Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: outes and facilities that are accessible; 6.4 Should a sign protrude into a walkway or route, a minimum headroom of 2.0 meters should be provided; 6.5 Signs on walls and doors should be located at a maximum height of 1.60 M. and a minimum height of 1.40 meters. For signage on washroom doors, see C. Section 8.6. 6.6 Signages labeling public rooms and places should have raised symbols, letters or numbers with minimum height of 1 mm; brails symbols should be included in signs indicating public places and safety routes; 7. CROSSINGS 7.1 In order to reduce the exposure time to vehicular traffic, all at grade crossing should 7.1.1 Be as near perpendicular to the carriageway as possible. 7.1.2 Be located at the narrowest, most convenient part of the carriageway. 7.1.3 Have central refuges of at least 1.5 m in depth and preferably 2 m, provided as a midcrossing shelter, where the width of carriageway to be crossed exceeds 10 m. 7.2 All crossings should be located close if not continguous with the normal pedestrian desire line. 7.3 Provide tactile blocks in the immediate vicinity of crossings as an aid to the blind. The tactile surface has to be sufficiently high enough to be felt through the sole of the shoe but low enough not to cause pedestrian to trip, or to effect the mobility of wheelchair users. See details of recommended pairing slabs below. Note. Tactile strips formed from brushed or grooved concrete finishes have not been proven successful as they do not provide sufficient distinction from the normal footway surface and tehrefore should not be used. 7.4 The most beneficial form of crossing as far as any disabled are concerned is the light controlled crossing having pedestrian phases and synchronized audiboe signals and should, wherever possible be provided in preference to other types of crossings as determined by the duly authorized agency. 7.5 The audible signal used for crossings should be easily distinguishable from other sounds in theenvironment to prevent confusion to the blind. A prolonged sound should be audible to warn the blind that the lights are about to change. (Design of such a system shall be developed by the Traffic engineering Center.) 7.6 The flashing green period required for the disabled should be determined on the basis of a walking speed of 0.90 m/sec. rather than 1.20 m/sec. which is what is normally used. The minimum period for the steady green (for pedestrians) should not be less than 6 seconds or the crossing distance times 0.90 m/sec., whichever is the greatest. B. PARKING 1. PARKING AREAS 1.1 Parking spaces for the disabled should allow enough space for a person to transfer to a wheelchair from a vehicle; 1.2 Accessible parking spaces should be located as close as possible to building entrances or to accessible entrances; 1.3 Whenever and wherever possible, accessible parking spaces should be perpendicular or to an angle to the road or circulation aisles; 1.4 Accessible parking slots should have a minimum width of 3.70...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2013 for the course ARIDBE AR taught by Professor Any during the Fall '12 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.

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