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Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Of 120 m corridor width 35 protection should be

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Unformatted text preview: ved; 8.7 The maximum height of water closets should be 0.45 m; flush control should have a maximum height of 1.20 mts. 8.8 Maximum height of lavatories should be 0.80 m. with a knee recess of 0.60 - 0.70 M. vertical clearance and a 0.50 m. depth. 8.9 Urinals should have an elongated lip or through type; the maximum height of the lip should be 0.48 m. 9. STAIRS 9.1 Tread surface should be a slip-resistant material; nosings may be provided with slip resistant strips to further minimize slipping; 9.2 Slanted nosings are preferred to projecting nosings so as not to pose difficulty for poeple using crutches or braces whose feet have a tendency to get caught in the recessed space or projecting nosings. For the same reason, open stringers should be avoided. 10. ELEVATORS 10.1 Accessible elevators should be located not more than 30.00 m. from the entrance and should be easy to locate with the aid of signs; 10.2 Accessible elevators shall have a minimum dimension of 1.10 m. x 1.40 m.; 10.3 Control panels and emergency system of accessible elevators shall be within reach of a seated person; centerline heights fro the topmost buttons shall be between 0.90 m to 1.20 m from the floor; 10.4 Button controls shall be provided with braille signs to indicate floor level; at each floor, at the door frames of elevator doors, braille-type signs shall be placed so that blind persons can be able to discern what floor the elevator car has stopped and from what level they are embarking from; for installation heights, see Section 6.6, Signages; 10.5 Button sizes at elevator control panels shall have a minimum diameter of 20 mm and should have a maximum depression depth of 1 mm; C. SAFETY 1. FENCING FOR ROADWORKS AND FOOTWORKS All excavations, whether on the road or footway must be adequately protected, i.e. fenced. Whatever the type of fencing used, it is important the railings should incorporate the following features. 1.1 The height of the top of the rail should be at least 1.00 M. above the adjacent surface. 1.2 The railing should incorporate a tapping rail to assist the blind, and this should not be greater than 0.35 M. above adjacent surface. 1.3 The fence should be strong enough to offer resistance should a blind person walk into it. 1.4 Gaps should not occur between adjoining fence lengths. 2. COVERS FOR EXCAVATIONS 2.1 Excavations in the footway or carriageway where pedestrians may walk are covered over temporarily with properly constructed and supported boards to provide a temporary path for pedestrians. 2.2 If the footway width will be reduced to less than 1.20 because of the excavation, the temporary covering should extend across the whole of the footway. 2.3 Minimum dimensions at obstructions 2.3.1 Effective width of footways past any obstruction should not be less than 1.20 M. 2.3.2 If unavoidable, loose materials temporarily stored on footways must be properly fenced and prevented from encroaching onto the main footway by the use of kickboard at least 0.20 M....
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