Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: art of the roadway protective railings on the street side shall be required. 2.5.5 Where the walkway is adjacent to an excavation, protective railings on the excavation side shall be required. 2.5.6 Railings, where required, shall be built substantially strong and sturdy and shall be not less than 1.00 meter in height. 2.6 Warning Signs and Lights 2.6.1 At every construction/demolition site warning signs shall be conspicuously posted around the property. Warning signs shall be adequately illuminated at night for the protection of unwary pedestrians. 2.6.2 2.6.3 2.6.4 All entrances/exits to and from the construction/demolition site shall be kept closed at all times except during actual passage of men, materials or equipment. Red warning lights shall be installed at all entrances/exits which shall be kept lighted at night and during periods of unusual darkness. all warning signs and lights shall be properly maintained even when operations are not in progress. All areas of danger in demolition operations shall be properly enclosed and danger signs posted. Watchman shall be provided to warn workers or impending dangers and all unauthorized persons shall be excluded from places whre demolition is in progress. 3. Precautionary Measures 3.1 Excavations and Trenches 3.1.1 Before undertaking excavation work, drilling or otherwise disturbing the ground, the person doing the work, or causing such work to be done, shall contact al public utilities to determine the possible location of underground facilities, to avoid hazard to public safety, health and welfare caused by the inadvent disruption of such facilities. 3.1.2 The sides of every excavation in connection with construction operations, including trenches for pipes or any other purpose, shall be sheet-piled, braced or shored when necessary to prevent the soil from caving in on persons engaged in work within the excavation. 3.1.3 Every trench, 1.50 meters or more in depth, shall be provided with suitable means of exit or escape at least every 7.50 meters of its length. 3.1.4 Where workers are employed adjacent to an excavation on work other than that directly connected with excavation, substantial railings or fences shall be provided to prevent such workers from falling into the excavation. 3.2 Excavation and Fills 3.2.1 Excavation or fills for buildings or structures shall be so constructed or protected that they do not endanger life or property. 3.2.2 Cut slopes for permanent excavation shall not be steeper than 2 horizontal to 1 vertical and slopes for permanent fills shall not be steeper than 2 horizontal to 1 vertical unless substantiating data justifying steeper slopes are submitted. Deviation from the foregoing limitations for slopes shall be permitted only upon the presentation of a soil investigation report acceptable to the Building Official. 3.2.3 No fill or other surcharge loads shall be placed adjacent to any building or structure unless such building or structive is capable of withstanding...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2013 for the course ARIDBE AR taught by Professor Any during the Fall '12 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.

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