Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: t for and in their absence, aside from being either a licensed Civil Engineer or Architect, must have undergone training on the National Building Code of the Philippines and its implementing rules and regulations.)” is hereby amended to read as follows: xxxxx 2. The District/City /Municipal Engineer designated as such Acting Building Official for any particular District/City/Municipality shall recommend immediately to his Ministry a ranking licensed Architect or Engineer under his direct supervision and control who shall act for and in his behalf whenever he is unable to perform the functions of his Office for reasons of sickness, absence or for any valid cause, provided that pending approval of the designation of the official who shall act for and in his behalf, the provisions of Section 2 of Ministry Order No.44, series of 1978, shall apply in order not to disrupt the service; provided further that as a matter of policy, the officials so authorized to act for in their absence, aside from being either a Licensed Civil Engineer or Architect, must have undergone training on the National Building Code of the Philippines and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. xxxxx In this connection, for this Ministry to have a valid basis with which to review the recommendation of the Acting Building Official for a competent officer to act for and in his behalf, it is desired that we be furnished with a copy of the approved position chart of their respective District/City/Municipal Engineering Offices, for our information and guidance. This order takes effect January 1, 1979. (SGD.) ALFREDO L. JUINIO Secretary RULE I – BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS 1. Definitions: For purposes of this and other Rules of the following definitions shall apply: 1.1 BUILDING PERMIT - A written authorization granted by the Building Official to an applicant allowing him to proceed with the construction of a specific project after plans, specifications and other pertinent documents have been found to be in conformity with the National Building Code (PD 1096) and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. It includes any or all of the Permits enumerated under Section 1 of Rule III. 1.2 CONSTRUCTION – All on-site work done from site preparation, excavation, foundation, assembly of all the component and installation of utilities and equipment of buildings/structures. 1.3 ERECTION – Installation in place of components of a building/structure. 1.4 ADDITION – Any new construction which increases the height or area of an existing building/structures. 1.5 ALTERATION – Construction in a building/structure involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the overall area thereof. 1.6 RENOVATION – Any Physical change made on a building/structure to increase its value, utility and/or improve its aesthetic quality 1.7 CONVERSION – A change in the use or occupancy of a building/str...
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