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4.2 Hotels and hospitals - 1 truck loading slot GUIDELINES IN THE DESING OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS/STRUCTURES
Pursuant to Section 203 of the National Building Code (PD 1096) the following guidelines shall be
observed in the design of public buildings/structures: 1. Public buildings/structures are permanent buildings/structures owned by the government,
whether national or local, its agencies, including government-owned and/or controlled
corporations. 2. Design of public buildings/structures aside from being logically functional and structurally
sound, should promote, enhance and express the aesthetic quality, customs and traditions, socioeconomic values and cultural heritage of the region towards evolving a distinct Filipino
2.1 The architectural character of public buildings/structures should express the nature of
their function, use or occupancy and should reflect their identity as public
buildings/structures compatible with their total environment. 2.2 Public buildings/structures should be designed for permanence. 2.3 Use of indigenous and/or locally manufactured/produced materials, such as marble, stone,
adobe, clay tiles, wood, coco wood, kapis shells should be maximized. 2.4 Use of natural light and ventilation by means of proper orientation, cross ventilation,
convection, sun control devices and the like should be maximized. 2.5 Choice of finishes should aim to minimize maintenance costs. 2.6 Decorative motifs and ornaments should evolve from native, ethnic or regional arts and
be an inherent expression of the whole design. These guidelines are not intended to limit the creativity of the designer nor preclude the use of
advanced or innovative technology.
Excerpt from National Structural Code for Buildings
GENERAL DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
Section 1.01: Definitions
(a) The following definitions give the meaning of certain terms as used in this Chapter:
DEAD LOAD: The dead load of a building shall include the weight of the walls, permanent
partitions, framing floors, roofs and all ohter permanent stationary construction entering into and
becoming a part a building. LIVE LOAD: the live load includes all loads except dead and
lateral loads. LATERAL LOAD: The lateral load includes all horizontal loads due to seismic,
wind forces and other loads in the same direction.
Section 1.02 Loads (a) General. Buildings and all parts thereof shall be of sufficient stength to support the estimated or
actual imposed dead and live loads in addition to their own proper dead load, without exceeding the
stresses noted elsewhere in this Code, provided that no building or part thereof shall be designed for live
loads less than those specified in this Chapter. Impact shall be considered in the design of any structure
where impact loads occur.
(b) Special. Provisions shall be made in designing office floors for a load of 900 kilograms (2000
pounds) placed upon any space 75 centimeters (two and one-half fee...
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- Fall '12