Building Code of the Philippines(1)

Where the top of a seat plank is more than 120 meters

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Unformatted text preview: re than 600 millimeters above grade. Where only sections of stands are used, guardrails shall be provided as required in this Code. (6.2) Railings shall be 1.10 meters above the rear of a seat plank or 1.10 meters above the rear of the steps in an aisle when the guardrail is parallel and adjacent to the aisle: Except, that the height may be reduced to 900 millimeters for guardrails located in front of the grandstand. (6.3) A midrail shall be placed adjacent to any seat to limit the open distance above the top of any part of a seat to 250 millimeters where the seat is at the extreme end or at the extreme rear of the bleachers or grandstand. The intervening space shall have one additional rail midway in the opening: Except, that railings may be omitted when stands are place directly against a wall or fence giving equivalent protection; stairs and ramps shall be provided with guardrails. Handrails at the front of stands and adjacent to an aisle shall be designed to resist a load of 75 kilograms per linear meter applied at the top rail. Other handrails shall be designed to resist a load of 40 kilograms per linear meter. (7) Foot Boards Footboards shall be provided for all rows of seats above the third row or beginning at such point where the seating plank is more than 600 millimeters above grade. (8) Exits (8.1) Distance to Exit The line of travel to an exit shall not be more than 45.00 meters. For stands with seats without backseats this distance may be measured by direct line from a seat to the exit from the stand. (8.2) Aisle Used as Exit An aisle may be considered as only one exit unless it is continuous at both ends to a legal building exit or to a safe dispersal area. (8.3) Two Exits Required A stand with the first seating board not more than 500 millimeters above grade of floor may be considered to have two exits when the bottom of the stand is open at both ends. Every stand or section of a stand within a building shall have at least two means of egress when the stand accommodates more than 50 persons. Every open air stand having seats without backrests shall have at least two means of egress when the stand accommodates more than 300 persons. (8.4) Three Exits Required Three exits shall be required for stands within a building when there are more than 300 occupants within a stand and for open air stands with seats without backrests where a stand or section of a stand accommodates more than 1000 occupants. (8.5) Four Exits Required Four exits shall be required when a stand or section of a stand accommodates more than 1000 occupants: Except, that for an open air stand with seats without backrest four exits need not be provided unless there are accommodations for more than 3000 occupants. (8.6) Width The total width of exits in meters shall not be less than the total occupant load served divided by 165: Except, that for open air stands with seats without backrest the total width of exits in meters shall be not less than the total occupant load served...
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