REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6541
AN ACT TO ORDAIN AND INSTITUTE
A NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES
TITLE 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE
Chapter 1.01 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1.01.01: Title
(a) This Act shall be known as the
"National Building Code of the Philippines"
and shall hereinafter be referred to as the
Declaration of Policy
(a) It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State to safeguard life,health, property, and public welfare, consistent with the principles of environmental management and control; and to this end, make it thepurpose of this Code to provide for all buildings and structured, aframework of minimum standards and requirements by guiding,regulating, and controlling their location, siting, design, quality of materials, construction, use, occupancy, and maintenance, includingtheir environment, utilities, fixtures, equipment, and mechanicalelectrical, and other systems and installations.
(a) The provisions of this Code shall apply to the design, location, siting,construction, alteration, repair, conversion, use, occupancy,maintenance, moving, and demolition of, and addition to, public andprivate buildings and structures.
(b) Additions, alterations, repairs, and changes of use or occupancy in all buildings and structures shall comply with requirements for new buildings and structures except as otherwise herein provided. Only suchportion or portions of the existing building or structure which have to bealtered to effect the addition, alteration, or repair shall be made toconform to the requirements for new buildings or structures. Alterationsshould preserve the aesthetic value of the building to be altered.
(c) Where, in any specific case, different section of this Code specifydifferent materials, methods of construction, or other requirements, themost restrictive shall govern.
(a) This Code shall apply to all buildings and structures constructed andany change or repair made thereon after the approval of said Code.Buildings or structures constructed before the approval of this Code shall