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Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: s a percentage or ratio. 16. GRAPHIC SIGN - a drawing, painting, diagram, engraving, etching or other similar illustrations which from a single glance conveys a given message; a visual aid. 17. HANDRAIL - a hand support along a stairway or ramp consisting of rails and their supporting posts, balusters or pillars and constituting an enclosure or a line of division. 18. HEIGHT ABOVE FLOOR - distance between two points aligned vertically with one of the points on the floor. 19. PARKING AREA - allocated space composed of marked-off portions for single motor vehicles on a short-time storage basis. 20. PASSAGEWAY OR PASSAGE - a space connecting one area or room of a building with another. 21. PEDESTRIAN CROSSING - a part of road where pedestrian going across the road have priority over traffic. 22. PUBLIC TELEPHONES - a shelf-unit telephone with coin operating functions for the use of the public. 23. RAMP - a sloped surface connecting two or more planes at different levels. 24. SIDEWALK - a paved footwalk at the side of a street or roadway. 25. THRESHOLD - a strip fastened to the floor beneath a door, usually required to cover the joint where two types of floor materials meet; may provide weather protection at exterior doors. 26. TOILET - the room containing the water closet. 27. VESTIBULE - a small entranceway or transitional space from the exterior to the interior of a building and opens into a larger space. 28. WALKWAY - an exterior passage for walking along, especially one connecting adjoining buildings and related structures. 29. WASHROOM - a room providing facilities for washing, a lavatory or toilet room. 30. WATER FOUNTAIN - a fixture consisting of a shallow basin, together with a water jet designed to provide portable water for human consumption. 31. WIDTH OF CORRIDOR - the linear width of the obstructed path in corridors. Appendix A Minimum Requirements for Accessibility ................. Illustrations for Minimum Requirements ................... A. OUTSIDE AND AROUND BUILDINGS 1. DROPPED CURBS 1.1 Changes in level walkways should be by a dropped curb. 1.2 Dropped curbs should be provided at pedestrian crossings and at the end of walkways of a private street or access road. 1.3 Dropped curbs at crossings have a width corresponding to the width of the crossings; otherwise, the minimum width is 0.90 m. 1.4 Dropped curbs shall be ramped towards adjoining curbs with a gradient not more than 1:12. 1.5 Dropped curbs shall be sloped towards the road with a maximum cross gradient of 1:20 to prevent water from collecting at the walkway. 1.6 The lowest point of a dropped curb shoudl not exceed 25 mm from the road or gutter. 2. DROPPED CUT-OUTS 2.1 Curb cut-outs should only be allowed when it will not obstruct a walkway or in any way lesson the width of a walkway. 2.2 The minimum width of a crub cut-out should be 0.90 M. 2.3 Curb cut-outs should have a gradient not more than 1:12. 3. WALKWAYS AND PASSAGEWAYS 3.1 Walkways should be kept as level as possible and provided...
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