Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: used. All shelves and fixtures shall be of incombustible materials. 4.2 Films stored in cabinets shall be placed in individual roll containers or ICC containers. However, if stored in cabinets with individual insulated compartments, they need not be placed inside individual containers. RULE XIV - OCCUPANT LOADS Pursuant to Section 1207 of the National Building Code, (PD 1096), the following rules and regulations shall govern the determination of occupant loads. For purposes of this Rule, the term Occupant Load shall mean the total number of persons that may occupy a building or a portion thereof at any one time. 1. Determination of Occupant Load - The occupant load in any building or portion thereof for the purpsoe or resolving the required number of exits shall be determined by dividing the floor area assigned to that use by the unit area per occupant set forth in Table A. 1.1 When the unit area per occupant for any particular occupancy is not provided for in the Table, the Building Official shall determine the same based on the unit area for the occupancy which it most nearly resembles. 1.2 The occupant load of any area having fixed seats shall be determined by the number of fixed seats installed. Aisles serving the fixed seats in said area shall not be included in determining the occupant load. 1.3 The occupant load permitted in a building or portion thereof may be increased above that specified in the Table if the necessary exits are provided. 1.4 In determining the occupant load, all portions of a building shall be pressumed to be occupied at the same time. 1.4.1 Exception - Accessory use areas which ordinarily are used only by persons who occupy the main areas of an occupancy shall be provided with exits as though they were completely occupied. However, in computing the maximum allowable occupant load for the floor/building, the occupant load of the accessory area/s shall be disregarded. Table A: General Requirements for Occupant Loads and Exits* UNIT AREA Minimum of two Exits PER other than elevators are USE OR OCCUPANCY OCCUPANT required where number (Sq.M.) of occupants is over A. Dwellings 28 B. Hotels Apartments 18.6 18.6 10 10 10 Dormitories C. Classrooms Conference Rooms Exhibit Rooms Gymnasia School Shops Vocational Institutions Laboratories 18.6 10 1.8 50 1.4 50 1.4 50 1.4 50 4.6 50 4.6 50 4.6 50 UNIT AREA Minimum of two Exits PER other than elevators are USE OR OCCUPANCY OCCUPANT required where number (Sq.M.) of occupants is over D. Hospitals **, Sanitaria** Nursing Homes** Children's Homes** Homes for the Aged** Nurseries for Children 8.4 5 7.4 5 7.4 7.4 3.25 5 5 6 E. Stores - Retail Sales Rooms Basement 2.8 50 Ground Floor 2.8 50 Upper Floors 5.6 10 Offices 9.3 30 Aircrafts hangars (no repair) 46.5 10 Parking Garages 18.6 30 Dining Establishments 1.4 30 Kitchens (Commercial) 18.6 50 F. Warehouses Mechanical Equipment Rooms G. Garages H. Auditoriums Theaters Churches & chapels Dance Floors Reviewing Stands Stadia NOTE: 28 30 28 9.3...
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