Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Buildingsstructures within this zone shall be limited

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Unformatted text preview: gs of materials and methods of construction of buildings/structures or portions thereof. GRADE (ADJACENT GROUND ELEVATION) - The lowest point of elevation of the finished surface of the ground between the exterior wall of a building and a point 1.50 meters distant from said wall (See Fig. 2), or the lowest point of elevation of the finished surface of the ground between the exterior wall of a building and a property line, if it is less than 1.50 meters distant from said wall (see Fig. 3). In case walls are parallel to and within 1.50 meters of a public sidewalk, alley or other public way, the grade shall be the elevation of the sidewall, alley or public way (See. Fig. 4). ESTABLISHED GRADE ELEVATION - The point of reference on the highest adjoining sidewalk or the highest adjoining ground surface, as established by the proper government authority. However, incase of sloping ground, the average ground level of the buildables area shall be considered the established elevation, (See Fig. 5). 2. Determination of Height: 2.1 The height shall be measured from the highest adjoining public sidewalk or ground surface; Provided, that the height measured from the lowest adjoining surface shall not exceed such maximum height by more than 3.00 meters; Except, that towers, spires and steeples, erected as parts of the building and not used for habitation or storage are limited as to the height only by structural design, if completely of incombustible materials, or may extend not to exceed 6.00 meters above the height limits for each occupancy group, if of combustible materials. (See Figs. 1-A, 1-B, 1-C). 2.2 The height of any building/structure shall be subject to clearance requirements of the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA)/Military authorities in the case of airports, and of military authorities in the case of security-oriented facilities/installations. 2.3 Character of occupancy and type of construction: Buildings/structures whose character of occupancy or use and occupant load are less hazardous as to life and fire risks may be built higher than those which are more hazardous. Buildings/structures falling under Types IV or V (steel, iron, concrete or masonry construction) may be built higher than those falling under Types I or II (wooden construction). 2.4 In any given locality the height of buildings/structures shall be governed by the following factors: 2.4.1 Population density: in the area. 2.4.2 Consider both the present and projected population density Building bulk: For a given volume of building/structure, that which has a lesser area of ground coverage may be built higher than that of greater area of ground coverage. 2.4.3 Widths of streets: Provide for adequate light and ventilation and accessibility. 2.4.4 Traffic conditions and parking/loading requirements: Provide effective control of traffic and adequate parking/loading facilities. 2.4.5 Provisions of land use plans and zoning ordinances. 2.4.6 Geological conditions: Consider soil character...
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