Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: essary, thresholds and sliding door tracks shall have a maximum height of 25 mm and preferably ramped; 5. SWITCHES 5.1 Manual switches shall be positioned within 1.20 m to 1.30 m above the floor; 5.2 Manual switches should be located no further than 0.20 from the latch side of the door; 6. SIGNAGES (See "SIGNAGES" under OUTSIDE & AROUND BUILDINGS) 7. CORRIDORS 7.1 Corridors shall have a minimum clear width of 1.20 m.; waiting areas and other facilities or spaces shall not obstruct the minimum clearance requirement; 7.2 Recesses or turnabout spaces should be provided for wheelchairs to turn around or to enable another wheelchair to pass; these spaces shall have a minimum area of 1.50 m x 1.50 m. and shall be spaced at a maximum of 12.00 m.; 7.3 Turnabout spaces should also be provided at or within 3.50 m. of every dead end; 7.4 As in walkways, corridors should be maintained level and provided with a slipresistant surface; 8. WASHROOMS & TOILETS 8.1 Accessible public washrooms and toilets shall permit easy passage of a wheelchair and allow the occupant to enter a stall, close the door and transfer to the water closet from either a frontal or lateral position; 8.2 Accessible water closet stalls shall have a minimum area of 1.70 x 1.80 mts. One movable grab bar and one fixed to the adjacent wall shall be installed at the accessible water closet stall for lateral mounting; fixed grab bars on both sides of the wall shall be installed for stalls for frontal mounting; 8.3 A turning space of 2.25 sq. m. with a minimum dimension of 1.50 m. for wheelchairs shall be provided outside water closet stalls; 8.4 All accessible public toilets shall have accessories such as mirrors, paper dispensers, towel racks, and fittings such as faucets ounted at heights reachable by a person in a wheelchair; 8.5 The minimum number of accessible water closets on each floor level or on tha part of a floor level accessible to the disabled shall be one (1) where the total number of water closets per sex on that level is 20; and two (2) where the number of water closets exceed 20; 8.6 In order to aid visually impaired persons to readily determine whether a washroom is for men or for women, the signage on men's washroom door shall be an equilateral triangle with a vertex poiting upward, and those for women shall be a circle; the edges of the triangle should be 0.30 m long as should be the diameter of the circle; these signages should at least be 7.5 mm thick; the door and gray value of the doors; the words "men" and "women" or the appropriate stick figures should still appear on the washroom doors for the convenience of the fully sighted; NOTE: the totally blind could touch the edge of signs and easily determine whether it is straight or curved; 8.7 The maximum height of water closets should be 0.45 m; flush control should have a maximum height of 1.20 m.; 8.8 Maximum height of lavatories should be 0.80 m with a knee recess of 0.60 - 0.70 m vertical...
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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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