Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: sign, construction and maintenance. However, in the interest of public safety, convenience, good viewing and aesthetics may be located and installed along alleys or back streets so as not to cause visual pollution. 2. Location of Poles and Clearances of Power Lines along Public Roads. 2.1 All poles erected on public roads shall be covered by Approved Pole Location (APL) plan from the Highway District City/Municipal Engineer. 2.2 Poles and transformer supports shall be located not more than 500 mm inside from the road right-of-way or property line, and shall not obstruct the sidewalk, pedestrian path and/or the road drainage canal or structure, existing or proposed. 2.3 Primary lines shall have a minimum vertical clearance of 10 M from the crown of the pavement when crossing the highway and 7.5 M from the top of the shoulder or sidewalk when installed along the side of the highway or street in a highly urbanized areas. 2.4 Secondary, neutral and service lines shall have a minimum vertical clearance of 7.5 M from the crown of the road pavement when crossing the highway and from the top of the shoulder or sidewalk when installed along the side of the highway or street in highly urbanized areas. 25. Clearances of Supporting Structures such as Poles, Towers, and others and their guys and braces measured from the nearest parts of the objects concerned: A. From fire Hydrants, not less than 5 M. B. From Street Corners, where hydrants are located at street corners, poles and towers shall not be set so far from the corners as to make necessary the use of flying taps which are inaccessible from the poles. C. From Curbs, not less than 150 mm measured from the curb away from the roadway. NOTE: Guy wires and other structures shall in no way be installed as to obstruct pedestrian and/or vehicular traffic. 3. Attachments on and Clearances from Buildings 3.1 Attachments for support of power lines and cables, transformers and other equipment and/or communications lines installed on building shall be covered by an Approved Attachment Plan from the local Building Official. 3.2 Where the buildings exceed 15 M in height, overhead lines shall be arranged where practicable so that a clear space or zone at least 2 M wide will be left, either adjacent to the building or beginning not over 2.5 M from the building, to facilitate the rising of ladders where necessary for fire fighting. EXCEPTION: This requirement does not apply where it is the rule of the local fire department to exclude the use of ladders in alleys or other restricted places which are generally occupied by supply lines. 4. Open Supply Conduction Attached to Buildings Where the permanent attachment of open supply conductors of any class to buildings is necessary for an entrance such conductors shall meet the following requirements: 4.1 Conductors of more than 300 volts to ground shall not be carried along or near the surface of the building unless they are guarded or made inaccessible. 4.2 To promote safety...
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