All mechanical systems, equipment and installations mentioned in this Code shall conform to the provisions of the Philippine Mechanical Engineering Code, as adopted by the Board of Mechanical Engineering pursuant to Commonwealth Act No. With standard spacing, as specified in this Code, aisles shall be so located that there will be not more than seven seats between the wall and ansle and not more than fourteen seats between aisles. Documenting a program under this Code consists of filing with the Building Official a reference to a publication or publications accessible to him were the detailed description of the program or a brief statement of the theoretical background of the program including a description of the algorithms used are found. (f) There shall be first aid provisions of types using water or water solutions. The character of occupancy of existing buildings may be changed subject to the approval of the Building Official and the building may be occupied or purposes set forth in other Groups: Provided the new or proposed use is less hazardous, based on life and fire risk, than the existing use. Requirements for Other Group Occupancies. BUILDING PROJECTION OVER PUBLIC STREETS. The maximum variation in the width of treads in any one flight shall not be more than 5 millimeters and the maximum variation in one height of two adjacent rises shall not exceed 5 millimeters. The structural elements may be any of the materials permitted by this Code. The administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Code including the imposition of penalties for administrative violations thereof is hereby vested in the Secretary of Public Works, Transportation and Communications, hereinafter referred to as the “Secretary”. For signs on buildings, the dead and lateral loads shall be transmitted through structural frame of the building to the ground in such a manner as not to overstress any of the elements of the building. (b) The walkway shall be capable of supporting a uniform live load of 650 kilograms per square meter. The maximum rise of treads shall not exceed 200 millimeters and the minimum width of the run shall be 280 millimeters. The dimensions of wooden post shall be those found in Table 708-A Dimensions of Wooden Posts (Annex B-1). (c) Exit. Section 1211. Section 214. Division 1. (9) Group I. (d) Ports and Openings. No leaf of an exit door shall exceed 1.20 meters in width. Bays, Porches, and Balconies. Frames of skylights shall be designed to carry loads required for roofs. The allowable working stresses of materials in trusses shall conform to this Code. A wire screen, if used under the glass, must be so placed that if clogged it cannot reduce the required ventilating area or interfere with the operating mechanism or obstruct the distribution of water from the automatic fire extinguishing systems. The horizontal clearance between the awning and the curb line shall not be less than 300 millimeters. (a) All buildings or structures as well as accessory facilities thereto shall conform in all respects to the principles of the safe construction and must be suited to the purpose for which they are designed. For purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Code, the Secretary shall exercise the following general powers and functions: (1) Formulate policies, plans, standards and guidelines on building design, construction, use occupancy and maintenance, in accordance with this Code. Smoke chamber back walls shall not be less than 150 millimeters in thickness. (c) Buildings or structures and all parts thereof as well as all facilities found therein shall be maintained in safe, sanitary and good working condition. When openings in exterior walls are required to be protected due to distance from property line, the sum of the areas of such openings in any storey shall not exceed 50 percent of the total area of the wall in that storey. Sa ngayon worried ako na baka may penalty kapag nalaman na walang occupancy permit ang bahay namin. Film laboratories, projection rooms, and nitro-cellulose processing rooms shall have not less than two exits. Section 306. Signs shall be illuminated only by electrical means in accordance with the Philippine Electrical Code. Such exit doors shall provide a minimum clear width of 1.70 meters. General Requirements of Light and Ventilation. Corner Buildings with Chaflans. The horizontal clearance between the outermost edge of the marquee and the carb line shall be not less than 300 millimeters. Except in Groups A Occupancies, changes in floor elevations of less than 300 millimeters along any exit serving a tributary occupant load of 10 or more shall be by means of ramps. (b) The Secretary shall prescribe special tests to determine the structural adequacy, durability, soundness, weather and fire resistance of the prefabricated assemblies. In other than Group A Occupancies rubbish and linen chutes shall terminate in rooms separated from the remainder of the building by a One-Hour Fire-Resistive Occupancy Separation. Fire safety inspections should be conducted as a pre-requisite to grants of permits and/or licenses by local governments or other government agencies (Section 7a). ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL REGULATIONS. All electrical installation shall conform to the requirements of the Philippine Electrical Code. No vertical aisle shall have a dead end more than 16 rows in depth regardless of the number of exits required. In all occupancies, floors above the first storey having an occupant load of more than 10 shall not have less than two exits. Existing buildings or structures in fire zones that do not comply with the requirements for a new building erected therein shall not hereafter be enlarged, altered, remodeled, repaired or moved except as follows: (a) Such building is entirely demolished; (b) Such building is to be moved outside the limits of the more highly restrictive Fire Zone to a zone where the building meets the minimum standards; (c) Changes, alterations and repairs may be made provided that in any 12-month period, the value of the work does not exceed twenty percent of the value of the existing building, and provided that, such changes do not add additional combustible material, and do not, in the opinion of the Building Official, increase the fire hazard; (d) Additions thereto are separated from the existing building by fire walls, as set forth in Sub-section 604 (b); (e) Damage from fire or earthquake, typhoons or any fortuitous event may be repaired, using the same kind of materials of which the building or structure was originally constructed, provided that, the cost of such repair shall not exceed twenty percent of the replacement cost of the building or structure. (c) DINING rooms for public use without artificial ventilation shall be properly screened. Such clearance shall be established by measuring vertically from a plane parallel and tangent to the stairway tread nosing to the soffit above all points. Processing of Building Permits. (3) Plastic used in glazed openings for Type II Construction shall be materials appropriate for use according to flame-spread characteristics and the location, size, and spacing of the openings do not exceed the values set forth by the Secretary. (2) There shall be no openings in smokeproof enclosures, except exit doorways and openings in exterior walls. Expanding envelopes shall not be used. A member of good standing of a duly accredited organization of his profession for not less than two years. Requirements on Type of Construction. Every protective fence or canopy shall be removed within 30 days after such protection is no longer required as determined by the Building Official. The dwelling shall occupy not more than ninety percent of a corner lot and eighty percent of an inside lot, and subject to the provisions on Easement on Light and View of the Civil Code of the Philippines, shall be at least 2 meters from the property line. (e) Glass used for the transmission of light, if placed in floors or sidewalks, shall be supported by metal or reinforced concrete frames, and such glass shall not be less than 12.5 millimeters in thickness. The shaft shall be as required in this Code for vertical openings. (a) No person shall use or occupy a street, alley or public sidewalk for the performance of work covered by a building permit except in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. ; $375 for spaces larger than 10,000 s.f. Openings into the chutes shall not be located in required exit corridors or stairways. The maximum rise from one row of seats to the next shall not exceed 400 millimeters. Sino po sa inyo ang nakakaalam kung may penalty nga o … 206, s. 2004 “an ordinance requiring all applicants of business, building/house occupancy and electrical permits/licenses to secure fire inspection certificate from the municipal engineering office and payment of corresponding fees as pre-requisites for the issuance thereof. 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 backrests the total width of exits in meter shall not be less than the total occupant load served divided by 500 when existing by stairs, and divided by 650 when existing by ramps or horizontally. 9.0.2.1 a), Upon assessment, buildings owners/occupants will be asked to pay Fire Code fees (Sec. A copy of the output sheets for computer-generated computations shall be submitted as a part of the design computations. Enclosing Walls of elevator shafts may consist of wire glass set in metal frames on the entrance side only. Shutters may be omitted when only acetate safety film is used. Chairs and benches used on raised stands shall be secured to the platforms upon which they are placed: Except, that when less than 25 chairs are used upon single raised platform the fastening of seat to the platform may be omitted. These penalties may include fines – as low as $50 for a first offense and $300 or more for a second or third violation – and the loss of the right to occupy or use a structure. (3) Access to Exits. When a new building is to be erected on the same property with an existing building, the assume property line from the existing building shall be the distance to the property line for each occupancy as set forth by the Secretary. Section 1212. Provided, that this requirement shall not apply to exterior exit balconies, railings, and corridors of one-storey building housing a Group E and F Occupancy occupied by one tenant only and which serves an occupant load of 30 or less, nor to corridors, formed by temporary partitions. (2) Except for Type I Construction, the location size, and spacing of such glazed openings do not exceed the values set forth by the Secretary. (632) 895-3611 Fax No. The face of the triangle so formed shall be at right angles to the bisector of the angle of the intersection of the street lines; provided, that in no case, the Secretary shall determine the size and form of the chaflan. Roof drains shall be installed at low points of the roof and shall be adequate in size to discharge all tributary waters. (b) All buildings shall face a street or public alley or a private street which has been duly approved. (5) Type V. Type V buildings shall be fire-resistive. (d) Air Ducts. For purposes of this Code, all buildings proposed for construction shall be classified or identified according to the following types: (1) Type I. Exterior stairway shall be of incombustible material: Except, that on Type III buildings which do not exceed two storeys in height, which are located in less fire-restrictive Fire Zones, as well as on Type I buildings may be of wood not less than 50 millimeters in nominal thickness. (b) No sign or signboard shall be constructed as to unduly obstruct the natural view of the landscape, distract or obstruct the view of the public as to constitute a traffic hazard, or otherwise defile, debase or offend aesthetic and cultural values and traditions. Section 1206. (b) Buildings or structures intended to be used for the manufacture and/or production of any kind of article or product shall observe adequate environmental safeguards. Group E Occupancies shall include: Division 1. (b) Skylights. The processing of building permits shall be under the overall administrative control and supervision of the Building Official and his technical staff of qualified professionals. Buildings of Group Hand I Occupancy shall have wet standpipes systems capable of delivering the required quantity and pressure from any two outlets simultaneously; for all other occupancies only one outlet need be figured to be opened at one time. (4) A “Four-Hour Fire-Resistive Occupancy Separation” shall have no openings therein and shall be of not less than four-hour fire resistive construction. Trim and handrails shall not reduce the required width by more than 100 millimeters. Section 708. (a) General. Section 803. Section 1606. There shall be at least one entrance and another one for exit. No masonry chimney shall be corbeled from a wall more than 150 millimeters nor shall a masonry chimney be corbeled from a wall which is less than 300 millimeters in thickness unless it projects equally on each side of the wall. (3) Arrangement of Exits. Interior wet standpipes shall be constructed of the same materials as those required for dry standpipes. Workshops, Factories, and Offices. Fire clay chimney lining shall not be less than 15 millimeters thick. Where roof drains are required, adequate overflow drains shall be provided. A fusible link shall be placed in the cable control system on the underside of the ventilator at or above the roof line or as approved by the Building Official, and shall be so located as not to be affected by the operation of fire-extinguishing systems. (c) Construction. (3) In all rooms used for storage or handling of photographic x-ray nitrocellulose films and other inflammable articles. Shutters of a size greater than 1,300 square centimeters shall be equipped with a counter-balance. Upon completion of the construction, the said licensed architect or civil engineer shall submit the logbook, duly signed and sealed, to the Building Official. Doors in any position shall not reduce the required width of the corridor by more than one-half. (a) The provisions of this Code shall apply to the design, location, sitting, construction, alteration, repair, conversion, use, occupancy, maintenance, moving, demolition of, and addition to public and private buildings and structures, except traditional indigenous family dwellings as defined herein. (1) Construction. Gridirons and fly galleries shall be designed to support a live load of not less than 367 kilograms per square meter. Above stated rooms with a natural ventilation shall have ceiling height not less than 2.70 meters. (a) Roof Covering. Enclosure of Vertical Openings. The guardrail shall make an angle of not more than 30 degrees with the axis of the exit court. No person, firm or corporation, including any agency or instrumentality of the government shall erect, construct, alter, repair, move, convert or demolish any building or structure or cause the same to be done without first obtaining a building permit therefor from the Building Official assigned in the place where the subject building is located or the building work is to be done. Walls and partitions enclosing elevators and escalators shall be of not less than the fire-resistive construction required under the Types of Construction. Our Philippine House Project – Building, Zoning, Fire Protection Permits Our experiences with obtaining our Philippine building permit and certificate of occupancy Read more November 20, 2010 CHAPTER VII Standpipes shall be located within enclosed stairway landings or near such stairways as possible or immediately inside of an exterior wall and within 300 millimeters of an opening in a stairway enclosure of the balcony or vestibule of a smokeproof tower or an outside exit stairway. The roof covering of the spires shall be as required for the main room of the rest of the structure. 6.00 square meters with at least dimensions of 2.00. Division 1. Section 602. At least one exit not less than 900 millimeters wide shall be provided from each side of the stage opening directly or by means of a passageway not less than 900 millimeters in width to a street or exit court. Approved metal heat circulators may be installed in fireplaces. The entire structure shall be designed to carry the loads imposed upon it: Provided, that the live load shall be not less than 600 kilograms per square meter. The openings to the duct or intake shall not be less than 300 millimeters above the bottom of the shaft and the street surface or level of court at the respective ends of the duct or intake. Discharge pipes from pressure tanks extend 50 millimeters into and above the bottom of such tanks. (a) Subject to the provisions of the Civil Code of thePhilippineson Basement of Light and View and to the provisions of this part of the Code, every building shall be designed, constructed, and equipped to provide adequate light and ventilation. Openings through stage floor shall be equipped with tight-fitting trap doors of wood of not less than 5 millimeters nominal thickness. All shafts, ducts, chutes, and other vertical openings not covered in paragraph (b) above shall have enclosing walls conforming to the requirements specified under the type of construction of the building in which they are located. (Rule 10.2.2.A), Every structure depending on size, arrangement, and occupancy,shall have at least two means of escape remote from each other in order to minimize any possibility that both may be blocked by fire or other emergency conditions. Stairways serving an occupant load of more than 50 shall not be less than 1.10 meters. (d) Projection Over Alleys. Section 802. Owners Tips The Department strongly recommends that you negotiate a closing based on a final Certificate of Occupancy, not a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy. In every case the corbeling shall not exceed 25 millimeters protection for each course of brick. Percentage of Site Occupancy. (a) Every room intended for any use, not provided with artificial ventilation system as herein specified in this Code, shall be provided with a window or windows with a total free area of openings equal to at least ten percent of the floor area of room, and such window shall open directly to a court, yard, public street or alley, or open water courses. (2) The edges of dome-type skylights shall be properly flashed. (3) Width and Height. Motion Picture Projection Rooms. Stands made of combustible framing shall be limited to 11 rows or 2.70 meters in height. Unless open to the outer at the top for its full area, vent shaft shall be covered by a skylight having a net free area or fixed louver openings equal to the maximum required shaft area. All public or private utilities above or below the ground shall be protected from any damage by any work being done under the permit. (2) Plastic may be used in approved skylights in Type II one-hour fire-resistive construction which are located 300 millimeters or more above the lower place of the ceiling. (2) Size. The exhaust systems serving the projection room may be extended to cover rooms associated therewith such as rewind rooms. All pipe materials to be used in buildings shall conform to the Standard Specifications of the Philippine Standard Council. Chimneys extending 7.50 meters or less above the chimney connector shall be lined to the top. As used in this Code, the words, terms and phrases enumerated in Annex “A” hereof shall have the meaning or definition, correspondingly provided therein. When so required, no work shall be done until such plans, specifications and schedule are approved by the Building Official. The intervening space shall have one additional rail midway in the opening: Except, that railings may be omitted when stands are placed directly against a wall or fence giving equivalent protection; stairs and ramps shall be provided with guardrails. (2.6) Masonry Chimneys for Commercial and Industrial Type Incinerators Masonry chimneys for commercial and industrial type incinerators of a size designed for not more than 110 kilograms of refuse per hour and having a horizontal grate area not exceeding 0.50 square meter shall have walls of solid masonry or reinforced concrete not less than 100 millimeters thick with lining of not less than 100 millimeters of firebrick, which lining shall extend for not less than 12.00 meters above the roof of the combustion chamber. Sway forces need not to be applied simultaneously with other lateral forces. Imagine closing a failed business from 10 years ago when suddenly, the BIR comes knocking at your door, demanding you to pay Php 50,000 because of some tax return you forgot to file years AFTER you supposedly closed your business.. (6) Openings. (b) The quality of drinking water from meteoric, surface or underground sources shall conform to the criteria set in the latest approved National Standards for Drinking Water. Section 1204. Any assembly building with a stage and an occupant load of less than 1000 in the building. With standard seating, the spacing of rows of seats from back-to-back shall not less than 840 millimeters. Exterior veneer may be of approved plastic materials, and shall conform to the provisions of this Section. Paint spray booths shall be constructed of steel of not less than No. All glass in skylights shall be wired glass: Except, that skylights over vertical shafts extending through two or more storeys shall be glazed with plain glass as specified in this Code: Provided, that wire glass may be used in ventilation equal to not less than one-eight the cross-sectional area of the shaft but never less than 1.20 meters is provided at the top of such shaft. 294 as amended, otherwise known as the Mechanical Engineering Law. The screen shall be substantially mounted below the skylight. (3) Concealed Piping. Section 807. In most states, it is illegal to rent or use a building whose construction or renovation has not been certified for occupancy. Exit door shall be (1) Stairs in smokeproof enclosures shall be of incombustible construction. Such tanks shall be located so as to provide not less than 2 kilograms per sq. Other exit doors shall be so marked that they are already distinguishable from the adjacent construction. (6) Threads. Stairs for stands shall have handrails. Subject to existing budgetary, accounting and auditing rules and regulations, the Building Official is hereby authorized to retain not more than twenty percent of his collection for the operating expenses of his office. The dispersal area into which the horizontal exit loads shall be provided with exits as required by this Code. (2) Location. (e) Flashing. Incombustible supports shall be provided for all such supply tanks and not less than a 900 millimeters clearance shall be maintained over the top and under the bottom of all pressure tanks. Except, that where the entire attic is equipped with an approved automatic fire-extinguishing system, the attic space may be divided into areas not to exceed 750 square meters. Blog. (2) Overflow Drains and Scuppers. (2) In all dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, workshops or factories, and other rooms with an occupant load of more than 10 or assembly halls under Group H and I occupancies with occupant load of more than 500, and if the next doors of said rooms are more than 30.00 meters from the nearest safe fire dispersal area of the building or opening to an exit court or street. The lid shall be installed in such a manner as to permit its removal readily from the inlet. (b) Safety photographic X-ray film may be identified by the marking on the edge of the film. Division 2. Fire Safety Inspection Certificate (FSIC) – pre-requisite for issuance of Business or Mayor’s permit, Permit to Operate, Occupancy Permit, PHILHEALTH Accreditation for Hospitals, DOH License to Operate and other permits or licenses, Every building or structure shall be provided with sufficient exits to permit the fast and safe escape. All 125 millimeter dry standpipes shall be equipped with a three-way Siamese fire department connection and 150 millimeters dry standpipes shall be equipped with a four-way Siamese fire department connections. The source of supply for such pump shall be a street water main of not less than 100 mm, diameter or a well or cistern containing a one-hour supply. Every Group H and I Occupancy of any height, and every Group C Occupancy of two more storeys in height and every Group D, D, E, F, and G Occupancy of three or more storeys in height and every Group G and E Occupancy over 1800 square meters in area shall be equipped with one or more interior wet standpipes extending from the cellar or basement into the topmost storey: Provided, that Group H buildings having no stage and having a seating capacity of less than 500 need to be equipped with interior wet standpipes. (a) Rooms or spaces housing industrial or heating equipment shall be provided with artificial means of ventilation to prevent excessive accumulation of hot and/or polluted; (b) Whenever artificial ventilation is required, the equipment shall be designed and constructed to meet the following minimum requirements in changes: 1. For the violation of any of the provisions of this Code or any of the rules or regulations issued thereunder the Secretary is hereby empowered to prescribe and impose fines not exceeding ten thousand pesos. A ramp conforming to the provisions of this Code may be used as an exit. The discharge point for ducts in a paint spray booth shall be not less than 2.00 meters from the adjoining combustible construction nor less than 8.00 meters from adjoining exterior wall openings: Except, that the discharge point for exhaust ducts is not regulated in a waterwash spray booth. (e) Approval. Section 303. (b) All buildings located in areas where there are no available sanitary sewerage system shall dispose their sewage “Imhoff” or septic tank and subsurface absorption filed. Sections of plastic veneer shall be separated by a minimum of 1.20 meters vertically and 600 millimeters horizontally. Any assembly building without a stage and having an occupant load of less than 300 in the building. (6) Anchors supports and ties shall be non-combustible and corrosion-resistant. (SGD.) Republic of the Philippines, (SGD.) No obstruction shall be placed in the required width of an exit except projections permitted by this Code. When installation in exit doorways, exit doors shall be capable of openings at least 90 decrees and shall be so mounted that the clear width of the exit way is not less than 700 millimeters. When fully opened, damper opening shall be not less than ninety percent of the required flue area. The maximum number of exits required for any storey shall be maintained until egress is provided from the structures. Conspicuous “NO SMOKING” signs shall be posted. After the occupancy application The total aggregate area of plastics used in skylights, monitors, and sawtooth glazing shall not exceed twenty percent of the floor area of the room or occupancy sheltered. (c) Approved plastics may be used in lieu of plain glass in green-houses in less restrictive Fire Zones. 1185 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Other interior openings except ventilation louvers equipped with approved automatic fire shutter shall be 7 millimeters thick fixed wire glass set in steel frames. Dry standpipes shall be of such size as to be capable of delivering 900 liters of water per minute from each of any three outlets simultaneously under the pressure created by one fire engine or pumper based on the standard equipment available. The agency will issue a certificate of registration of business name. (3) “Three-Hour Fire-Resistive Occupancy Separation” shall be of not less than three-hour fire-resistive construction. Managed by EDP/IT Division of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, Presidential Decree No. 6541 to read as follows: This Decree shall be known as the “National Building Code of the Philippines” and shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Code”. Maximum Height of Buildings. sp resolution no. The blades of exhaust fans shall be constructed of non-ferrous material and shall be mounted in such a manner as to prevent contact with the exhaust duct. Such pumps shall be supplied with an adequate source of power and shall be automatic in operation. (5) Siamese Connections. In this article, we’ll explore what is a certificate of occupancy and how to obtain a certificate of occupancy. 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