Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: Gazette. Promulgated by: (Sgd.) JESUS B. GARCIA, JR. Secretary Department of Transportation and Communications (Sgd.) JOSE P. DE JESUS Secretary Department of Public Works and Highways IN COORDINATION WITH: The NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE OF DISABLED PERSONS BY: (Sgd.) CORAZON ALMA G. DE LEON Chairman PERSONS/INDIVIDUALS LIABLE FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THE ACT For Buildings/Establishment/Structure 1. 2. 3. 4. Owner or Operator of the Building, Establishment or Structure Contractor Architect Engineer 5. Building Officials or Other Public Officials in-charge with the issuance of building permit, registration, certification and/or inspection of the building, establishment or structure. For Air, Land and Sea Transportation. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Owner/Operator of Public Transportation Body Builders Safety Officers/Engineers/managers Drivers/Conductors/Conductresses Public Officiel in-charge with the issuance of permits, registration, certification and inspectionof the public transportation. ANNEX "A" DEFINITION OF TERMS AS USED IN THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. ACCESSIBLE - refers to features that enable disabled persons to make use of the primary functions for which a structure is built. 2. ALCOVE - a small recessed space in a room or wall. 3. ANTHROPOMETRIC - pertaining to the measurement of the human body. 4. BARRIER-FREE - unhindered, without obstructions to enable disabled persons free passage or use of the facilities. 5. BUILDINGS - public and private buildings and other related structures for public use. Those designed to accommodate and serve persons in the pursuit of educational, commercial, recreational, religious, occupational, medical, political, social activities and others of similar nature as enumerated and provided herein. 6. CORRIDOR - a long interior passageway providing access to several rooms. A public means of access from several rooms or spaces to an exit. 7. CURB - a raised rim of concrete, stone or metal which forms the edge of street, sidewalk, planted area, etc. 8. CURB-CUT-OUT - a break in the sidewalk of traffic island provided with an inclined surface to facilitate mobility of wheeled chairs, carriages and other similar conveyance. 9. DISABLED PERSONS - those suffering from restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being as a result of a mental, physical or sensory impairment. 10. DOOR - an entranceway. A barrier which swings, slides, tilts or folds to close an opening in a wall or cabinet or the like. 11. EGRESS - an exit, or a mans of going out. 12. ELEVATOR - a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform which moves in guides, in a vertical direction serving two or more foors of a building or structure. 13. ENTRANCE - point of entry into a building: an exterior door, vestibule, or a lobby. 14. FLOOR - the surface within a room or area on which one walks. 15. GRADIENT OF RAMP - the degree of inclination of the sloped surface expressed a...
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