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ARCHITECTS NATIONAL CODE

TWO (2) DIVISIONS:


1. CODE OF ETHICAL CONDUCT UAP DOC. 200
2. STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
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THE PROFESSION OF ACRCHRE CALLS FOR MEN OF THE (1) HIGHEST


INTEGRITY,(2) JUDGEMENT, (3) BUSINESS CAPACITY, (4) ARTISTIC AND
TECHNICAL ABILITY..hjbat

THE ARCHITECTS RESPONSIBILITIES IN RELATION TO


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PEOPLE
CLIENTS
CONTRACTOR
MANUFACTURERS, DEALERS AND AGENTS
COLLEAGUES AND SUBORDINAT

METHOD OF COMPENSATION - UAP DOC. 208 b


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PERCENTAGE OF CONST. COST


MULTIPLE OF DIRECT PERSONNEL EXPENSES (Non Creative Project)
PROFL. FEE PLUS EXPENSES
PEN DIEM PLUS REIMBURSABLE EXPENSES (Allowance)
LUMP SUM OR FIXED FEE
MIXED METHOD OF COMPENSATION
TURN-KEY

METHODS OF SELECTION OF ARCHITECTS - UAP DOC. 208 a


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3.

DIRECT SELECTION
COMPARATIVE SELECTION
DESIGN COMPETITION

PRE-DESIGN SERVICES UAP DOC. 201


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ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY STUDIES


PROJECT FINANCING
ARCHL PROGRAMMING
SITE SELECTION AND ANALYSIS
SITE UTILIZATION AND LAND USE STUDIES
SPACE MANAGEMENT STUDIES
PROMOTIONAL SERVICES

DESIGN SERVICES UAP DOC. 202


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SCHEMATIC DESIGN PHASE


DESIGN DEVT PHASE
CONTRACT DOCUMENT PHASE
CONSTRUCTION PHASE

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT
5% - UPON SIGNING
15% - SCHEMATIC DESION
35% - DESIGN DEVT SERVICES
85% - CONTRACT DOCUMENT
15% - RETENTION FEE
a. 10% - CIVIL CODE 3 MOS.

b.

5% - CONSTRUCTION
PHASE (Supervision)

SPECIALIZED ALLIED SERVICES UAP DOC. 203


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PHYSICAL PLANNING (Site Devt.)


INTERIOR DESIGN
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
ACOUSTIC, COMMUNICATIONS &
ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
5. COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING (Subd. Planning)
a. Type II (Urban)
b. Type III (Rural)

Php 5000 / 1st 50 ha.


(Type I)
15% Cost of work
10 15% Cost of work

10 15% Cost of work

Php 3000 / ha.


Php 2000 / ha.

30 %
50 %
20 %

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENT:
1. PRELIMINARY DESIGN
2. FINAL DESIGN
3. COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT

NOTE: EXTRA FEES FOR ARCHITECTS SPECIAL SERVICES:


a. Architect as a consultant
5 % Cost of work
b. If the land is rugged with steep terrain
30 % Increase
c. For detailed Engineering drawings and specifications 4 % Cost of development

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES UAP DOC. 204


1. FULL-TIME SUPERVISION
2. CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

1 1-1/2 % Project Const. Cost


1-1/2 % - 3 % Estimated const.
Cost

POST-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES UAP DOC. 205


1. BUILDING & EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE
2. BUILDING & GROUNDS ADMINISTRATION

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4% - 6% of Gross rentals

COMPREHENSSIVE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES UAP DOC. 206


1. UAP DOC. 201 205
2. PROJECT MANAGEMENT

2% - 5% Estimated const. Cost

7% Project const. Cost


10% Project const. Cost

UAP DOC. 209


UAP DOC. 210

DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES UAP DOC. 207


1. BY ADMINISTRATION
2. BY GUARANTEED MAXIMUM COST
3. BY LUMP SUM COST

DIFFERENT UAP DOCUMENTS:


COMPETITION CODE
LOGBOOK OF DIVERSIFIED EXPERIENCE

GENERAL CONDITIONS
SPECIFICATIONS WRITING
ARCHITECT-OWNER AGREEMENT FORM

UAP DOC. 301


UAP DOC. 307
UAP DOC. 401

SCHEDULE OF MINIMUM BASIC FEE (MBF)


GROUP 1
GROUP 2
GROUP 3
GROUP 4
GROUP 5
GROUP 6

GROUP 7

GROUP 8
GROUP 9

GROUP 10

SIMPLE
MODERATE
COMPLEX/EXCEPTIONAL
RESIDENCES (Town-homes) MONUMENTAL BLDGS.
REPETETIVE CONST.
1st. Structure
2nd. Structure
3rd. Structure
4th. Structure
HOUSING PROJECTS
1ST. Unit
2-10 Units
11 Units and above
FURNITURE DESIGN
ALTERATIONS & ADDITIONS(From groups 1 5 )
CONSULTATION
APPEARANCE W/IN 100 KM.}
RADIUS FROM OFFICE
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6% Project const. Cost


7%
8%
10%
12%
MBF
80% }
60% } Of basic fee
40% }
MBF
60% } Of basic fee
30% }
15% Project const. Cost
150% Of basic fee
Php 200 / hr.
Php 500 / appearance

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF A CONTRACT


GEN. CONDITIONS ARE PRINTED DOCUMENTS STIPULATING THE
PROCEDURAL & ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF A CONTRACT.
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6.

Change orders are printed formal changes to the basic contract and must be made in
compliance w/ the contract
Advance payment the owner, shall upon the request of the contractor in an amount
equivalent to the average operating expenses for 2 months or 15% of the total contract price.
Progress payment periodically, but not more than once each month, the contractor may
submit a request for payment for worked accomplished.
Retention money progress payments are subject to retention of 10% referred to as the
retention money.
Liquidating damages an estimated reparations in terms of money for detriments and
injuries sustained during construction. amount paid by a contractor to the owner for everyday of
delay in construction time.
Contract price escalation - escalation clause a clause in a contract providing for
increase of decrease in wages, prices, etc., based on fluctuation in the cost of living, production,
cost, etc. parametric formula use to compensate for fluctuation of prices of const. materials &
supplies, equipment and labor w/c would bring about an increase or decrease of more than 5%
of the original contract unit price of items of work.

CONTRACTOR S BOND
1. Proposal / bid bond the cashers check or bidders bond accompanying the proposal
2.

submitted by the bidder as a guaranty that the bidder will enter into a contract with the owner for
the works if the contract is awarded to him.
Performance bond a bond furnished by the contractor and his surety as a guarantee to
the execute the work in accordance w/ the terms of the contract.
Payment bond - as a guarantee to (the quality) for all obligation arising from his contract.

3.
4. All risk bond
5. Insurances for life & property
6. Guarantee bond as a guarantee to the quality of materials and equipment installed and the
workmanship performed by the contractor.

Drawings are graphical presentations of the work involved in the project. They include all
supplementary details and shop drawings.
1.

2.

Shop drawings drawings, diagrams, illustrations, schedules, performance charts, & other data
prepared by the contractor which illustrates how specific portions of the work shall be fabricated
and/or installed.
As-built drawings precise drawings

Specifications - are written or printed description of work to be done prescribing qualities of materials
and modes of construction.
Agreement - is the contract covering the performance of the work described in the contract documents
including all supplemental agreements thereto all gen. & special provisions pertaining to the work or
materials therefore.
Arbitration the binding resolution of disputes by one or more neutral persons as a substitute for
judicial proceeding.
Advertisement or invitation to bid the notice published by the owner & the invitations issued to
prospective bidders giving information as to the nature of the proposed project condition for the issuance of
contract documents & date of bidding.
Bid bulletin - is additional information on contract documents issued to bidders before date of bidding.
Instructions to bidders the list of instructions stipulating the manner on how bids are to be
prepared & conditions for the award of contract.
Special provisions - are instructions w/c may be issued to supplement drawings & gen. conditions of
the contract.
Penalty clause a contract provision setting forth the damages a party must pay in the event of a
breach of the contract.
Proposal the offer of a bidder to perform the work described by the contract documents when made
out and submitted on the prescribed proposal form, properly signed and guaranteed.
Quotation a price given by the contractor, sub-con, material supplier, or vendor. to furnish materials,
labor or both.
Surety is the person or firm or corporation who executes the contractors bond.
Statute of limitation is the specific period of time w/ in w/c legal action must be brought for alleged
damaged or injury.
Notice to proceed - the contract time in computed based from receipt date.
Bill of material a.k.a. quantity survey - a detailed analysis and listing of all items of materials &
equipment necessary to construct a project.
PROBABLE CONST. COST the estimate of the project cost by the architect.
ACTUAL CONST.COST the overall cost of the project after completion.

PARTS OF PROPOSAL
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4.

MODE AGREEMENT
MODE PAYMENT
MODE ACCOMPLISHMENT
SCOPE OF WORK

PARTS OF CONTRACT DOCUMENTS


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AGREEMENT
GEN CONDITION
SPECIFICATION
WORKING DRAWING

5. SPECIAL PROVISION
WORK shall include labor &/or materials as well as equipment transportation or other facilities
necessary to commence and complete a project.
PROVIDE shall mean furnish & install.
INSTALL shall mean to build in, mount in positions, connect or apply object specified ready for
the intended use.
FURNISH shall mean purchase and/or fabricate & deliver to the jobsite or other location when so
designated.
SCOPE OF WORK document is issued by the architecture to the owner representing conclusive
evidence of the work performance from w/c the contractors compensation is based upon.
LIEN is a right enforceable against specific property to secure payment of an obligation.
CERTIFICATE OF PAYMENT a statement from the architecture confirming the amount of money
due to the contractor for work accomplished.

TYPES OF SPECIFICATIONS:
1. PERFORMANCE SPECS. the results of the product, rather than the product itself, are
specified.

2. DESCRIPTIVE SPECS. gives a description of the product.


3. BRAND NAME SPECS. the desired product is specified by the name given by the
4.
5.

manufacturer or by the manufacturers name and model number.


REFERENCES SPECS. the item desired is referred to by a number corresponding to a no. in
a published specification.
CLOSED SPECS. are usually brand- name specification. (used basically where materials are
required to match existing material.)

TYPES :
a.
b.

SINGLE PRODUCT
MULTI PRODUCT

6. OPEN SPECS. called open coz all manufacturers whose products meet performance or
description specified, may bid.
CONTRACT TIME IS RECKONED 7 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THE NTP.
60 DAYS (2 MOS.) making good of the defects
65% PROJ. COMPLETION issue cert. of non-financial obligation
98% PROJ. COMPLETION shall mean substantial completion.
15 DAYS (W/IN) - owner will pay the contractor
30 DAYS
- arbitration
REQUEST FOR PAYMENT - immediately or w/in 15 days (once a month)

PROGRAMMING, PLANNING, SCHAEDULING

PERT program evaluation & review technique


PLANNING is the function of coordinating in a logical order all the activities, persons, machines, &
materials necessary to complete the project.
SCHEDULING is the placing of the plan on a calendar timetable and showing the allocation of the
equipment & manpower that will put the plain into effect.
METHODS OF PLANNING
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2.

BAR CHART METHOD


CRITICAL PATH METHOD

BAR CHART shows the time necessary for each function but does not show how they are related to one
another. (Traditional bar charts show both functions simultaneously w/ the result that the answer is too
often incomplete).
CRITICAL PATH METHOD (CPM) basically is technique that separates planning & scheduling. it
also clarifies the inter-relationship between time & cost.

FIVE (5) INPUTS IN PLANNING THE C.P.M.


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4.

NETWORK (ARROW DIAGRAM) defining the activities in the project.


DURATION ESTIMATES this stage requires the planner to estimate the amount of time that
will be necessary to complete each activity.
COST ESTIMATES assignment of time & pesos for each activity displayed.
RESOURCE ESTIMATES for resource requirement calculations such as men, money,
materials & equipment.
TRADE INDICATORS for activity grouping such as sub-contractors.

5.

EVENT is a point in time signaling or end / of one or more activities.


DUMMY ACTIVITY type of activity that doesnt really represent work, but merely helps to observe the
rule not more than one activity may have the same event number .
COMMON ERRORS:
1.
2.

WAGON WHEEL
WATERFALL ERROR

CRITICAL PATH is the longest path in time /thru the network.


SLACK OR FLOAT a term for those /activities w/c do not fall on the critical path. (Leeway)
SLACK used by pert system
FLOAT - used by cpm system

TWO (2) TYPES OF FLOATS:


1.
2.

FREE FLOAT
TOTAL FLOAT is the amount of float that is shared by all the activities on a non-critical path.

SCHEDULE ANALYSIS:
EARLY START is the earliest point in time that an activity can start.
EARLY FINISH is merely the duration of the activity after its early start.
LATE FINISH is merely the duration of the activity must be finished if the project is not to be delayed.
It is the duration after the late start.

LATE START is the deadline by w/c time the activity must start if the project is to get done in time.

THE LAW ENHANCES MOBILITY OF DISABLED PERSONS B.P. 344


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ACCESSIBILITY LAW

RULE I SCOPE AND APPLICATION


1.

PURPOSE:
The rules and regulations set forth herein provide for minimum requirements & standards to
make buildings, facilities & utilities for public use accessible to disabled persons.
2. SCOPE:
Shall apply to the following
2.1 Public and private buildings and related structures for public and which shall be constructed
prepared or renovated.
2.2 Streets and highways & public utilities.
2.3 Public transport terminals including those of lrta.

NCCDP NATL COMMISSION CONCERNING DISABLED PERSONS.


3. APPLICATION :
3.1 Public private bldgs & related structures for public use.
1. a) ten percent (10%) of the total number of units of government owned living
accommodations shall be accessible and fully usable by the disabled persons.
b) Ingress / egress from the street to the bldg or structure shall
be made accessible 60 m. max away from the bldg.
CONDITIONS
2. c) when the space allotted for the primary function will not be diminished by more than 10%
of its original area.
d) when the cost of such repair or renovation work is in excess of 20% of the total cost of the
bldg. or structure.
3. a) 50% or more of the total area of the bldg is for public use and
b) the repair or renovation work has not been commenced w/ in 6 mos. from the date of
effectivity of these rules.
5.
public telephones - 1 unit / 5 units shall be provided

RULE II MINIMUM REQTS FOR ACCESSIBILITY


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2.

DESIGN CRITERIA:
1.3 BASIC PHYSICAL PLANNING REQTS
1. ACCESSIBILITY
2. REACHABILITY
3. USABILITY
4. ORIENTATION
5. SAFETY
6. WORKABILITY & EFFICIENCY
DESIGN ELEMENTS :
2.1 GRAPHICS SIGNS the intl symbol of access is white in color with either dark or black
background.
A

2.2
2.3
2.4

WALKWAYS - MIN. WIDTH 1.20 m.


CORRIDORS - MIN. WIDTH 1.20 m.
DOORS & ENTRANCES
a. 1 entrance every bldg
b. entrances w/ vestibules @ least 3.0 m depth
c. 1.50 m min. level area at opening sides of doors
d. entrance doors ( structl opening ) 1.0 m & a min
clear opening of 0.80 m ( width of doors min. )
e. doors to open easily 4.0 kg of force
2.5 WASHROOMS & TOILETS min clear dimension of w-chairs
in w rooms 1.20 m
a. 1 movable scrabbar & 1 fixed to the adjacent wall
b. Turning space - 2.25 sqm w/ min. dimension of 1.50 m
2.6 ELEVATORS min. dimension of 1.10m x 1.40m
2.7 a. Gradient of ramp 1:12
b. Length of ramp shall not exceed 6.0m when longer ram
c. Are required they should be separated by landings 1.50m min
d. Width 1.20
e. Provide a level area at the top & bottom of any ramp not less than 1.80m
f. Handrails 0.70m & 0.90m from the floor
2.8 PARKING AREA width 3.70m
2.9 HEIGTH OF SWITCHES & CONTROLS 0>90m to 1.20m from the floor
2.10WATER FOUNTAINS at least one (1) every 2,000 sqm of floor area.
2.14 PUBLIC TELEPHONES 1.50m x 1.50m ; coin slots, dialing, controls and instructional signs
max 1.10m above the floor
2.16 PLACES OF ASSEMBLY (AUDITORIUMS, ASSEMBLY HALLS, THEATERS,
& THE LIKES.)
a. SEATING CAPACITY
WHEELCHAIR SEATING SPACE
4 - 50
2
51 - 300
4
301 500
6
0b. When more than 500 an additional of 1- seating space for every 100 seating capacity.
- Height of signs from floor 1.40m to 1.60m
PENALTY IMPRISONMENT: (1) not less than one mo. (2) not more
than one year.
(VIOLATION ) fine : p 2,000 to p5,000 or both penalty will be imposed.

DEFINITION OF TERMS AS USED IN THESE RULES & REGULATIONS


BP 344 - ACCESSIBILITY
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2.
3.
4.
5.

ACCESSIBLE refers to features that enabled persons to make used of the primary functions for
w/c a structure is built.
ANTHROPOMETRIC pertaining to the measurement of the human body.
BARRIER FREE unhindered, w/out obstructions to enable disabled persons free passage or
use of the facilities.
CURB CUTOUT a break in the sidewalk or traffic island provided an inclined surface to
facilitate mobility of wheel chairs and similar conveyance.
DOOR a barrier w/c swings, slides, tilts, or folds to close and opening in a wall or cabinet or the

6.
7.
8.
9.

like.
EGRESS an exit, or a means of going out.
PARKING AREA allocated space composed of marked-off portions for single motor vehicles
on a short-time storage basis.
RAMP a sloped surface connecting two or more planes at different levels.
THRESHOLD a strip fastened to the floor beneath a door, usually required to cover the joint
where two types of floor materials meet.

PD 1185 FIRE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES


Abatement any act that would remove or neutralize a fire hazard.
Blasting agent any material or mixture consisting of a fuel and oxidizer used to set of explosives.
Combustible liquid any liquid having a flash point at or above 37.8 c (100 f).
Curtain board a vertical panel of non-combustible or fire resistive materials attached to and extending
below the bottom chord of thereof trusses, to divide the underside of the roof into separate compartments so
that heat & smoke will be directed upwards to a roof vent.
Cryogenic descriptive of any materials, which by its nature or as a result of its reaction w/ other elements
produces a rapid drop in temperature of the immediate surroundings.
Damper a normally open device installed inside an air duct system, which automatically closes to restrict
the passage of smoke of fire.
Electric arc an extremely hot luminous bridge formed by the passage of an electric current across a space
between two conductors or terminals due to the incandescence of the conducting vapor.
Ember a hot piece or lump that remains after a material has partially burned, and is still oxidizing w/out
the manifestation of flames.
Fire lane the portion of a roadway or public-way that should be kept opened and unobstructed at all times
for the expedient operations of fire fighting units.
Flash point the min temp at w/c any materials gives off vapor in sufficient concentration to form an
ignitable mixture w/ air.
Forging a process where a piece of metal is heated prior to changing its shape or dimensions.
Fulminate a kind of stable explosive compound w/c explodes by percussion.
Hypergolic fuel a rocket or liquid propellant w/c consist of combinations of fuels & oxidizers w/c ignite
spontaneously on contract w/ each other.
Jumper a piece of metal or an electric conductor used to bypass a safety device in an electrical system.
Oxidizing material a matl that readily yields oxygen in quantities sufficient to stimulate or support
combustion.
Organic peroxide a strong oxidizing organic compound w/c releases oxygen readily.
Prophetic descriptive of any substance that ignites spontaneously when exposed to air.
Smelting melting or fusing of metallic ores or compounds so as to separate impurities from pure metals.
Fire resistance rating the time duration that matl or const can withstand the effect of hundred-fire test.
Flame spread rating - the time in w/c flame will spread over the surface of a burning material.

Rule I general provisions


Division 1 general

Sec. 1.1 gen. safety for bldg, structure or facility


a. Fire suppression devices, equipment or systems
b. Fire safety construction
c. Fire protection & warning system

Sec. 1.5 definitions


Class a fire fire involving ordinary combustible materials
such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber & plastics.
Class b fire fire in flammable liquid & gases
Class c fire fire involving energized electrical equipment.
Class d fire fire involving combustible metals, such
as magnesium, sodium, & other SIMILAR MATLS.

RULE 3 FIRESAFETY IN BLDGS, STRUCTURES & FACILITIES


DIVISION 3 CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPATION OF OCCUPANCY & HAZARD
OF CONTENTS.

SEC 3.1

CLASSIFICATION OF OCCUPANCY

A. ASSEMBLY
churches; passenger stations
B. EDUCATIONAL
care school
C. INSTITUTIONAL
reformatories, jails
D. RESIDENTIAL
E. MERCANTILE
F. BUSINESS
G. INDUSTRIAL
H. STORAGE
I. MIXED
J. MISCHELLANEOUS

- 50 persons or more for commercial; restaurant:


- schools; university; college; academies; nursery/day
- hospitals/nursing homes; penal inst.;
- hotels/motels; dormitories; orphanage; lodging/pension house
- stores; markets; drugstores; shopping centers; aciction rooms
- professional offices; city/town halls; courts; libraries
- factories, labs; dry cleaning & power plants; laundries
- warehouse; freight term; parking garages; barns
- two or more classes of occupancy
- building or structure that cannot be properly classified.

SEC 3.2 CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARD OF CONTENTS


(1) LOW
(2) ORDINARY
(3) HIGH

- low combustibility
- to burn with moderate rapidity
- to burn with extreme

DIVISION 4 MEANS OF EGRESS

SEC 3.1 GENERAL PROVISION


A. WIDTH & CAPACITY
1. Capacity in no. Or persons per unit of exit width shall be as level egress components (inc. class
b ramps) 100 persons inclined egress components (inc. class b ramps) 60 persons
2. Means of egress shall be measured in units of exit of 55 cm.

SEC 3.2 DOORS


A.WIDTH & FLOOR LEVEL
1. No single door in a doorway shall be less than 71 cm wide.
2. No single door in a doorway shall exceed 122cm wide
3. Exterior and interior floor level diff. 20.5cm max.
B. PANIC HARDWARE:
1. 7 kilos of force replied to open
2. Min. 76cm & 112cm max. ht. of bar

SEC 3.3 INTERIOR STAIRS & SMOKEPROOF TOWER


A. CLASSES OF STAIRS

- MIN. WIDTH
- MAX HEIGTH
- MIN. WIDTH OF TREAD EXCLUSIVE
OF NOSING PROJECTION
- MAX HEIGTH BET. LANDINGS
- MIN. HEADROOM
- MIN. DIMENSION OF LANDINGS IN
DIRECTION OF TRAVEL

CLASS A
112cm
19cm

CLASS B
112 cm; 91 cm less than
50 persons served
20cm

25cm
2.75m
2.0 m

23cm
3.70m
2.0m

112mm

112m

B. TREADS & RISERS


1. 60cm MIN. OR 63.5cm MAX
2. MIN. No. OF RISERS IN ONE (1) FLIGHT 3 (THREE)
C. STAIRS DETAILS
1. STAIR, FLATFORM, LANDING, BALCONY & STAIR HALLWAYS FLOOR SHALL
CARRY A LOAD OF 488k/m square meter OR ON CONCENTRATED LOAD OF 136 ks.
2. TREAD LESS THAN 25cm, PROVIDE 25mm NOSING.
D. HANDRAILS
1. MIN 76cm. & 86.5cm ABOVE THE UPPER SURFACE OF THE TREAD
2. 38mm MIN. CLEARANCE BET. HANDRAIL & WALL.
3. CAN SUPPORT A LOAD OF 91 ks. MIN.
E. GUARDS
1.106cm HIGH MIN.
3. 91cm MIN. ON INTERIOR BALCONIES & MEZZANINES
F. SMOKE PROOF TOWER
1. ACCESS FROM A BLDG. TO VESTIBULES OR BALCONIES 1.0m WIDE
DOORWAYS 0.91M WIDE FOR EXISTING TOWERS.WITH CLEAR WIRE
GLASS 0.5 square meter MAX.

SEC 3.6 RAMPS


A. INSIDE RAMPS
1. WIDTH
2. SLOPE
3. MAX. HEIGHT BET. LANDINGS
4. CAPACITY IN PERSONS / UNIT
AS MODIFIED BY DIV. 7 THRU 15
a. DOWN
b. UP

CLASS A
112cm MIN.
8 TO 10%
NO LIMIT

60
45

CLASS B
76 TO 112cm
10 TO 17 %
3.66m

45
45

B. A ramp and the platforms & landings associated therewith 488-kilos/square-meter live load
minimum.

SEC 3.8 ESCALATORS & MOVING WALKS


A. A SINGLE ESCALATOR 81cm CREDITED AS 1 UNIT OF EXIT WIDTH.
120cm WIDE- CREDITED FOR 2 UNITS OF EXIT WIDTH.

SEC 3.9 FIRE ESCAPE STAIRS, LADDERS & SLIDE ESCAPES

A.DETAILS OF FIRE
ESCAPE STAIRS
(EXISTING STAIRS) (FOR VERY SMALL BLDG)
1. MIN. WIDTH
55.9cm
45.7cm
2. MIN. HOR DIM. ANY
LANDING OF PLATFORM
55.9cm
45.7cm
3. MAX RISE
22.9Cm
30.5cm
4.MIN. TREAD, EXCLUDING
OF NOSING
22.9cm
15.25cm
5. MAX. HEIGHT BET. LANDINGS
3.66m
- NO REQUIREMENT
6. MIN HEADROOM
2.13m
1.98m
7. ACCESS TO ESCAPE
DOOR OR CASEMENT WINDOWS
WIN. 61cm BY 1.98m
8. HANDRILS & GUARDS SHALL BE CONSTRUCTED TO WITHSTAND
A FORCE OF 91 KILOS.
10. HEIGHT 76cm MIN.& 107cm MAX.
B. SLIDE ESCAPE
1. 25% of the required no. of units of exit width.
C. FIRE ESCAPE
1. SHALLBE RIVERTED OR WELDED IN POSITION 25cm.
MIN. 30.5cm MAX. ON CENTER
2. RUNGS 22mm/MIN.
3. RAILS 1.25cmx5cm IN SECTION MIN.
4. ACCESS TO ROOFS 114cm M9IN. ABOVE
THE ROOF LINE OF PARAPET
5. CLEARANCE BET. RUNG & BLDG 16cm MIN.

RULE 4 MAINTENANCE
SEC 4.4 CORRIDOR & EXTERIOR EXIT BALCONIES
WIDTH trim handrails and doors, when fully opened, shall not reduce the required width by more
than 8cm.
HEIGHT not less than 2m measured from the lowest projection from the ceiling.

SEC 4.5 STAIRWAYS


WIDTH trim shall not reduce the required width by more than 9cm
LANDINGS shall no be reduced in width by more than 9cm.
HEADROOM not less than 195cm.

SEC 4.6 RAMPS


WIDTH SHALL BE MAINTAINED AS REQD FOR CORRIDORS.
SLOPE SHALL NOT EXCEED 12.5 % OF A RISE OF ONE CENTEMETER
FOR EVERY 8cm OF FORWARD DISTANCE.

RULE 6 FIRE PROTECTION APPLIANCES


DIVISION 1 INSTALLATION & MAINTENANCE

SEC. 6.10 DRY STANDPIPES


A. LOCATION at every floor level landing above the first floor at no point shall be more than
40m travel distance.
B. DETAILED REQUIREMENTS

1. CONSTRUCTION fitting & connections shall be of sufficient strength to w/ stand not less
than 21 kilos/ square centimeter of water pressure for 2 hours. And in no case shall the pressure be less than
3.5 kilos / square centimeter above the maximum working pressure
2. All horizontal runs shall have 20% slopes for draining.
3. SIZE shall be not less than 102 mm in buildings in w/c the highest outlet is 23m. or less,
above the fire service connections. Higher than 23m shall no not less than 153mm.
4. FIRE SERVICE CONNECTIONS not less than 46cm nor more than 122cm
nor more than 122cm above grade.

SEC 6.11 WET STANDPIPES


A. SHALL BE LOCATED SO THAT ALL PORTIONS OF THE BLDGS
ARE W/IN 6m OF A NOZZLE ATTACHED TO 22m OF HOSE.
B. DETAILED REQUIREMENTS
1. SIZE shall be not less than 64mm dia. when the height of the riser is 15m. or more above
the source and shall not be less than 51mm dia. when the height of the riser is less than
15m above the source.
2. OUTLETS all interior standpipe shall be equipped with a 38mm valve in each storey.
Located not less than 19cm or more than 192mm above the floor.
3. HOSE & HOSE REELS each wet standpipe outlet shall be supplied w/ a hose not less
than 38mm dia.
4. WATER SUPPLY standpipe shall deliver not less than 132 liters of h2o/mm and not less
than 1.8 kilos/square centimeter residual pressure from each of any two outlets
flowing simultaneously for 30 min.
WHERE COMBINATION STANDPIPES ARE INSTALLED,
38mm outlet system may be supplied from the combination system with a 51mm
connecting line.
5. PRESSURE & GRAVITY TANKS shall have a capacity of 265liters of h2o/min. for 30
min.
6. SIGNS (1) DRY STANDPIPES raised letters of at least 25mm in height
dry standpipe
(2) WET STANDPIPES 76mm high letters fire service use only
(3) COMBINATION STANDPIPE - - raise a letters of at least 25mm in height.
combination standpipe & test connections

RULE 23 FLAMMABLE & COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS


DIVISION 1 GEN PROVISIONS

SEC 23.2

CLASS I 37.8 DEGREE C FLASH POINT 22.8 DEGREE CELSIUS


CLASS III ABOVE 60 DEGREE C FLASH POINT
CLASS II ABOVE 37.8 DEGREE C & BELOW 60 DEGREE C
FLASH POINTS.
DEFINITIONS:
CLASS I 37.8 DEGREE CELSIUS A COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID IS ANY
LIQUID HAVING A FLASH POINT AT OR ABOVE 37.8 DEGREE C.

REPUBLIC ACT
RA 544
RA 545
RA 546
RA 4566
RA 876

- Civil engineering law


- Architecture law
- Creating bd. of examiners to enforce Ra 545
- Contractors licensing law
- Arbitration law

RA 386
RA 1364
RA 1378
RA 184
*CA 294

- Civil code of the Philippines


- Sanitary Engineering law
- Plumbing Code of the Philippines
- Electrical Engineering law
- Mechanical Engineering law
(Commonwealth act)
RA 1080
- Making bar & bd. exam equivalent to
Ist grade civil service eligibility.
RA 4211 - Permitting under-aged persons to take the board exam on condition that they will
not practice until the required age.
RA 5181 - Requiring residence and reciprocity for the practice of profession by aliens.
RA 6511 - Failure to pay annual registration fees for 5 yrs. by registered professional.
RA 1581 - Architects and engineers terms allowed on firm and partnerships.

PRESIDENTIAL DECREE
RA 6541
PD 1096
PD 1185
PD 49
PD 657
PD 1350
PD 1723
PD 757
PD. 957
PD 1216

- A.k.a. nbc (old)


- National Building Code (n.b.c.)
- Fire Code of the Philippines( FC.P.)
- Intellectual Property Law
- Allowing foreigners to practice without board examination
- Allowing applicants for citizenship to take board exam pending approval
of their petition
- Architects liability for 15 yrs
- National Housing Authority
- Subdivision and Condominium Buyers decree
- Defining Open Space

PD 772
PD 223
PD 1308
E.O. 164

- Anti squatting Law


- Decree creating Professional Regulation Commission (P.R.C.)
- The Law Institutionalize the Environmental Planning Profession (1993)
- The executive order regulating the hiring of foreign consultants

BATAS PAMBANSA
BP 220
BP 344
BP 4304
BP 3200
PB 422

- Economic and Socialized Housing


- Accessibilty Law
- Architecture in the world
- Different Profession in the Philippines
- An Act Instituting a Professional Regulatory Code for the practice of different professions in
The Philippines (parliamentary bill)

LETTER OF INSTRUCTION
LOI 1000 - Authorizing only Government accredited organization to host & represent the
Filipino professional in international conferences.
LOI 19 - Removing illegal const of structures along esteros, river,rr
LOI 556 - Government program for low cost housing
LOI 557 - Slum Improvement Policy
LOI 624 - Creation of Plan Enforcement And Regulation Center
LOI 511 - Creating Coordinating Council for town planning, housing & zoning, developing
local housing & town planning outside Metro Manila.