The Projecto de
Especialidades or specialities project is compiled by a licensed
engineer and basically details how the Projecto de Arquitectura will be
The Projecto de Especialidades is a comprehensive dossier
detailing all the structural aspects of the build from the size, depth
of the foundations to the engineering required for the roof as well as
covering the health and safety aspects of all the property's mains
The dossier is broken down into seven separate smaller reports covering
the structure, thermal values of the build; sewers and septic tanks;
plan of the electrics, a plan of the plumbing, a report on mains gas
supply and a health and safety report for the build.
This report is then submitted to the Câmara for checking and approval.
Once approved a Licença de Obras is purchased from the Câmara.
It is important to note the engineer who compiles the Projecto de
Especialidades will be required to make frequent inspection trips to the
property and sign a Livro de Obras (Book of Works) to ensure all aspects
of the build comply with the dossier.