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Bhutan-Building-Rules-2002.pdf

Bhutan-Building-Rules-2002.pdf

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Rules and standards of construction, construction standards Bhutan
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ROYAL GOVERNMENT OF BHUTAN
Department of Urban Development & Housing Ministry of Communications
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
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1. SHORT TITLE...............................................................................................4 2. OBJECTIVES................................................................................................4 3. DEFINITIONS................................................................................................4 3.1 Definitions..................................................................................................4 3.2 Interpretation and meaning of expression..................................................7 4. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING BUILDING PERMIT AND OCCUPANCY PERMISSION....................................................................................................8 4.1 Building Permit...........................................................................................8 4.2 Application for Building Permit...................................................................8 4.3 Ownership Title..........................................................................................8 4.4 Building Permit Fee....................................................................................8 4.5 Validity.......................................................................................................9 4.6 Electricity, Water and Sewerage connections............................................9 4.7 Inspection...................................................................................................9 4.8 Permission to occupy.................................................................................9 4.9 Alteration from the approved building plan...............................................10 4.10 Cancellation of building permit................................................................10 5. CHANGE OF BUILDING USE.....................................................................10 6. PLANNING PERMIT....................................................................................10 6.1 Site Coverage in Residential buildings.....................................................10 6.2 Set back lines for residential buildings.....................................................10 6.3 Site coverage in commercial buildings.....................................................11 6.4 Basements...............................................................................................11 6.5 Compound walls.......................................................................................11 6.6 Vehicular parking areas...........................................................................12 6.7 Painting....................................................................................................12 6.8 Building Height.........................................................................................12 7. ARCHITECTURAL CONTROL....................................................................13 7.1 Architectural Design.................................................................................13 7.2 Minimum floor space of rooms in residential buildings.............................13 7.3 Circulation space requirements................................................................14 7.4 Light and Ventilation requirements...........................................................15 7.5 Artificial Lighting and Mechanical Ventilation...........................................15 7.6 Ventilation shaft........................................................................................15 7.7 Plinth Height.............................................................................................16 7.8 Fire Safety................................................................................................16 7.9 Elevators..................................................................................................17 7.10 Garage cum servants quarters................................................................17 7.11 Porch.......................................................................................................17 7.12 Septic tank & Soak pit.............................................................................17 7.13 Roof and site drainage............................................................................18 8. DISABLED ACCESS...................................................................................18
 
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9. STRUCTURAL CONTROL..........................................................................18 9.1 Structural Design......................................................................................18 9.2 Analysis of Structure (building).................................................................19 9.3 Design of Structure (buildings).................................................................19 9.4 Detailing of Structure (buildings)..............................................................19 10. Floors.......................................................................................................20 11. WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION CONTROL.......................................20 11.1 Residences...............................................................................................20 12. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS CONTROL...............................................21 13. TELEPHONE...............................................................................................21 14. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT....................................................22 15. MAINTENANCE OF BUILDING...................................................................22 16. REHABILITATION/DEMOLITION OF UNSAFE BUILDINGS......................23 17. IMPOSITION OF FINES AND PENALTIES.................................................23 18. DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS FOR RECONSTRUCTION.........................24 19. UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTION..........................................................24 19.1 Stop Order.................................................................................................24 19.2 Demolition of unauthorised constructions.................................................24 19.3 Demolition squad for an unauthorised building..........................................24 20. MISCELLANEOUS......................................................................................24 20.1 Review and Revise………………………………………………………………24  ANNEX 1............................................................................................................25  ANNEX 2............................................................................................................26  ANNEX 3............................................................................................................27  ANNEX 4............................................................................................................28 Drawing guidelines..........................................................................................28  Architectural drawings.....................................................................................28 Structural drawings..........................................................................................28 Electrical Connections.....................................................................................29  Additions and/or alterations to existing installations........................................30 Compound Electrification work........................................................................30 Telephone connections...................................................................................31 Drainage & Sanitation.....................................................................................31 Water Supply...................................................................................................31

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