Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: clearnace and a 0.50 m depth; 8.9 Urinals should have an elongated lip or should be through-type; the maximum height of the lip should be 0.48 m; 9. STAIRS 9.1 Tread surfaces should be of a slip-resistant material; nosings should be provided with slip-resistant strips to further minimize slippings; 9.2 Slanted nosings are preferred to protruding nosings so as not to impose difficulty for people using crutches or braces whose feet have a tendency to get caught in the recessed space of protruding nosings; for the same reason, open stringers should be avoided; 9.3 The leading edge of each step on both runner and riser should be marked with a paint or non-skid material that has a color or gray value which is in high contrast to the gray value of the rest of the stairs; markings of this sort would be helpful to the visually impaired as well as to the fully sighted person; 9.4 A tactile strip 0.30 m. wide shall be installed before hazardous areas such as sudden changes in floor levels and at the top and bottom of stairs; special care must be taken to ensure the proper mounting or adhesion of tactile strips so as not to cause accidents; 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 systems of accessible elevators shall be within reach of a seated person; centerline heights for 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; 11. WATER FOUNTAINS 11.1 At least one (1) fountain shall be provided for every 2,000 sq. m. of floor area and there shall not be less than one (1) on each floor. Water spouts shall be at the front and shall be push-button controlled. If wall-mounted, the maximum height of the water fountain shall be 0.85 m. from the floor to the rim. Should the floormounted type be higher than 0.85 m. up to the rim, either provide paper cups or another lower fountain. 12. PUBLIC TELEPHONES 12.1 Provide a clear, unobstructed space of 1.50 m x 1.50 m in front of wall-mounted and free-standing units and telephones mounted at the rear wall of alcoves or recesses. 12.2 Telephone booth door openins should have a maximum clear width of 0.80 m. with either outswing, folding or sliding doors, coin slots, dialing controls, receivers and instructional signs shall be located at a maximum of 1.10 m. above the floor 13. PLACES OF ASSEMBLY 13.1 D. SAFETY N...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2013 for the course ARIDBE AR taught by Professor Any during the Fall '12 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.

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