Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ame. 3.5.4 3.5.5 All sanitary and plumbing systems or installations which do not conform to the rules and regulations embodied in the Code on Sanitation and the National Plumbing Code of the Philippines. Lack of adequate garbage and rubbish storage and removal or disposal facilities. Source of pollution. 3.6 Improper Occupancy and Architectural Eyesore 3.6.1 All buildings or portions thereof used or occupied for purposes other than their intended uses. 3.6.2 Inadequate parking space, as required. 3.6.3 3.6.4 3.6.5 Insufficient amount of natural light and ventilation due to inadequate open spaces such as courts, yards, and setbacks, as required. Inadequate sizes of rooms and space dimensions and window openings. Dilapidated, blighted and other unpresentable buildings or structures against generally accepted aesthetic standards. 3.7 Improper Location 3.7.1 All buildings or structures or portions thereof which do not conform to the approved land use and zoning plan. 3.7.2 Buildings located in highly volcanic, earthquake or floodprone areas or sites considered to be extremely dangerous. 3.8 Illegal Construction A building or structure shall be deemed to be an illegal construction when it is constructed, existing or is maintained in violation of any specific requirement or prohibition applicable to such building or structure as provided in the National Building Code; the building rules and regulations or in any law or ordinance of the city or municipality relating to the condition and location of the structure and building therein. 4. Abatement of Dangerous Buildings Pursuant to Section 215 of the NBC, when a building or structure is found or declared by the Building Official to be a nuisance is dangerous or ruinous, the Building Official shall order its repair, vacation or demolition depending upon the degree of danger to life, health, safety and/or well-being of the general public and its occupants. 5. Procedure for Demolition of Buildings The following steps shall be observed in the abatement/demolition of buildings under this Rule: 5.1 There must be a finding or declaration by the Building Official that the building or structure is a nuisance, ruinous or dangerous. 5.2 Written notice or advice shall be served upon the owner and occupant/s of such finding or declaration, giving him at least fifteen (15) days within which to vacate or cause to be vacated, repair, renovate, demolish and remove as the case may be, the nuisance, ruinous or dangerous building or structure or any part or portion thereof. 5.3 Within the fifteen-day period, the owner may, if he so desires, appeal to the Secretary the finding or declaration of the Building Official and ask that a re-inspection or reinvestigation of the building or structure be made. 5.4 If the appeal is meritorious the Secretary may designate a competent representative/s other than the Building Official to undertake the re-inspection or re-investigation of the building. The representative/s so designated shall mak...
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