Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Customarily incidental to those of the main building

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Unformatted text preview: m implements, hay, grain, poultry, livestock or other horticultural products. This structure shall not be a place of human habitation or a place of employment where agricultural products are processed, treated or packaged; nor shall it be used by the public. ALLEY Any public space or thoroughfare which has been dedicated or deeded to the public or public use as a passageway with a width of not more than three meters. ALTER OR ALTERATION Any change, addition, or modification in construction of occupancy. APARTMENT A room or suite of two or more rooms, designed and intended for, or occupied by one family for living, sleeping, and cooking purposes. APARTMENT HOUSE Any building or portion thereof, which is designed, built, rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied, or which is occupied as the home or residence of three or more families living independently of each other and doing their own cooking in the building, and shall include flats and apartments. ARCADE Any portion of a building above the first floor projecting over the sidewalk beyond the first-storey wall used as protection for pedestrians against rain or sun. ASSEMBLY BUILDING OR HALL A building or a portion of a building used for gathering together of fifty or more persons for such purposes as deliberation, workshop, entertainment, amusement, or awaiting transportation or of a hundred or more persons in drinking and dining establishments. ATTIC STOREY Any storey situated wholly or partly in a roof, so designed, arranged, or built as to be used for business, storage, or habitation. AWNING A movable shelter supported entirely from the exterior wall of a building and of a type which can be retracted, folded, or collapsed against the face of a supporting building. BACKING The surface or assembly to which veneer is attached. BALCONY A portion of the seating space of an assembly room, the lowest part of which is raised 1.20 meters or more above the level of the main floor. BALCONY EXTERIOR EXIT A landing or porch projecting from the wall of a building, and which serves as a required means of egress. The long size shall be at least fifty percent open, and the open area above the guardrail shall be so distributed as to prevent the accumulation of smoke or toxic gases. BARBECUE A stationary open hearth or brazier, either fuel-fired or electric, used for food preparation. BASEMENT A portion of a building between floor and ceiling which is partly below and partly above grade but so located that the vertical distance from the grade to the floor is less than the vertical distance from grade to ceiling. BAY OR PANEL One of the intervals or spaces into which the building front is divided by columns, buttresses, or division walls. BOARDING HOUSE A house with five or more sleeping rooms where boarders are provided with lodging, and meals for a fixed sum paid by the month, or week, in accordance with previous arrangement. BOILER ROOM Any room containing a steam or hotwater boiler. BUILDABLE AREA The rem...
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