Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: PORTATION & COMMUNICATIONS NIA Building, E. de los Santos Ave., Quezon City OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY August 11, 1978 Ministry Order) ) No. 44 ) ) THE ) X ––––– X SUBJECT: OFFICIALS AUTHORIZED TO ACT FOR AND IN THE ABSENCE OF DULY DESIGNATED BUILDING OFFICIAL This Ministry has received strong representation from our District, City and Municipal Engineers who were designated Acting Building Officials, as well as from local executives, to authorize other officials to act for and in their behalf on all matters regarding the enforcement of the provisions of the National Building Code of the Philippines and its implementing rules and regulations, whenever for valid reasons or causes the said Building Officials are unable to perform their duties. The reason for this is obviously to preclude the piling up of applications for building permits and to avoid unnecessary inconvenience on the part of applicants whom they are bound to serve. In order, therefore, to meet the exigencies of the service, and to provide continuity of operation and smooth functioning of the Office of the Building Officials, the following guidelines are hereby issued: 1. As a general rule, only the PW District, City or Municipal Engineers duly designated as Acting Building Official in their respective areas of jurisdiction are primarily responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of the National Building Code of the Philippines and its implementing rules and regulations. 2. In the event any of the aforementioned officials is unable to perform the functions of his office for reasons of sickness, absence or for any valid cause, the following officials shall act for and in their behalf: (a). For PW District Engineers designated as Acting Building Officials for all municipalities within their district/province, the Assistant District Engineer; (b). For City Engineers designated as Acting Building Official for any particular city, the Assistant City Engineer should there be one, or in the absence thereof, said city Engineer shall choose between the Engineer in-charge of local projects and the City Public Works Supervisor; and (c). For Municipal Engineers designated as Acting Building Official in their respective municipality, the duly appointed Assistant Municipal Engineer, or in the absence thereof, the Municipal Architect or the nearest City Engineer or District Engineer designated as such Building Official in the city or province as the case may be, provided 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. 3. The Officials acting for and in behalf of the duly designated acting Building Official shall thus sign: For and in the absence of the Acting Building Official: Signature -----------------------------Official Designation 4. In all cases where an of...
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