Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ine of the cemetery shall be provided and planted to trees. No burial is allowed within the buffer strip. Cemeteries shall be located only on ground where the water table is not higher than 4.25 meters below the ground surface. Where this is not possible, the cemetery shall be situated not less than 300 meters downhill, and not less than 1000 meters uphill from any surface well or source of potable water supply, neither shall they be located within the watershed of a potable water supply system. Layout and Landscaping: 3.1 The cemetery shall be totally enclosed by a perimeter fence of strong material, and all gates provided with a strong door and lock. Perimeter walls shall not exceed 3.00 meters in height. Where a cemetery is enclosed by a solid reinforced concrete wall at least 2 meters high, but not exceeding 3.00 meters, it is allowed to construct tombs, vaults, mausoleums or other types of sepultures for the dead up to the walls. Otherwise a clearance of 5 meters shall be maintained between the perimeter fence and the nearest interment plot. 3.2 Where the cemetery lot abuts a busy thoroughfare, there shall be a setback of sufficient distance to provide enough parking space to admit all funeral traffic for five (5) simultaneous funerals without spillage to the thoroughfare. 3.3 Roads Inside Cemeteries: 3.3.1 For local cemeteries, there shall be a main road of 2 meters minimum width from the main gate straight to the rear of the cemetery for pedestrian traffic. Cross roads of 1 meter minimum width shall be laid out to divide the cemetery into sections. 3.3.2 For memorial parks, roadways shall be at least 8 meters wide, laid out in such a manner that the farthest interment site shall at least be within 60 meters walking distance from any roadway as the shape of the park lot allows. However, in no case shall the farthest interment site be more than 90 meters from any roadway. Pathways not less than one meter wide shall be provided through park sections on both sides of roadways, for the safety and convenience of pedestrians. In case of park sections where the farthest interment lot is less than thirty (30) meters from the nearest roadway, no pathway shall be required. There shall be a minimum setback or easement of one meter from the edge of the roadway to the nearest lot line. 3.4 The cemetery area shall be well graded with a view to provide efficient drainage for the area. 3.5 Adequate space shall be provided for tree planting. 3.6 A chapel with a floor area of at least 50 sq.m. (5 m. x 10 m.) shall be constructed at a convenient location within the cemetery where funeral ceremonies may be held and incidentally serve as haven for funeral participants against sun and rain. 4. Interments, Burials and Entombments: 4.1 For ground interments, there shall be a minimum depth of excavation of 1.5 meters from ground level to base of excavation. However, if concrete vaults are used, the minimum depth of excavation from base of vault to ground level shall...
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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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