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Physiological Criteria

Site topography

Ideally, the site should be flat or ,somehow, has minimal slope. With this, the construction cost will be
economical and zero wastage of soil. In addition, the site with fair level will provide oppurtunities in
accepting occupants for the housing development. This criterion must evaluate based on the needs of
every households plus the need of social facilities (parks, playgrounds, etc.) in the housing
development in the site.
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>25 % slope
1
4-10% slope
2
15 - 25% slope
3
10 - 15% slope
4
0 -4% slope
Surface and subsurface water
Determine the flooding history of the area/city where the site is located. The site should be located
where there will be no access of flooding. Evaluate this criterion as follows:
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1
2

The area has a history of flooding in last 5 years


The area where the site is located has the history of flooding with the last 5 years but the
site is not affected
The area where the site is located has no history of flooding.
Construction Cost Criteria

Existing water utility


Connection into an existing, reliable water supply system with adequate capacity is preferred. Sites
closest to the existing system would be rated highest. When considering adequacy, dont forget fire
suppression system requirements. If a new water system is required for the site, then sites should be
rated as to their potential to support/provide the system. Evaluate this criterion based on the
availability of water utilities.
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No existing system; no known/potential water supply near site
1
No existing water system; potential water supply near site
2
No existing water system available; known water supply at site
3
Adequate, reliable water system is available adjacent to or near the site
4
Adequate, reliable water system is available within the site
Existing site development

Ideally, the site must be free from any site development. Otherwise, the site must be evaluated on the
type of existing site development.
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1
2

Site has many existing development; will all be problematic to relocate/demolish


Has 2000 square meters or less in existing development; all relocatable/demolish
Site has no existing development

Social Criteria
Proximity to educational facility
For housing development, educational centers like schools must be available near the area. Best
choice of site is having a school adjacent to the site. However, the site can be evaluate based on the
following:
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2
Proximity

No school near the site


There are schools near the site
There are schools adjacent to the site
to shopping facility

Social facilities like malls, shopping center and grocery store is an advantage in getting clients for a
housing development. The nearer the site to shopping facility, the better. The site with adjacent
shopping facility must be rated the highest. Otherwise, the site could be evaluated by the following
rank:
0
1
2
Proximity

No malls near the site


There are malls near the site
There are malls adjacent to the site
to medical facility

Medical facilities is an advantage in getting clients for a housing development. The neare the site to
medical facility, the better. The site with adjacent medical facility must be rated the highest.
Otherwise, the site could be evaluated by the following rank:
0
1
2
Proximity

No hospitals near the site


There are hospitals near the site
There are hospitals adjacent to the site
to sports facility

Soprts facilities like gym, basketball court, indoor swimming pool is an advantage in getting clients for
a housing development. The nearer the site to sports facility, the better. The site with adjacent sports
facility must be rated the highest. Otherwise, the site could be evaluated by the following rank:
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1
2
Proximity

No sports facility near the site


There are sports facility near the site
There are sportsfacility adjacent to the site
to landmark/s

To secure the possibility of finding the site easily by clients, it is good to have the site near to a
landmark. If the site is located to a historical landmark, the design of the housing facility within the
site must be careful not to overrate the design of the historical place near the site. If the landmark is
not as historical, on the other hand, the site must be rated highest. Thus, the site must be evaulated
by the adjacency of the site to a landmark and the type of landmark adjacent to the site.
0

There is no landmark near/adjacent the site

1
There is a historical landmark near the site
2
there is a landmark near the site
Proximity to a major mode of transportation
The site should be accessible to the clients. Mode of transportation is one of the advantage. The site
can be access, aside from private vehicle, through bus, jeep, AUV, tricycle, or any mode of public
transportation. The site can be evaluated as follows:
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No mode of transportation available
1
Tricycle can access the site
2
Jeepney and tricycle can access the site
3
Private vehicles, jeepneys, buses and tricycle can access the site.
Zoning plan
The site should be seated on the area favorable for a residential space prior to the zoning plan
provided by the city. This criterion must be evaluated by the following:
1
The site sits on a commercial area
2
The site sits on a mixed-used area
3
The site sits on a residential area

ogical Criteria

minimal slope. With this, the construction cost will be


, the site with fair level will provide oppurtunities in
nt. This criterion must evaluate based on the needs of
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on Cost Criteria

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; will all be problematic to relocate/demolish


xisting development; all relocatable/demolish

al Criteria

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