Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: with slip-resistant material. 3.2 Whenever and wherever possible, walkways should have a gradient no more than 1:20 or 5%. 3.3 Walkways should have a maximum cross gradient of 1:100. 3.4 Walkways should have a minimum width of 1.20 meters. 3.5 If possible, gratings should never be located along walkways. When occurring along walkways, grating openings should have a maximum dimension of of 13 mm x 13 mm and shall not project more than 6.5 mm above the level of the walkway. 3.6 Walkways should have a continuing surface without abrupt pitches in angle or interruptions by cracks or breaks creating edges above 6.50 mm. 3.7 In lengthy or busy walkways, spaces should be provided at some point along the route so that a wheelchair may pass another or turn around. These spaces should have a minimum dimension of 1.50 m and should be spaced at a maximum distance of 12:00 m between stops. 3.8 To guide the blind, walkways should as much as possible follow straightforward routes with right angle turns. 3.9 Where planting is provided adjacent to the walkway, regular maintenance is essential to ensure branches of trees or shrubs do not overhang walkways or paths, as not only do these present a particular danger to the blind, but they also reduce the effective footways width available to pedestrians generally. 3.10 Walkway headroom should not be less than 2.0 m and preferably higher. 3.11 Passageways for the disabled should not be obstructed by street furniture, bollards, sign posts or columns along the defined route, as they can be hazardous. 4. HANDRAILS 4.1 Handrails should be installed at both sides of ramps and stairs and at the outer edges of dropped curbs. Handrails at dropped curbs should not be installed beyond the width of any crossing so as not to obstruct pedestrian flow. 4.2 Handrails shall be installed at 0.90 m and 0.70 m above steps or ramps. Handrails for protection at great heights may be installed at 1.0 m to 1.06 m. 4.3 30 m long extension of the handrail should be provided at the start and end of ramps and stairs. 4.4 Handrails that require full grip should have a dimension of 30 mm to 50 mm. 4.5 Handrails attached to walls should have a clearance no less than 50 mm from the wall. Handrails on ledges should have a clearance not less than 40 mm. 5. OPEN SPACES 5.1 Where open spaces are provided, the blind can become particularly disoriented. therefore, it is extremely helpful if any walkway or paths can be given defined edges either by the use of planters with dwarf walls, or a grass verge, or similar, which provides a texture different from the path. 6. SIGNAGES 6.1 Directional and informational sign should be located at points conveniently seen even by a person on a wheelchair and those with visual impairments; 6.2 Signs should be kept simple and easy to understand; signages should be made of contrasting colors and contrasting gray matter to make detection and reading easy; 6.3 The international symbol for access should be used to designate r...
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