Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: umber of seating accommodations reserved for wheelchair users shall be in accordance with Section 7 of Rule III. 1. FENCING FOR ROADWORKS AND FOOTWORKS All excavations, whether on the road or footway must be adequately protected or fencedin to protect pedestrians in general and the disabled in particular. whatever the type of fencing used, it is important that the railings should incorporate the following features: 1.1 The height of the top of the rail should be at least 1.00 m above the adjacent surface; 1.2 The railing should incorporate a tapping rial to assist the blind; this should not be greater than 0.35 m above the adjacent surface; 1.3 The fence should be strong enough to offer resistance should a blind person walk into it; 1.4 Gaps should not occur between adjoining fence lengths; 2. COVERS FOR EXCAVATIONS 2.1 Excavations in the footway or carriageway where pedestrians may walk should be covered temporarily with properly constructed and supported boards to provide path for pedestrians; 2.2 If the footway width will be reduced to less than 1.20 m. because of the excavation, the temporary covering should extend across the whole footway; 2.3 Minimum dimensions at obstructions 2.3.1 Effective width of footways past any obstruction should not be less than 1.20 m. 2.3.2 If unavoidable, loose materials temporarily stored on footways must be properly fenced and prevented from enrouching onto the main footway by the use of a kickboard at least 0.20 m. high which may also serve as tapping board for the blind; 3. SIGNAGE FOR ROADWORKS ON THE CARRIAGEWAY 3.1 Temporary signs used to warn of roadworks should be carefully located and should not cause any invonvenience to pedestrians, particularly the disabled; 3.1.1 Signs should be located on verges or similar whenever these are available; 3.1.2 Signs should not reduce the available footway width to less than 1.20 m.; 4. LOCATION OF EMERGENCY EXITS 4.1 Wall mounted or free standing tablets with an embossed plan configuration of the building which would also indicate locations of lobbies, washrooms ant emergency exits (though the use of different textures to symbolize the spaces) should be provided at the main lobbdy of each floor or other strategic locations; the markings on this tablet should be readable by both the blind and the fully sighted; 4.2 Flashing light directional signs indicating the location(s) of fire exits shalal be provided at every change in direction with sufficient power provided in accordance with the provisions for emergency lighting under Section 3.410 of P.D. 1185 (The Fire Code of the Philippines); - ooo -...
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