Building Code of the Philippines(1)

For buildings of three stories the studding shall be

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Unformatted text preview: ovided in Sections 7.06 (e) and 3.07 (b). 10. Foundation studs. Foundation studs shall be not less than the studding above with a minimum of length of 35 centimeters (14 inches). When exceeding 1.20 meters (4 feet) in height, studs shall be of the size required for an additional storey. Foundation studs under bearing walls and partitions shall be thoroughly and effectively braced. 11. Brdiging. All stud partitions or walls over 3.0 meters (10 feet) in height shall have bridging, not less than 5 centimeters (2 inches) in thickness and of the same width as the stud, fitted snugly and spiked into the studs at their mid-height, or other means for giving adequate lateral support to the studs. Bridging meeting the requirements of Section 3.08 may serve as required firestopping. 12. Headers. All openings 1.20 wide or less in bearing walls shall be provided with headers equivalent to double headers not less than 5 centimeters (2 inches) thick, places on edge, securely fastened together and all openings more than 1.20 meters (4 feet) wide shall be trussed or provided with headers or lintels. Such headers or trusses shall have not less than 5 centimeters (2 inches) solid bearing at each end to the floor or bottom plate, unless other approved framing methods or joint devices are used. (c) Walls without studs. Detached one-storey building of Group J Occupancy may have exterior walls framed without studs when of vertical 5 centimeters (2 inches) thicker planks, or when having a total floor area of not more than 45 square meters (500 square feet) may be of vertical one inch boards and battens. (d) Laminated Walls and Partitions. Walls and partitions may be of laminated construction of not less than 10 centimeters (4 times) nominal thickness, with the structural assembly designed to support all loads. (e) Interior Walls and Partitions. Interior partitions shall be constructed, framed, and firestopped as specified for exterior walls, except that interior nonbearing partitions may have a single top plate. In group I Occupancy nonbearing partitions constructed of 5 centimeters x 7.5 centimeters (2 inches x 3 inches) studs spaced 40 centimeters (16 inches) on center may be used. Where wood-frame walls and partitions are covered on the interior with plaster, tile, or similar materials and are subject to water splash, the framing shall be protected with 15-pound asphalt-saturated felt. Section 3.08: Firestops Firestopping shall be provided to cut off all concealed draft openings (both vertical and horizontal), and form an effective barrier between storeys, and between a top storey and roof space. It shall be used in specific locations, as follows: 1. In exterior or interior stud walls, at ceiling and floor levels. 2. In all stud walls and partitions, including furred spaces, so placed that the maximum dimension of any concealed space is not over 2.4 meters (8 feet). 3. Between stair stringers at least once in the middle portion of each run, at top and bottom, and between studs...
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