Unformatted text preview: f the outer surface of the enclosing wall of the building and the
surface of the ground.
The beam or girder placed over an opening in a wall, which supports the wall construction above.
The weight of the permanent portions of a building or structure; it includes the weight of the walls,
permanent partitions, framing, floors, roofs, and all other permanent and stationary fixtures, mechanism,
and other construction entering into and becoming a part of a building or structure.
That load caused by winds, earthquakes, or other dynamic forces.
The weight of the contents of a building or structure; it includes all loads except dead and lateral, and
weight of temporary partitions, cases, counters, and similar equipment, and all loads imposed due to the
occupancy of the building or structure.
The total number of persons that may occupy a building or portion thereof at any one time.
Any building or portion thereof, containing not more than five guest rooms which are used by not more
than five guests where rent is paid in money, goods, labor or otherwise.
LOT A parcel of land on which a principal building and its accessories are placed or may be placed together
with the required open spaces. A lot may or may not be the land designated as lot on the recorded plot.
A lot situated at the junction of two or more streets forming an angle of not more than one hundred
thirty-five degrees (135°).
LOT, DEPTH OF
The average horizontal distance between the front and the rear lot lines.
The front boundary line of a lot bordering on the street and in the case of a corner lot, it may be either
A lot fronting on but one street or public alley and the remaining sides bounded by lot lines.
The line of demarcation between either public and private property.
A lot bounded on all sides by street lines.
LOT, WIDTH OF
The average horizontal distance between the side lot lines.
A form of construction composed of stone, brick, concrete, gypsum, hollow clay tile, concrete block or
tile, or other similar building units or material or combination of these materials laid up unit and set in
Masonry of solid units built without hollow spaces.
Brick, block, tile, stone, or other similar building unit or combination thereof, made to be bounded
together by a cementation agent. MEZZANINE OR MEZZANINE FLOOR
A partial intermediate floor in any storey or room of a building having an area not more than one-half of
the area of the room or space in which it is constructed.
A building which does not conform with the regulations of the district where it is situated as to height,
yard requirement, lot area, and percentage of occupancy.
The use of a building or land or any portion of such building or land which does not conform with the
use and regulation of the zone where it is situa...
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