Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Shall not be less than 100 millimeters thick and

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Unformatted text preview: own weight and all imposed loads. SECTION 1212. Fire-Extinguishing Systems (a) Fire-Extinguishing Systems – Where required, standard automatic fire-extinguishing systems shall be installed in the following places, and in the manner provided in this Code. (1) In every storey, basement or cellar with an area of 200 square meters or more which is used for habitation, recreation, dining, study, or work, and which has an occupant load of more than 20. (2) In all dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, workshops or factories, and other rooms with an occupant load of more than 10 or assembly halls under Group H and I occupancies with occupant load of more than 500, and if the next doors of said rooms are more than 30.00 meters from the nearest safe fire dispersal area of the building or opening to an exit court or street. (3) In all rooms used for storage or handling of photographic x-ray nitrocellulose films and other inflammable articles. (b) Dry Standpipes – Every building four or more stories in height shall be equipped with one or more dry standpipes. (1) Construction and Tests – Dry standpipes shall be of wrought iron or galvanized steel and together with fittings and connections shall be of sufficient strength to withstand 20 kilograms per square centimeter of water pressure when ready for service, without leaking at the joints, valves, or fittings. Tests shall be conducted by the owner or the building contractor in the presence of a representative of the Building Official whenever deemed necessary for the purpose of certification of its proper function. (2) Size – Dry standpipes shall be of such size as to be capable of delivering 900 liters of or water per minute from each of any three outlets simultaneously under the pressure created by one fire engine or pumper based on the standard equipment available. (3) Number Required – Every building four or more storeys in height where the area of any floor above the third floor is 950 square meters or less, shall be equipped with at least one dry standpipe and an additional standpipe shall be installed for each additional 950 square meters or fractional thereof. (4) Location – Standpipes shall be located within enclosed stairway landings or near such stairways as possible or immediately inside of an exterior wall and within 300 millimeters of an opening in a stairway enclosure of the balcony or vestibule of a smokeproof tower or an outside exit stairway. (5) Siamese Connections – Subject to the provisions of the subparagraph (2) all 100 millimeters dry standpipes shall be equipped with a two-way Siamese fire department connection. All 125 millimeter dry standpipes shall be equipped with a three-way Siamese fire department connection and 150 millimeters dry standpipes shall be equipped with a four-way Siamese fire department connections. All Siamese inlet connections shall be located on a street-front of the building and not less than 300 millimeters nor more than 1.20 meters above the grade and...
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