Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: curb cut-outs to the parking level where access walkways are raised; 1.7 Pavement markings, signs or other means shall be provided to delineate parking spaces for the handicapped; 1.8 Parking spaces for the disabled should never be located at ramped or sloping areas; C. INSIDE BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 1. ENTRANCES 1.1 At least one entrance to every building should be accessible from arrival and departure points to the interior lobby; 1.2 One (1) entrance level should be provided where elevators are accessible; 1.3 In case entrances are not on the same level of the site arrival grade, ramps should be provided as access to the entrance level; 1.4 Entrances with vestibules shall be provided a level area with at least a 1.80 m. depth and a 1.50 m. width; 2. RAMPS 2.1 Changes in level require a ramp except when served by a dropped curb, an elevator or other mechanical device; 2.2 Ramps shall have a minimum clear width of 1.20 m; 2.3 The maximum gradient shall be 1:12; 2.4 The length of a ramp should not exceed 6.00 m. if the gradient is 1:12 longer ramps whose gradient is 1:12 shall be provided with landings not less than 1.50 m.; 2.5 A level area not less than 1.80 m. should be provided at the top and bottom of any ramp; 2.6 Handrails will be provided on both sides of the ramp at 0.70 m. and 0.90 m. from the ramp level; 2.7 Ramps shall be equipped with curbs on both sides with a minimum height of 0.10 m.; 2.8 Any ramp with a rise greater than 0.20 m. and leads down towards an area where vehicular traffic is possible, should have a railing across the full width of its lower end, not less than 1.50 meters from the foot of the ramp; 3. DOORS 3.1 All doors shall have a minimum clear width of 0.80 m; 3.2 Clear openings shall be measured between the surface of the fully open door at the hinge and the door jamb of the stop; 3.3 Doors should be operable by a pressure or force not more than 4.0 kg; the closing device pressure an interior door shall not exceed 1 kg; 3.4 A minimum clear level space of 1.50 m x 1.50 m shall be provided before and extending beyond a door; EXCEPTION: where a door shall open onto but not into a corridor, the required clear, level space on the corridor side of the door may be a minimum of 1.20 m corridor width; 3.5 Protection should be provided from doors that swing into corridors; 3.6 Outswinging doors should be provided at storage rooms, closets and accessible restroom stalls; 3.7 Latching or non-latching, hardware should not require wrist action or fine finger manipulation; 3.8 Doorknobs and other hardware should be located between 0.82 m. and 1.06 m. above the floor; 0.90 is preferred; 3.9 Vertical pull handles, centered at 1.06 m. above the floor, are preferred to horizontal pull bars for swing doors or doors with locking devices; 3.10 Doors along major circulation routes should be provided with kick plates made of durable material at a height of 0.30 m to 0.40 m; 4. THRESHOLDS 4.1 Thresholds shall be kept to a minimum; whenever nec...
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