Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: igns shall be so proportioned that the bearing loads imposed on the soil in either direction, horizontal or vertical, shall not exceed the safe valued. Braced ground signs shall be anchored to resist the specified wind or seismic load acting in any direction. Anchors and supports shall be designed for safe bearing loads on the soil and for an effective resistance to pull out amounting to a force 25 percent greater than the required resistance for overturning. 7.2 Portable ground signs supported by frames orb posts rigidly attached to the base shall be so proportioned that the weight and size of the base will be adequate to resist the wind pressure. 7.3 Signs attached to masonry, concrete, or steel shall be safely and securely fastened thereto by means of metal anchors, bolts, or approved expansion screws of sufficient size and anchorage to support safely the loads applied. 7.4 No wooden blocks or plugs or anchors with wood used in connection with screws or nails shall be considered proper anchorage, except in the case of signs attached to wood framing. RULE VI - ARCADES AND SIDEWALKS Pursuant to Section 1004 of the National Building Code (PD 1096), arcades shall be constructed on sidewalks of streets whenever required by existing building and zoning regulations. Subject to existing laws and regulations, the local planning authority shall determine which street shall have an open sidewalk or an arcaded sidewalk, or a combination of both, and the width and height thereof, according to the following: 1. Width of Sidewalks and Arcades 1.1 Sidewalks shall be of uniform width throughout the entire length of the street. The width of a sidewalk shall not be less than 1/6 of the road right-of-way. 1.1.1 The sidewalk pavement shall have a non-slip surface and shall slope down from the building line towards the curb line of not more than one in fifty (1/50) and shall level off with the curb. (See fig. 1) 1.1.2 1.2 Sidewalks of 2.00 meters or more in width shall include on its outer side a planting strip of not less than 800 millimeters in width, separating the curb from the sidewalk pavement. (See fig. 9) All arcades shall be of uniform width throughout the entire length of the street within the block or from one street corner to another. 1.2.1 Arcades shall be cantilevered from the building line over the sidewalk, and the horizontal clearance between the curb line and the outmost face of any part of the arcade shall not be less than 500 millimeters. (See fig. 1 and 10) 1.2.2 Combined open and arcaded sidewalks shall be provided with a planting strip of not less than 800 millimeters in width as a separating strip between the arcaded portion and the open portion of the sidewalk. (See fig. 2) 2. Vertical Clearance of Arcade 2.1 The vertical clearance of arcades shall be uniform throughout the entire length of the street within the block or from one street corner to another. (See fig. 3) 2.2 The minimum vertical clearance of arcades shall be 3 meters and the maximum...
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