Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ing upward. GUEST ROOM Any room or rooms used, or intended to be used by a guest for sleeping purposes. Every 9.30 square meters of superficial floor area in a dormitory shall be considered to be a guest room. HABITABLE ROOM Any room meeting the requirements of this Code for sleeping, living, cooking or dining purposes, excluding such enclosed spaces as closets, pantries, bath or toilet room, service rooms, connecting corridors, laundries, unfinished attics, storage, space cellars, utility rooms, and similar spaces. HALL, COMMON A corridor or passageway used in common by all the occupants within a building. HALL, STAIR A hall which includes the stair, stair landings, and those portions of the common halls through which it is necessary to pass in going between the entrance floor and the room. HELIPORT An area of land or water or a structural surface which is used, or intended for use in the landing and take off of helicopters and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for use, for heliport buildings and other heliport facilities. HELISTOP The same as heliport except that no refueling, maintenance, repairs, or storage of helicopters is permitted. HOTEL A building or a part thereof with rooms occupied or intended to be occupied for hire as temporary aboding place of individuals with a general kitchen and public dining room service, but no provision for cooking in any individual suite or room. HOTEL, APARTMENT An apartment house which may furnish dining room service and other services for the exclusive use of its tenants. INCOMBUSTIBLE As applied to building construction material, as material which, in the form it is used, is either one of the following: (a) Material having a structural base of incombustible material, with a surfacing material not over 3.2 millimeters thick which has a flame-spread rating of 50 or less. (b) “Incombustible” does not apply to surface finish materials. Material required to be incombustible for reduced clearance to flues, heating appliances, or other materials shall refer to material conforming to the provisions of the Code. No material shall be classed as incombustible which is subject to increase in combustibility or flame-spread rating beyond the limits herein established, through the effects of age, moisture, or other atmospheric condition. INCOMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL When referred to as structural material, means brick, stone, terracotta, concrete, iron, steel, sheet metal, or tiles, used either singly or in combination. INCOMBUSTIBLE ROOFING A covering of not less than two thickness of roofing felt and a good coat of tar and gravel or tin, corrugated iron or other approved fire-resisting material with standing seam on lap joint. INCOMBUSTIBLE STUD PARTITION A partition plastered on both sides upon metal lath or wire cloth for the full height, and fire-topped between the studs with incombustible material 20 centimeters above the floor and at the ceiling. LINE, BUILDING The line formed by the intersection o...
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