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1096 National Building Code


2 Maximum height of a combustible stand. 2.70 mts.
3 Minimum spacing for seats in a chair type measurement from back to back. 0.85 mtr.
4 Maximum line of travel to an exit of an aisle. 45.00 mts.
5 Maximum slope of an aisle. One is to Eight (1:8)
6 In standard seating, the minimum spacing of rows measured from back to back. 0.84 mtr.
7 Minimum width of any seat. 0.45 mtr.
8 Minimum area of a double acting door view panel. 1,300 sqmm / 1.30 sqm.
9 Minimum clear width of an exit doorway. 0.70 mtr.
10 Maximum width of an exit door leaf. 1.20 mts.
11 Minimum width of an exit corridor. 1.10 mts.
12 Minimum number of exit for floors above the first storey having an occupant load of
2
more than 10
13 Number of exit for occupant load of 599-999. 3
14 Minimum downward projection of a draft curtain 0.30 mtr.
15 Maximum floor area for an attic made of combustible materials. 250.00 sqm
16 Maximum center to center spacing of a draft curtain sprinkler. 1.80 mts.
17 Maximum floor area for an attic made of incombustible materials. 750.00 sqm.
18 Standard gauge for metal hoods in barbeques. Ga. 18
19 Minimum height of a Siamese connection above grade. 300 mm
20 Standard maximum distance of a standpipe from an opening in a stairway. 300 mm
21 Minimum wall thickness of a fireplace. 200 mm
22 Minimum number of exit for a projection room. 2
23 Minimum extended portion of a chimney above the roof. 600 mm
24 Minimum air space between walls of a masonry chimney above the roof. 2" / 50 mm
25 Minimum thickness of glass used for floors. 12.5 mm
26 Maximum rise of one row of seat to the next. 400 mm / 0.40 mtr.
27 Minimum number of exit for stands within a building serving an occupant load of 300. 3
28 Minimum height of a guard rail located in front of the grandstand. 0.90 mtr
29 Minimum width of a run in a stand stair. 0.28 mtr.
30 Minimum spacing for seats with backrests measured from back to back. 0.75 mtr.
31 Minimum spacing for seats without backrests measured from back to back. 0.60 mtr.
32 Minimum width of an exit door in an aisle. 1.70 mts.
33 Minimum intensity of lights for exits. 10.70 lux
34 Minimum width of side aisles. 1.10 mts.
35 Minimum increase in width of aisles for every linear meter. 30 mm
36 Minimum width of an aisle serving only one side. 800 mm / 0.80 mtr.
37 Open space requirement for an interior lot. 50% of lot area
38 Open space requirement for a corner lot or a through lot. 10% of lot area
39 Bounded on all sides or around its periphery by building lines. Inner court
40 Minimum stair width for a residence. 750 mm / 0.75 mtr.
41 Standard minimum area of a toilet. 1.20 sqm.
42 Minimum dimension of a kitchen. 1.50 mts.
43 Minimum area for vent shafts. 1.00 sqm.
44 Air space requirement for a school room per person. 3.00 cum.
45 Air space requirement for a habitable room per person. 14.00 cum.
46 Minimum area of opening of an air duct. 300 sqmm / 0.30 sqm
47 Maximum projection beyond the property line of a footing along the national road and at
300 mm
least 2.40 mts. In depth.
48 Minimum clearance of a canopy or a marquee from the sidewalk. 300mm
49 Minimum stair width for occupant load of less than 50. 0.90 mtr.
50 Minimum width of a temporary walkway. 1.20 mts.
51 Minimum clearance of an arcade above sidewalk. 3.00 mts.
52 Vacant space left between the building and lot lines less than 2.00 mts in width. Setback
53 Minimum horizontal dimension of a court. 2.00 mts.
54 Minimum width of a passageway connecting a street and a court. 1.20 mts.
55 Standard air space requirement per person for factories. 12.00 cum.
56 Minimum headroom clearance for a mezzanine. 1.80 mts.
57 Air supply per person per minute for auditoriums. 0.30 cum
58 Minimum total area of a window or an opening for a room without artificial ventilation. 10% of flr. Area
59 Minimum dimension for a vent shaft. 0.60 mtr.
60 Minimum horizontal clearance of the curb line to the outermost edge of the marquee. 300 mm
61 Minimum clearance of the lowest portion of an awning to the ground. 2.40 mts.
62 Minimum height of a construction fence. 2.40 mts.
63 Minimum live load bearing capacity of a construction canopy. 600 kgs./sqm.
64 Minimum height of a protective railing in a construction. 1.00 mtr.
65 Minimum wind load capacity for roofs for vertical projection. 120 kgs./sqm.
66 Maximum height of a handrail above the stair thread. 0.90 mtr.
67 Minimum ceiling height for naturally ventilated rooms. 2.70 mts.
68 Minimum height of a handrail above the stair thread. 0.80 mtr.
69 Maximum dimension of a stair landing. 1.20 mts.
70 Maximum slope of an exit court. One is to ten (1:10)
71 Minimum width of run for circular stair. 250 mm
72 Minimum headroom clearance for any stair. 2.00 mts.
73 Maximum slope for an exit passageway. One is to Eight (1:8)
74 Maximum height of a Siamese connection above the ground. 1.20 m
75 Maximum distance of any portion of a building from the nozzle of a 23 mts fire hose. 6.00 mts.
76 Minimum number of exit for any stage. 2
77 Minimum extension of a proscenium wall above the roof. 1.20 mts.
78 Minimum width of a stair in a stage egress. 750 mm
79 Minimum thickness of glass for jalousies. 5.60 mm
80 Maximum length of glass for jalousies. 1.20 mts.
81 Minimum width of exit in a stage. 900 mm
82 Minimum lateral spacing for plastic skylights. 2.50 mts.
83 A store window in which goods are displayed. Show window
84 Maximum width of a business sign. 1.20 mts.
85 Minimum distance of a sign from any electrical post or telephone wires. 1.00 mtr.
86 Minimum open space requirement for a corner lot. 10% of lot area
87 Minimum size of thread for an entrance or exit step. 300 mm
88 Maximum slope for an entrance or exit ramp. One is to ten (1:10)
89 Minimum number of steps for an entrance or exit stair. 2
90 Standard turn circle of a wheelchair. 1.50 mts.
91 Office building parking ratio. 1:125 sqm. Of gross floor area
92 Standard size of a perpendicular parking slot. 2.50 X 5.00 mts.
93 Hotel building parking ratio. 1:10 bedrooms
94 Hospital building parking ratio. 1:25 beds
95 Maximum distance of a handicapped parking from the facility being served. 60.00 mts.
96 Colleges and university parking ratio. 1:5 classrooms
97 Theaters, cinemas, auditoria, and stadia parking ratio. 1:50 sqm. Of spectators' area
98 Minimum number of wheelchair seating space for 51-300 seating capacity for auditoriums. 4
99 Minimum width of a dropped curb. 0.90 mtr.
100 Minimum Dimensions of an accessible elevator. 1.10 X 1.40 mts.
101 Maximum distance of an accessible elevator from the entrance of a building. 30.00 mts.
102 Minimum height of signs on walls and doors for the disabled to see comfortable. 1.40 mts.
103 Minimum door width for an accessible elevator. 0.80 mtr.
104 Minimum dimensions for an accessible water closet stall. 1.70 X 1.80 mts.
105 Maximum height of signs on walls and doors for the disabled to see comfortably. 1.60 mts.
106 Minimum width of a parking slot for the disabled. 3.70 mts.
107 Minimum run of a stair for Group A dwellings (residential) 200 mm
108 Minimum ceiling height from 3rd floor to succeeding floors with artificial ventilation. 2.10 mts.
109 Minimum area of rooms for human habitation. 6.00 sqm.
110 Least dimension of rooms for human habitation. 2.00 mts.
111 Least dimension of an air duct. 300 mm
112 Maximum encroachment into a public sidewalk of a foundation at least 600 mm below
500 mm
the grade line.
113 Minimum width of an exit door. 0.90 mts.
114 Maximum width reduced by handrails and doors fully opened to balconies and
200 mm
corridors
115 Minimum width of stairs serving more than 50 occupants. 1.10 mts.
116 Minimum width of stairs serving less than 10 occupants. 750 mm
117 Maximum reduction in width of a stair due to trims and handrails. 100 mm
118 Minimum run of a winding stair. 150 mm
119 Maximum run of a winding stair. 300 mm
120 Allowable tolerance in the rise and run of every step. 5 mm
121 Width of stair requiring an intermediate handrail. 3.00 mts.
122 Minimum width of an aisle serving both sides. 1.00 mts.
123 Maximum number of seats between the wall and the aisle. 7
124 Maximum distance between the back of each seat to the front of the seat behind it. 300 mm
125 Maximum width of seat in a stand. 480 mm
126 Maximum projection of a penthouse or other projections above the roof. 8.40 mts
127 Maximum ratio of a penthouse area to that of the supporting roof. one third (1/3)
128 Minimum thickness of masonry chimney for residentials. 100 mm
129 Minimum thickness of rubble stone masonry chimney for residentials. 300 mm
130 Minimum firebox wall thickness. 250 mm
131 Minimum thickness of smoke chamber back walls. 150 mm
132 minimum thickness of front and side smoke chamber walls. 200 mm
133 Minimum number of storeys requiring one (1) or more dry standpipes. 4
134 Minimum volume of water a dry standpipe should provide. 900 liters/minute
135 Diameter of a dry standpipe requiring a two-way Siamese connection. 4" (100mm)
136 Diameter of a dry standpipe requiring a three-way Siamese connection. 5" (125mm)
137 Diameter of a dry standpipe requiring a four-way Siamese connection. 6" (150mm)
138 Minimum volume of water an interior wet standpipe should provide. 190 liters/minute
139 Minimum diameter of a wet standpipe. 2" (50mm)
140 Standard diameter of a dry standpipe opening. 2 1/2" (63mm)
141 Standard length of a fire hose. 23.00 mts
142 Maximum distance of a hose nozzle to any portion of a building. 6.00 mts.
143 Standard diameter of a wet standpipe valve. 38 mm (11/2")
144 Maximum projection into a sidewalk of a sign 4.50 mts. above grade. 1.00 mtr.
145 Minimum vertical clearance from the bottom of a signage to an arcaded sidewalk. 5.00 mts.
146 Minimum vertical clearance from the bottom of a signage to non-arcaded sidewalk. 3.00 mts.
147 Number of days of work abandonment of stoppage for a building permit to expire. 120 days
148 Width of planting strip for sidewalks 2.00 mts in width. 0.80 mtr.
149 Minimum horizontal distance of the curb line to the outermost face of an arcade. 500 mm
150 Maximum vertical clearance of an arcade above grade. 6.00 mts.
151 Slope of ramp of road-way to sidewalk. 1/3 - 1/4
152 Slope of driveway to sidewalk where the height of curb is 200 mm and above. One is to Eight (1:8)
153 Minimum vertical clearance of primary lines from the crown of the pavement when
10.00 mts.
crossing the highway.
154 Minimum vertical clearance of primary lines from top of sidewalk when installed along
7.5 mts.
the side of the highway.
155 Vertical clearance of secondary lines from sidewalks along or crossing the street. 7.5 mts.
156 Minimum clearance of conductors from the highest point of a roof. 2.50 mts.
157 Maximum height of a dumbwaiter. 1.20 mts.
158 Maximum area of a dumbwaiter. 3,861 sqcms.
159 Minimum clearance of conductors from any platform or ground or projection from which
3.00 mts.
they might be reached.
160 Minimum vertical clearance of service drop of communication lines above ground at its
3.00 mts.
point of attachment to than building or pedestal.
161 Vertical clearance of a service drop communication line when crossing a street. 5.50 mts.
162 Maximum capacity of a dumbwaiter. 277 kgs.
163 Minimum width of an access road to a cul-de-sac. 3.00 mts.
164 Unit area per occupant for dwellings. 28.00 sqm.
165 Unit area per occupant for Hotels. 18.6 sqm.
166 Unit area per occupant for offices and garages. 9.30 sqm.
167 Unit area per occupant for class rooms. 1.80 sqm.
168 Unit area per occupant for stores - retail sales rooms upper floors. 5.60 sqm.
169 Unit area per occupant for nurseries for children. 3.25 sqm.
170 Unit area for stores -retail sales room for basement and ground floor. 2.80 sqm.
171 Unit area for hospitals and sanitaria. 8.40 sqm.
172 Unit area per occupant for aircraft hangars without repairs. 46.50 sqm.
173 Unit area per occupant for warehouses and mechanical equipment room. 28.00 sqm.
174 Unit area per occupant for theaters and the like. 0.65 sqm.
175 Parking requirement for Hotels. 1 slot/5 rooms
176 Parking requirement for public assembly buildings such as cinemas, auditoria, theaters,
1 slot/50 sqm. Of spectators' area
and the like.
177 Parking requirement for multi family living unit of 50 sqm floor area. 1slot/8 units
178 Parking requirement for multi family living unit above 100 sqm floor area. 1 slot/unit
179 Parking requirement for multi family living unit for 50-100 sqm floor area. 1 slot/4 units
180 Parking requirement for clubhouses, beach houses, and the like. 1 slot/100 sqm of gross flr.area
181 Parking requirement for motels. 1 slot/unit
182 Minimum parking requirement for the handicapped. 1 slot/50 parking slots
183 Parking requirement for colleges and universities. 1 slot/5 classrooms
184 Parking requirement for elementary, secondary, and vocational schools. 1 slot/10 classrooms
185 In BP344, the required width of a corridor. 1.20 mts.
186 Maximum slope of a drop curb towards the street. 1:20
187 Maximum slope of a drop curb towards adjoining curb. 1:12
188 Maximum spacing for wheelchair turnabouts. 12.00 mts.
189 Maximum slope of a ramp. 1:12
190 Maximum distance of handicapped parking from the structure served. 60.00 mts.
191 Preferred width of corridor for the disabled. 1.50 mts.
192 Maximum height of a water closet from the floor. 0.50 mts.
193 Preferred height of switches from the floor. 1.10 mts.
194 Minimum height of a switch from the floor. 0.90 mts.
195 Maximum height of a switch from the floor. 1.20 mts.
196 Least dimension for a parking slot for the disabled. 3.70 mts.
197 In BP344, the minimum height of a handrail. 0.70 mtr.
198 Maximum length of a ramp for wheelchair. 6.00 mts.
199 Minimum length of a ramp landing for wheelchairs. 1.50 mts.
200 One or more habitable rooms which are occupied or which are intended or designated to
Dwelling unit
be occupied by one family with facilities for cooking , sleeping, living, and eating.
201 That portion of the foundation of a structure which spreads and transmits loads directly
Footing
to the ground or soil.
202 A continuous horizontal layer of masonry units. Course
203 A room or suite of two or more rooms, designed and intended for , or occupied by one
Apartment
family for living, sleeping, eating, and cooking purposes.
204 A stationary open hearth or brazier, either fuel-fired or electric, used for food preparation. Barbecue
205 A portion of the seating space of an assembly room, the lowest part of which is raised
Balcony
1.20 mts or more above the level of the main floor.
206 The pipe which connects a flue-burning appliance to a chimney. Chimney connector
207 A hearth and fire chamber or similarly prepared place in which a fire may be made and
Fireplace
which is built in conjunction with a chimney.
208 A horizontal structural piece which supports the end of the floor beams or joists or walls
Girder
over opening.

209 Same as heliport except that no refueling, maintenance, repairs, or storage of


Helistop
helicopters is permitted.
210 The vertical supports, such as posts or stanchions, as used in indigenous or traditional
Suportales
type of construction.
211 Any surface or underground construction covered on top, or any fire-proof construction
Vault
intended for the storage of valuables.
212 A term which may be used synonymously with a partition. Cross wall
213 The unit area per occupant for hotels. 18.60 sqm.
214 The unit area per occupant for dining establishments. 1.40 sqm.
215 The unit area per occupant for theaters. 0.65 sqm.
216 A building permit shall expire if work authorized is abandoned or suspended at any time
120 days / 4 mos.
after commencement for a period of.
217 Front yards for commercial buildings abutting a road-right-of-way of 25-29 meters shall
8.00 mts.
have a minimum width of
218 Offices shall be provided how many cubic meters of air per person? 12.00 cum.
219 Multiple living units of up to 6 units built on the same lot shall have an access road
3.00 mts.
directly connecting said building to a public street a width of.
220 Sidewalks of 2 mts or more in width shall include on its outer side a planting strip of not
800 mm / 0.80 mtr.
less than how many millimeters in width?
221 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 500 mm
not be less than.
222 Printing plants shall be classified under what type of occupancy. Business and mercantile
223 Power plants shall be classified under what type of occupancy. Industrial
224 Residentials, hotels
Convents shall be classified under what type of occupancy.
and apartments.
225 Repair garages shall be classified under what type of occupancy. Storage and hazardous
226 Reformatories shall be classified under what type of occupancy. Institutional
227 Turnabout should also be provided at or whithin how many meters of dead end. 3.50 mts.
228 In B.P. 344, the maximum slope a ramp is. 1:12
229 Under B.P. 344, a level area of not less than how many meters shall be provided at the
1.80 mts.
230 top and bottom of any ramp.
231 Under what classification of occupancy does Mental Hospitals fall? Institutional
232 Residentials, hotels
Under what classification of occupancy does Monasteries fall?
and apartments.
233 Under what classification of occupancy does Aircraft hagars fall? Business and mercantile
234 Under what classification of occupancy does cold storage and creameris fall? Industrial
235 Under what classification of occupancy does private garage fall? Accessory
236 Minimum loading slot requirement for Hospitals and hotels. 1 truck loading slot
237 Minimum travel distance from handicapped parking to facility being served. 60 mts.
238 Percentage required for number of parking if parking garages are available within 200
20%
meters of structure.
239 Parking requirement for amusement centers. 1/50 sqm of gross floor area
240 Parking requirement for markets. 1/150 sqm of shopping flr area
241 Parking requirement for neigborhood shopping centers. 1/100 sqm of shopping flr area
242 Parking requirement for multi-family living units of more than 100 sqm of living unit area. 1/living unit
243 Parking requirement for multi-family living units of up to 50 sqm of living unit area. 1/8 living units
244 Parking requirement for places of worhip. 1/50 sqm of congregation are
245 Maximum projection of a balcony over a street of over 3 meters but not more than 6 mts. 0.60 mtr.
246 Maximum projection of a balcony over a street of 10 mts to less than 11 mts in width. 1.00 mtr.
247 Maximum height of 1st floor for a 2-story wood structure with a height of 7 mts. 4.50 mts.
248 Maximum spacing of posts for 2-story wooden structure with a height of 8 mts. 4.50 mts.
249 Under what classification of occupancy does fences of over 1.80 mts in height fall? Accessory
250 Under what classification of occupancy does Aircraft repair hangars fall? Storage and hazardous
251 Under what classification of occupancy does factories and workshops using
Industrial
incombustible and non-explosive materials.
252 Under what classification of occupancy does wood working establishements fall? Storage and hazardous
253 Under what classification of occupancy does police and fire stations fall? Business and mercantile
254 Standard length of a Wheelchair. 1.10 - 1.30 mts.
255 Standard width of a wheelchair. 0.60 - 0.75 mts.
256 How many meters above the floor is the comfortable reach of persons confined to a
0.70 - 1.20 mts.
wheelchair.
257 How many meter is the comfortable clearance for knee and leg space under tables for
0.74 mts.
wheelchair users.
258 Accessibility, reachability, usability, orientation, workability and efficiency, and ___ are
Safety
the basic planning requirements of BP344.
259 Number of wheelchair seating for an assembly seating capacity of 51-300. 4
260 Magna Carta for Disabled
R.A. 7277
Persons
261 A long interior passageway providing access to several rooms. Corridor
262 A raised rim of concrete, stone or metal which forms the edge of street, sidewalk, etc. Curb