Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: high which will also serve as a tapping board for the blind. 3. SIGNAGE FOR ROADWORKS ON THE CARRIAGEWAY 3.1 Temporary signs used to warn of roadworks should be carefully loczted and should not cause any inconveniences 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 EXIT 4.1 Wall mounted or free standing tablets with an embossed plan configuration of the building which also shows the location of the lobby, washrooms and emergency exits of the building (indicated by different textures with corresponding meanings) should be provided either in front of the building or at the main lobby. the markings of this tablet should be readable by both the fully sighted and the blind persons. 4.2 Flashing light directional signs indicating the location(s) of fire exit shall 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. NO. 1185 (The Fire Code of the Philippines). 5. AUDIBLE AND VISIBLE ALARM SYSTEM 5.1 Audio-visual alarm systems shall be provided in all fire sections, as defined under P.D. NO. 1185 otherwise known as THE FIRE CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES, of buildings in accordance with the guidelines provided under Section 3.503 of the same. 5.2 For buildings of residential occupancies, i.e. Groups A and B, as defined under Section 701, of Chapter 7 of P.D. NO. 1096 otherwise known as the "The National Building Code of the Philippines", the provision of "VIBRA-ALARMS" for all occuants who are either deaf or hearing-impaired shall be compulsory. ILLUSTRATIONS FOR MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS A. OUTSIDE AND AROUND BUILDINGS 1. DROPPED CURBS 1.1 Changes in level at walkways should be effected by slight ramps and dropped curbs; 1.2 Dropped curbs should be provided at pedestrian crossings and at the end of footpaths of a private street or access road; 1.3 Dropped curbs at crossings should have a length corresponding to the width of the crossing; otherwise, the minimum width should be 0.90 m. 1.4 Dropped curbs shall be ramped towards adjoining curbs with a gradient not more than 1:12; 1.5 Dropped curbs shall be sloped towards the road with a maximum cross gradient of 1:20 to prevent water from collecting at the walkway; 1.6 The lowest point of a dropped curb should not exceed 25 mm height above the road or gutter; 2. CURB CUT-OUTS 2.1 Curb cut-outs should only be allowed when it will not obstruct a walkway or in any way lessen the width of a walkway; 2.2 The minimum width of a curb cut-out should be 0.90 m.; 2.3 Curb cut-out should not have a gradient not more than 1:12; 3. WALKWAYS 3.1 Walkways should be kept as level as possible and provided with slip-resistant material; 3.2 Whenever and wherever possible, walkways should have a gradient no more than 1:20 or 5%; 3.3 Walk...
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