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protection is no longer required as determined by the Building Official.
SECTION 1108. Demolition
(a) The work of demolishing any building shall not be commenced until all the necessary
pedestrian protective structures are in place. (b) The Building Official may require the permittee to submit plans, specifications and complete
schedule of demolition. Whenso required, no work shall be done until such plans, specifications and
schedule are approved by the Building Official. CHAPTER 12
GENERAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS SECTION 1201. General Requirements
Buildings proposed for construction shall comply with all the regulations and specifications
herein set forth governing quality, characteristics and properties of materials, methods of design and
construction, type of occupancy and classification.
All other matters relative to the structural design of all buildings and other structures not
provided for in this Chapter shall conform with provisions of the Engineering pursuant to Republic Act
Number 544, as amended, otherwise knows as the “Civil Engineering Law”.
SECTION 1202. Excavation, Foundation, and Retaining Walls
(a) Subject to the provisions of Articles 684 to 686 of the Civil Code of the Philippines on
lateral and subjacent support, the design and quality of materials used structurally in excavation,
footings, and in foundations shall conform to accepted engineering practice.
(b) Excavation and Fills
(1) Excavation or fills for buildings or structures shall be so constructed or protected that
not endanger life or property.
(2) Whenever the depth of excavation for any construction is such that the thereon would
affected in a manner that the
stability or safety of the same is endangered, the person
causing the excavation to be undertaken shall be responsible for the expense of
underpinning or extending the foundation or footings of the aforementioned
(3) Excavation and other similar disturbance made on public property shall, unless
otherwise excluded by the Building Official, be restored immediately to its former
condition within 48 hours from the start of such excavation and disturbances by
whosoever caused such excavation of disturbance. (c) Footings, Foundations, and Retaining Walls
(1) Footings and foundations shall be of the appropriate type, of adequate size, and capacity
in order to safely sustain the superimposed loads under seismic or any condition of
external forces that may affect the safety or stability of the structure. It shall be the
responsibility of the architect and/or engineer to adopt the type and design of the same
in accordance with the standards set forth by the Secretary.
(2) Whenever or wherever there exist in the site of the construction an abrupt change in the
groundlevels or level of the foundation such that instability of the soil could result,
retaining walls shall be provided and such shall be of adequate design and tupe of
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