35 pm

This is kind of funny about the BIDE, actually its not an ass washer but for ladies only, boys never use it because we are a bit different...

About regulations, we do have them for just about anything concerning a project, from buildings layouts to confort and security issues like fire, acustic, thermal, etc...

better check this site for a complete list of regulations available in Portugal:
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