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P.D.. 1096


National Building Code


Maximum height of a combustible stand.


2.70 mts.


Minimum spacing for seats in a chair type measurement from back to back.


0.85 mtr.


Maximum line of travel to an exit of an aisle.


45.00 mts.


Maximum slope of an aisle.


One is to Eight (1:8)


In standard seating, the minimum spacing of rows measured from back to back.


0.84 mtr.


Minimum width of any seat.


0.45 mtr.


Minimum area of a double acting door view panel.


1,300 sqmm / 1.30 sqm.


Minimum clear width of an exit doorway.


0.70 mtr.


Maximum width of an exit door leaf.


1.20 mts.


Minimum width of an exit corridor.


1.10 mts.


Minimum number of exit for floors above the first storey having an occupant load of more than 10


2


Number of exit for occupant load of 599-999.


3


Minimum downward projection of a draft curtain


0.30 mtr.


Maximum floor area for an attic made of combustible materials.


250.00 sqm


Maximum center to center spacing of a draft curtain sprinkler.


1.80 mts.


Maximum floor area for an attic made of incombustible materials.


750.00 sqm.


Standard gauge for metal hoods in barbeques.


Ga. 18


Minimum height of a Siamese connection above grade.


300 mm


Standard maximum distance of a standpipe from an opening in a stairway.


300 mm


Minimum wall thickness of a fireplace.


200 mm


Minimum number of exit for a projection room.


2


Minimum extended portion of a chimney above the roof.


600 mm


Minimum air space between walls of a masonry chimney above the roof.


2"" / 50 mm


Minimum thickness of glass used for floors.


12.5 mm


Maximum rise of one row of seat to the next.


400 mm / 0.40 mtr.


Minimum number of exit for stands within a building serving an occupant load of 300.


3


Minimum height of a guard rail located in front of the grandstand.


0.90 mtr


Minimum width of a run in a stand stair.


0.28 mtr.


Minimum spacing for seats with backrests measured from back to back.


0.75 mtr.


Minimum spacing for seats without backrests measured from back to back.


0.60 mtr.


Minimum width of an exit door in an aisle.


1.70 mts.


Minimum intensity of lights for exits.


10.70 lux


Minimum width of side aisles.


1.10 mts.


Minimum increase in width of aisles for every linear meter.


30 mm


Minimum width of an aisle serving only one side.


800 mm / 0.80 mtr.


Open space requirement for an interior lot.


50% of lot area


Open space requirement for a corner lot or a through lot.


10% of lot area


Bounded on all sides or around its periphery by building lines.


Inner court


Minimum stair width for a residence.


750 mm / 0.75 mtr.


Standard minimum area of a toilet.


1.20 sqm.


Minimum dimension of a kitchen.


1.50 mts.


Minimum area for vent shafts.


1.00 sqm.


Air space requirement for a school room per person.


3.00 cum.


Air space requirement for a habitable room per person.


14.00 cum.


Minimum area of opening of an air duct.


300 sqmm / 0.30 sqm


Maximum projection beyond the property line of a footing along the national road and at least 2.40 mts. In depth.


300 mm


Minimum clearance of a canopy or a marquee from the sidewalk.


3.00 mts.


Minimum stair width for occupant load of less than 50.


0.90 mtr.


Minimum width of a temporary walkway.


1.20 mts.


Minimum clearance of an arcade above sidewalk.


3.00 mts.


Vacant space left between the building and lot lines less than 2.00 mts in width.


Setback


Minimum horizontal dimension of a court.


2.00 mts.


Minimum width of a passageway connecting a street and a court.


1.20 mts.


Standard air space requirement per person for factories.


12.00 cum.


Minimum headroom clearance for a mezzanine.


1.80 mts.


Air supply per person per minute for auditoriums.


0.30 cum


Minimum total area of a window or an opening for a room without artificial ventilation.


10% of flr. Area


Minimum dimension for a vent shaft.


0.60 mtr.


Minimum horizontal clearance of the curb line to the outermost edge of the marquee.


300 mm


Minimum clearance of the lowest portion of an awning to the ground.


2.40 mts.


Minimum height of a construction fence.


2.40 mts.


Minimum live load bearing capacity of a construction canopy.


600 kgs./sqm.


Minimum height of a protective railing in a construction.


1.00 mtr.


Minimum wind load capacity for roofs for vertical projection.


120 kgs./sqm.


Maximum height of a handrail above the stair thread.


0.90 mtr.


Minimum ceiling height for naturally ventilated rooms.


2.70 mts.


Minimum height of a handrail above the stair thread.


0.80 mtr.


Maximum dimension of a stair landing.


1.20 mts.


Maximum slope of an exit court.


One is to ten (1:10)


Minimum width of run for circular stair.


250 mm


Minimum headroom clearance for any stair.


2.00 mts.


Maximum slope for an exit passageway.


One is to Eight (1:8)


Maximum height of a Siamese connection above the ground.


1.20 m


Maximum distance of any portion of a building from the nozzle of a 23 mts fire hose.


6.00 mts.


Minimum number of exit for any stage.


2


Minimum extension of a proscenium wall above the roof.


1.20 mts.


Minimum width of a stair in a stage egress.


750 mm


Minimum thickness of glass for jalousies.


5.60 mm


Maximum length of glass for jalousies.


1.20 mts.


Minimum width of exit in a stage.


900 mm


Minimum lateral spacing for plastic skylights.


2.50 mts.


A store window in which goods are displayed.


Show window


Maximum width of a business sign.


1.20 mts.


Minimum distance of a sign from any electrical post or telephone wires.


1.00 mtr.


Minimum open space requirement for a corner lot.


10% of lot area


Minimum size of thread for an entrance or exit step.


300 mm


Maximum slope for an entrance or exit ramp.


One is to ten (1:10)


Minimum number of steps for an entrance or exit stair.


2


Standard turn circle of a wheelchair.


1.50 mts.


Office building parking ratio.


1:125 sqm. Of gross floor area


Standard size of a perpendicular parking slot.


2.40 X 5.00 mts.


Hotel building parking ratio.


1:10 bedrooms


Hospital building parking ratio.


1:25 beds


Maximum distance of a handicapped parking from the facility being served.


60.00 mts.


Colleges and university parking ratio.


1:5 classrooms


Theaters, cinemas, auditoria, and stadia parking ratio.


1:50 sqm. Of spectators' area


Minimum number of wheelchair seating space for 51-300 seating capacity for auditoriums.


4


Minimum width of a dropped curb.


0.90 mtr.


Minimum Dimensions of an accessible elevator.


1.10 X 1.40 mts.


Maximum distance of an accessible elevator from the entrance of a building.


30.00 mts.


Minimum height of signs on walls and doors for the disabled to see comfortable.


1.40 mts.


Minimum door width for an accessible elevator.


0.80 mtr.


Minimum dimensions for an accessible water closet stall.


1.70 X 1.80 mts.


Maximum height of signs on walls and doors for the disabled to see comfortably.


1.60 mts.


Minimum width of a parking slot for the disabled.


3.70 mts.


Minimum run of a stair for Group A dwellings (residential)


200 mm


Minimum ceiling height from 3rd floor to succeeding floors with artificial ventilation.


2.10 mts.


Minimum area of rooms for human habitation.


6.00 sqm.


Least dimension of rooms for human habitation.


2.00 mts.


Least dimension of an air duct.


300 mm


Maximum encroachment into a public sidewalk of a foundation at least 600 mm belowthe grade line.


500 mm


Minimum width of an exit door.


0.90 mts.


Maximum width reduced by handrails and doors fully opened to balconies and corridors


200 mm


Minimum width of stairs serving more than 50 occupants.


1.10 mts.


Minimum width of stairs serving less than 10 occupants.


750 mm


Maximum reduction in width of a stair due to trims and handrails.


100 mm


Minimum run of a winding stair.


150 mm


Maximum run of a winding stair.


300 mm


Allowable tolerance in the rise and run of every step.


5 mm


Width of stair requiring an intermediate handrail.


3.00 mts.


Minimum width of an aisle serving both sides.


1.00 mts.


Maximum number of seats between the wall and the aisle.


7


Maximum distance between the back of each seat to the front of the seat behind it.


300 mm


Maximum width of seat in a stand.


480 mm


Maximum projection of a penthouse or other projections above the roof.


8.40 mts


Maximum ratio of a penthouse area to that of the supporting roof.


one third (1/3)


Minimum thickness of masonry chimney for residentials.


100 mm


Minimum thickness of rubble stone masonry chimney for residentials.


300 mm


Minimum firebox wall thickness.


250 mm


Minimum thickness of smoke chamber back walls.


150 mm


minimum thickness of front and side smoke chamber walls.


200 mm


Minimum number of storeys requiring one (1) or more dry standpipes.


4


Minimum volume of water a dry standpipe should provide.


900 liters/minute


Diameter of a dry standpipe requiring a two-way Siamese connection.


4"" (100mm)


Diameter of a dry standpipe requiring a three-way Siamese connection.


5"" (125mm)


Diameter of a dry standpipe requiring a four-way Siamese connection.


6"" (150mm)


Minimum volume of water an interior wet standpipe should provide.


190 liters/minute


Minimum diameter of a wet standpipe.


2"" (50mm)


Standard diameter of a dry standpipe opening.


2 1/2"" (63mm)


Standard length of a fire hose.


23.00 mts


Maximum distance of a hose nozzle to any portion of a building.


6.00 mts.


Standard diameter of a wet standpipe valve.


38 mm (11/2"")


Maximum projection into a sidewalk of a sign 4.50 mts. above grade.


1.00 mtr.


Minimum vertical clearance from the bottom of a signage to an arcaded sidewalk.


5.00 mts.


Minimum vertical clearance from the bottom of a signage to non-arcaded sidewalk.


3.00 mts.


Number of days of work abandonment of stoppage for a building permit to expire.


120 days


Width of planting strip for sidewalks 2.00 mts in width.


0.80 mtr.


Minimum horizontal distance of the curb line to the outermost face of an arcade.


500 mm


Maximum vertical clearance of an arcade above grade.


6.00 mts.


Slope of ramp of road-way to sidewalk.


1/3 - 1/4


Slope of driveway to sidewalk where the height of curb is 200 mm and above.


One is to Eight (1:8)


Minimum vertical clearance of primary lines from the crown of the pavement when crossing the highway.


10.00 mts.


Minimum vertical clearance of primary lines from top of sidewalk when installed along the side of the highway.


7.5 mts.


Vertical clearance of secondary lines from sidewalks along or crossing the street.


7.5 mts.


Minimum clearance of conductors from the highest point of a roof.


2.50 mts.


Maximum height of a dumbwaiter.


1.20 mts.


Maximum area of a dumbwaiter.


3,861 sqcms.


Minimum clearance of conductors from any platform or ground or projection from which they might be reached.


3.00 mts.


Minimum vertical clearance of service drop of communication lines above ground at its point of attachment to than building or pedestal.


3.00 mts.


Vertical clearance of a service drop communication line when crossing a street.


5.50 mts.


Maximum capacity of a dumbwaiter.


277 kgs.


Minimum width of an access road to a cul-de-sac.


3.00 mts.


Unit area per occupant for dwellings.


28.00 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for Hotels.


18.6 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for offices and garages.


9.30 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for class rooms.


1.80 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for stores - retail sales rooms upper floors.


5.60 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for nurseries for children.


3.25 sqm.


Unit area for stores -retail sales room for basement and ground floor.


2.80 sqm.


Unit area for hospitals and sanitaria.


8.40 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for aircraft hangars without repairs.


46.50 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for warehouses and mechanical equipment room.


28.00 sqm.


Unit area per occupant for theaters and the like.


0.65 sqm.


Parking requirement for Hotels.


1 slot/5 rooms


Parking requirement for public assembly buildings such as cinemas, auditoria, theaters, and the like.


1 slot/50 sqm. Of spectators' area


Parking requirement for multi family living unit of 50 sqm floor area.


1slot/8 units


Parking requirement for multi family living unit above 100 sqm floor area.


1 slot/unit


Parking requirement for multi family living unit for 50-100 sqm floor area.


1 slot/4 units


Parking requirement for clubhouses, beach houses, and the like.


1 slot/100 sqm of gross flr.area


Parking requirement for motels.


1 slot/unit


Minimum parking requirement for the handicapped.


1 slot/50 parking slots


Parking requirement for colleges and universities.


1 slot/5 classrooms


Parking requirement for elementary, secondary, and vocational schools.


1 slot/10 classrooms


In BP344, the required width of a corridor.


1.20 mts.


Maximum slope of a drop curb towards the street.


1:20


Maximum slope of a drop curb towards adjoining curb.


1:12


Maximum spacing for wheelchair turnabouts.


12.00 mts.


Maximum slope of a ramp.


1:12


Maximum distance of handicapped parking from the structure served.


60.00 mts.


Preferred width of corridor for the disabled.


1.50 mts.


Maximum height of a water closet from the floor.


0.50 mts.


Preferred height of switches from the floor.


1.10 mts.


Minimum height of a switch from the floor.


0.90 mts.


Maximum height of a switch from the floor.


1.20 mts.


Least dimension for a parking slot for the disabled.


3.70 mts.


In BP344, the minimum height of a handrail.


0.70 mtr.


Maximum length of a ramp for wheelchair.


6.00 mts.


Minimum length of a ramp landing for wheelchairs.


1.50 mts.


One or more habitable rooms which are occupied or which are intended or designated to be occupied by one family with facilities for cooking , sleeping, living, and eating.


Dwelling unit


That portion of the foundation of a structure which spreads and transmits loads directly to the ground or soil.


Footing


A continuous horizontal layer of masonry units.


Course


A room or suite of two or more rooms, designed and intended for , or occupied by one family for living, sleeping, eating, and cooking purposes.


Apartment


A stationary open hearth or brazier, either fuel-fired or electric, used for food preparation.


Barbecue


A portion of the seating space of an assembly room, the lowest part of which is raised 1.20 mts or more above the level of the main floor.


Balcony


The pipe which connects a flue-burning appliance to a chimney.


Chimney connector


A hearth and fire chamber or similarly prepared place in which a fire may be made and which is built in conjunction with a chimney.


Fireplace


A horizontal structural piece which supports the end of the floor beams or joists or walls over opening.


Girder


Same as heliport except that no refueling, maintenance, repairs, or storage of helicopters is permitted.


Helistop


The vertical supports, such as posts or stanchions, as used in indigenous or traditional type of construction.


Suportales


Any surface or underground construction covered on top, or any fire-proof construction intended for the storage of valuables.


Vault


A term which may be used synonymously with a partition.


Cross wall


The unit area per occupant for hotels.


18.60 sqm.


The unit area per occupant for dining establishments.


1.40 sqm.


The unit area per occupant for theaters.


0.65 sqm.


A building permit shall expire if work authorized is abandoned or suspended at any time after commencement for a period of.


120 days / 4 mos.


Front yards for commercial buildings abutting a road-right-of-way of 25-29 meters shallhave a minimum width of


8.00 mts.


Offices shall be provided how many cubic meters of air per person?


12.00 cum.


Multiple living units of up to 6 units built on the same lot shall have an access road directly connecting said building to a public street a width of.


3.00 mts.


Sidewalks of 2 mts or more in width shall include on its outer side a planting strip of not less than how many millimeters in width?


800 mm / 0.80 mtr.


Arcades shall be cantilevered from the building line over the sidewalk and the horizontal clearance between the curb line and the outermost face of any part of the arcade shall not be less than.


500 mm


Printing plants shall be classified under what type of occupancy.


Business and mercantile


Power plants shall be classified under what type of occupancy.


Industrial


Convents shall be classified under what type of occupancy.


Residentials, hotels


Repair garages shall be classified under what type of occupancy.


Storage and hazardous


Reformatories shall be classified under what type of occupancy.


Institutional


Turnabout should also be provided at or whithin how many meters of dead end.


3.50 mts.


In B.P. 344, the maximum slope a ramp is.


1:12


Under B.P. 344, a level area of not less than how many meters shall be provided at the top and bottom of any ramp.


1.80 mts.


Under what classification of occupancy does Mental Hospitals fall?


Institutional


Under what classification of occupancy does Aircraft hagars fall?


Business and mercantile


Under what classification of occupancy does cold storage and creameris fall?


Industrial


Under what classification of occupancy does private garage fall?


Accessory


Minimum loading slot requirement for Hospitals and hotels.


1 truck loading slot


Minimum travel distance from handicapped parking to facility being served.


60 mts.


Percentage required for number of parking if parking garages are available within 200 meters of structure.


20%


Parking requirement for amusement centers.


1/50 sqm of gross floor area


Parking requirement for markets.


1/150 sqm of shopping flr area


Parking requirement for neigborhood shopping centers.


1/100 sqm of shopping flr area


Parking requirement for multi-family living units of more than 100 sqm of living unit area.


1/living unit


Parking requirement for multi-family living units of up to 50 sqm of living unit area.


1/8 living units


Parking requirement for places of worhip.


1/50 sqm of congregation are


Maximum projection of a balcony over a street of over 3 meters but not more than 6 mts.


0.60 mtr.


Maximum projection of a balcony over a street of 10 mts to less than 11 mts in width.


1.00 mtr.


Maximum height of 1st the floor for a 2-story wood structure with a height of 7 mts.


4.50 mts.


Maximum spacing of posts for 2-story wooden structure with a height of 8 mts.


4.50 mts.


Under what classification of occupancy does fences of over 1.80 mts in height fall?


Accessory


Under what classification of occupancy does Aircraft repair hangars fall?


Storage and hazardous


Under what classification of occupancy does factories and workshops using incombustible and non-explosive materials.


Industrial


Under what classification of occupancy does wood working establishements fall?


Storage and hazardous


Under what classification of occupancy does police and fire stations fall?


Business and mercantile


Standard length of a Wheelchair.


1.10 - 1.30 mts.


Standard width of a wheelchair.


0.60 - 0.75 mts.


How many meters above the floor is the comfortable reach of persons confined to a wheelchair.


0.70 - 1.20 mts.


How many meterd is the comfortable clearance for knee and leg space under tables for wheelchair users.


0.74 mts.


Accessibility, reachability, usability, orientation, workability and efficiency, and ___ are the basic planning requirements of BP344.


Safety


Number of wheelchair seating for an assembly seating capacity of 51-300.


4


R.A. 7277


Magna Carta for Disabled Persons


A long interior passageway providing access to several rooms.


Corridor


A raised rim of concrete, stone or metal which forms the edge of street, sidewalk, etc.


Curb