Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: sary, underpin and support the same by adequate methods. (c) Structure Unsafe of Commencement of Excavation. If the person who causes an excavation to be made has reason to believe an adjoining or adjacent structure is below minimum standard of constructin, such person shall forthwith report his findings officially in writing to the Building Official who shall cause an inspection of such premises to be made, and if such structure is found unsafe, he shall delcare such structure to make ti safe, or its demolition as the circumstances mayu demand. (d) Protection of Excavation. Guards or fences shall be provided along open sides of excavation except that, in the discretion of the building inspector, such guards or fence may be omitted from any side or sides other than those adjacent to streets or public passageways. Section 7.03: Soil Classification (a) General. It is the responsibility of the Engineer to order adequate soil exploration (including test borings) for any building or structure of any height if in his judgment such is necessary. However, test borings shall be required for buildings of four (4) stories and higher. The classification of the soil under all portions of every building shall be based upon the examination of adequare test borings excavations made at the site. The location of the test borings or excavations and the nature of the subsurface materials shall be indicated on the plans. (b) Moisture Content. Due allowance shall be made a determining the capacity of sub-surface materials for the effect of possible change in moisture content. (c) Unequal Loads. Where footings are to be placed at varying elevations the effects of adjacent loads shall be included in the foundation analysis. Section 7.04: Allowable Soil Pressure (a) The allowable unit soil pressure upon every footing shall not exceed the value as set forth in Table 7.04 (B). EXCEPTION: The tabulated values may be modified as prescribed in Section 7.05. Section 7.05: Soil Requirements (a) Requirements. Whenever, in the opinion of the Building Official, the adequacy and class of a soil cannot be determined by the test borings or excavations required by the provision of Section 7.03 (a), he may require a special soil investigation before approving the use of the footing. (b) Deviations. Deviations from the allowable unit soil pressure set forth in Table 7.04(A) and Table 7.04(B) shall be permitted only after performance of a special soil investigation by an agency acceptable to the Building Official. The Building Official may approve such deviations only after receiving a written opinion from the investigating agency together with substantiating evidence. (c) Load Tests. Where the bearing capacity of the soil is not definitely known or is in question, the Building Official may require load tests or other adequate proof as to the permissible safe bearing capacity, at the particular location. To determine the safe bearing capacity of the soil, it may be tested by loading an area not...
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