How many times have you noticed that trees have been planted too close to buildings/structures? A good thing to keep in mind is that you should provide approximately 5-10 foot of clearance from the building. This can be measured from the outermost point of the building (ie an awning).
For those trees that are in close/tight quarters, it is necessary to prune them at 180 degrees. By pruning in this fashion, it reduces the potential long term maintenance costs associated with constantly pruning those unwanted branches that cause sucker shoots. It is acceptable when pruning is done to do it back to the trunk with a proper branch collar cut. While looking at the tree from the road, the tree will appear to be a whole tree. However, from the inside it is really a half a tree.
When a tree get particularly large - over 50 feet, there is a risk of ending up with a lopsided tree. For this reason it is important to have your arborist recommend pruning practices on a tree by tree basis to suit your needs.