Introduction to building legislation and codes. Theoretical and analytical investigation of methods available to architects. Legal, ethical and professional obligations. Clients and other parties affected by both the practice and business of architecture. Overview of construction industry. Office practice including accounting and financial reporting, employment, procurement of buildings, tendering, building contract administration. Control of cost, time and quality, quality assurance. Programs and regulatory constraints, building legislations, building law and ordinances, urban planning legislation and housing laws, syndicate regulations, servitude and labor union laws.