Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: pon order of the Building Official. The non-issuance, suspension and revocation of Certificates of Occupancy and the procedure for appeal therefrom shall be governed in so far as applicable, by the provisions of Section 306 and 307 of this Code. CHAPTER 4 TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION SECTION 401. Types of Construction For purposes of this Code, all buildings proposed for construction shall be classified or identified according to the following types: (1) Type I - Type I buildings shall be of wood construction. The structural elements may be any of the materials permitted by this Code. (2) Type II - Type II buildings shall be of wood construction with protective fire-resistant materials and one-hour fire-resistive throughout; Except, that permanent non-bearing partitions may use fire-retardant treated wood within the framing assembly. (3) Type III - Type III buildings shall be of masonry and wood construction. Structural elements may be any of the materials permitted by this Code: Provided, that the building shall be one-hour fireresistive throughout. Exterior walls shall be of incombustible fire-resistive construction. (4) Type IV - Type IV buildings shall be of steel, iron, concrete, or masonry construction. Walls, ceilings, and permanent partitions shall be of incombustible fire-resistive construction: Except, that permanent non-bearing partitions of one-hour fire-resistive construction may use fire-retardant treated wood within the framing assembly. (5) Type V - Type V buildings shall be fire-resistive. The structural elements shall be of steel, iron concrete, or masonry construction. Walls, ceilings, and permanent partitions shall be of incombustible fire-resistive construction. SECTION 402. Changes in Types No change shall be made in the type of construction of any building which would place the building in a different sub-type or type of construction unless such building is made to comply with the requirements for such sub-type of construction: Except, when the changes is approved by the Building Official upon showing that the new or proposed the changes is approved by the Building Official upon showing that the new or proposed construction is less hazardous, based on life and fire risk, than the existing construction. SECTION 403. Requirements on Type of Construction Subject to the provisions of this Chapter, the Secretary shall prescribed standards for each type of construction, and promulgate rules and regulations therefor, relating to structural framework, exterior walls and openings, interior walls and enclosures, floors, exits and stairs construction, and roofs. CHAPTER 5 REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE ZONES SECTION 501. Fire Zones Defined Fire zones are areas within which only certain types of buildings are permitted to be constructed based on their use or occupancy, type of construction, and resistance to fire. SECTION 502. Buildings located in more than One Fire Zone A building or structure which is located partly in one fire zone and partly in anothe...
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