Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: erage amount allowed on a floor and determdined by the type of occupancy or use. (a) Human Occupancy. See Table 1.04-A. (b) Warehouse. See Table 1.04-B. (c) Special Occupancy: Use loads in Table 1.04-C unless more accurate information is available. 2. Concentrated Loads. Design all floors to support either uniformly distributed loadings or the following concentrated loads (whichever develops the greater stresses). Unless otherwise specified, load concentration shall be assumed to occupy spaces 75 cms. x 75 cms. (2-1/2 x 2-1/2 ft.) and placed to develop maximum stresses in the affected members. (a) Elevator machine room grating 135 kilograms (300 lbs.) on area of 25 sq.cm. (4 sq. in.). (b) Finish light floor plate 90 kilograms (200 lbs.) on area of 6.5 sq. cm. ( 1 sq. in.). (c) Floors other than those above 900 kilograms (2,000 lbs.). (d) Scuttles, skylights and accessible ceilings 90 kilograms (200 lbs.). (B) STAIRS, SIDEWALKS, DRIVEWAYS, AND RAILINGS 1. Stairs. Apply either a uniformly distributed loading of 100 psf or concentrated loads of 135 kilograms (300 lbs.) spaced 90 cms. (3 ft.) center to center each occupying an area of 30 cms. (1 ft.) wide by the depth of the tread (whichever develops the greater stresses). 2. Sidewalks. Apply either a uniformly distributed loading of 1250 kgs. per square meter (250 pounds per square foot) or, when subject to trucking, a concentrated load of 3,600 kilograms (8,000 lbs.) on an area of 75 cm. x 75 cm. (2-1/2 ft. x 2-1/2 ft.) whichever develops the greater stresses. 3. Driveways. Apply either a uniformly distributed loading of 1250 kilograms per square meter (250 pounds per square foot) or the heaviest wheel load expected (minimum 5,400 kilograms (12,000 lbs.). Use whichever develops the greater stresses. 4. Railings. Dsign stairway, balcony railings and guardrails to resist a horizontal force of 65 kilograms per meter (100 lbs. per linear foot) applied normally at the top of the railing. (b) All ceiling joists shall be designed for not less than 50 kilograms per square meter (10 pounds per square foot) total load. TABLE 1.04-A LIVE LOAD REQUIREMENTS FOR HUMAN OCCUPANCY LIVE LOAD OCCUPANCY OR USE ksm psf Apartments (See Residential) Armories (not drill halls) 750 Assembly halls and other places of assembly Fixed seats 300 60 Movable seats 500 100 Balcony (exterior) 300 60 Bowling alleys, poolrooms, and similar recreational areas 375 75 Corridors: First Floor 500 100 Other floors, same as occupancy served as indicated and with minimum of 400 80 Courtrooms 400 80 Dance Halls 625 125 Dining Rooms and Restaurants 500 100 Dwellings (See Residential) Gymnasiums, Main Floors and Balconies 500 100 Hospitals: Corridors 400 80 Operating Rooms 300 60 Operating Theaters 625 125 Private Rooms 250 50 Wards 250 50 Hotels (see Residential) Libraries: 375 75 Reading Rooms 320 kcm 20 pcf. Stock Rooms with max. 750 ksm 150 psf Lobbies, vestibules, and waiting rooms 500 100 Lounges 300 60 Marquees 375 75 Mess Halls 500 100 O...
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