Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: at the lintel height. Horizontal reinforcement shall be distributed in the wall in approximate conformity with the corss-sectional area of the wall. Wire reinforcement where it has trussed crosswires or cross-wires perpendicular to the longitudinal wires providing not less than one cross-wire in each 40 centimeters (1 foot, 4 inches) length tied to the two longitudinal wires, but shall not be used to resist design loads other than shear. Where wire reinforcement is used it shall be spaced not more than .60 centimeters (2 feet) on center vertically. (5) Decorative masonry block walls, partitions or dividers shall be assumed nonbearing and shall be reinforced by not less than 1 centimeter (3/8 inch) diameter steel bars at not more than .60 centimeters (2 feet) each way but not more than 4 times the wall thickness and, or provided with a properly designed reinforced concrete framing; provided, that ratio of height to thickness of such framed decorative masonry block wall shall be limited to 16. (1) The longitudinal reinforcement in a reinforced masonry beam shall be not less than one-fifth of one per cent of the gross cross-sectional area, nor less than 2.6 square centimeters (0.4 square inch). The minimum depth shall be 20 centimeters (8 inches) and the minimum width shall be 15 centimeters (6 inches). Wall reinforcement may be used as beam reinforcement for both shear and flexure, when the beam is an integral part of a reinforced masonry wall, except that wire reinforcement shall not be considered as resisting design stresses other than shear. (c) Beams (d) Contraction Joints (1) Where there is a large change in the mass of the wall, such as at large truck doors, contraction joints shall be provided. Contraction joints shall be spaced at 15 meters (50 feet) or center maximum and their location shall be at critical changes in cross-section. Section 6.08: Construction Standards (a) General (1) Every part of the work shall be executed in the best workmanlike manner in accordance wtih the accepted practice of the trade and in full compliance with the provision of this Chapter. (b) Foundation (1) Where foundation beams are used, such as between piling or other supports, in expansive soil or unstable ground, provision shall be made for differential movement of the soil relative to the beam and the pile or other support. (2) The depth of the bottom of the footing shall not be less than 45 centimeters (18 inches) below natural grade. (3) Footings made of masonry units shall be limited to small structures such as dwellings and one story buildings only. (c) Shoring and Scaffolding Shoring and scaffolding shall be undertaken properly and adequately so as to support or brace masonry units during construction and throughout the period of hardening of its grout. (d) Grout (1) All reinforcement shall be free from coatings that would destroy or reduce bond. (2) The kind of reinforcement and method of its placement for masonry work shall be the same in quality and sta...
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