Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ways 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 located along walkways; when occurring along walkways, grating openings should have a maximum dimension of 13 mm x 13 mm and shall not project more than 6.5 mm above or velow the level of the walkway; 3.6 Walkway should have a continuing surface without abrupt pitches in angle or interruptions by cracks or breaks creating edges above 6.5 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 1.5 meters and should be spaced at a maximum distance of 12.00 meters between stops; 3.8 To guide the blind, walkways should as much as possible follow straight-forward routes with right angle turns; 3.9 Whereplanting is provided adjacent to the walkway, regular maintenance is essential to ensure branches of trees or shrubs do not overhand walkways or parths, as they do nt only present a particular danger to the blind, but they also reduce the effective footway width available to pedestrians; 3.10 Walkway headroom should be less than 2.00 m and should preferably be 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 at crossings; handrails 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 1.00 m to 1.06 m; 4.3 A 0.30 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 cm to 50 cm; 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 6.2 Signs should be kept simple and easy to understand; signages should be made of contrasting colors and gray values to make detection and reading easy; 6.3 Sign Directional and informational sign should be located at points conveniently seen even by a person on a wheelchair.; The international symbol for access should be used to designate routes and facilities that are accessible; Size (cm) Usage A 10 x 10 A, B, C, D 15 X 15 Comfort room stall doors With or without directional arrows to identify doors,...
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