Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: ided, exterior stud walls and bearing partitions for buildings of two stories or less shall consist of not less than 5 centimeters by 10 centimeters (2 inches by 4 inches) studs; for buildings of three stories, the studding shall be not less than 7.5 centimeters by 10 centimeters (3 inches by 4 inches) to the bottom of the second floor joists, and 5 centimeters by 10 centimeters (2 inches by 4 inches) for the two upper stories. 3. Height. Unless supported laterally by adequate framing, the maximum allowable height shall be: 3.0 meter (10 feet) for 5.0 cm. x 5 cm. (2 in. x 4 in.) stud framing 4.2 meter (14 feet) for 10.0 cm. x 7.5 cm. (2 in. x 5 in.) stud framing 4.8 meter (16 feet) for 7.5 cm. x 10.0 cm. (2 in. x 5 in.) stud framing 6.0 meter (20 feet) for 5.0 cm. x 15.0 cm. (2 in. x 6 in.) stud framing 4. Spacing. Except for one-storey detached buildings of Group J Occupancy, where 60 centimeters (24 inches) spacing may be used, no studding shall be spaced more than 40 centimeters (16 inches) on centers unless vertical supporting members in the walls are designed as columns, or such walls may be constructed of not less than 10 cm. x 10 cm. (4 in. x 4 in.) posts spaced not more than 1.60 meters (5.4 feet) on centers or of larger members designed as required in this Chapter, or may be of post and beam framing with plank sheathing not less than 3.8 millimeters (1.5 inches) thick. 5. Corners and bracing. Angles or corners where stud walls or partitions meet shall be framed solid. All exterior walls and main cross stud partitions shall be effectively and thoroughly braced or sheathed with approved panels adequately nailed along all edges. 6. Pipes in walls. Stud partitions containing plumbing, heating or other pipes shall be so framed and the joists underneath so spaced as to give proper clearance for the piping. Where a partition containing such piping runs parallel to the floor joists, the joists underneath such partitions shall be doubled and spaced to permit the passage of such pipes and shall be bridged. Where plumbing, heating, or other pipes are placed in or partly in a partition, necessitating the cutting-in of the soles or plates, a metal tie not less than 3 millimeters (1/8 inch) thick and 3.8 millimeters (1.5 inches) wide shall be fastened to the plate across and to each side of the opening with not less than four 3½ inches long nails. 7. Separations from Chimneys. Combustible materials shall not be placed within 5 centimeters (2 inches) from smoke chamber walls or masonry chimney walls when built within a structure, or within 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) when the chimney is built entirely outside the structure. 8. Top plates.In bearing partitions the top plate shall be double and lapped at each intersection with walls or partitions. Joints in ghe upper and lower members of the top plates shall be staggered not less than 1.20 meters (4 feet). 9. Foundation plates. Stud walls resting on masonry or concrete shall have foundation plates or sills as pr...
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