Building Construction Requirements
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Building Construction Requirements

This quiz covers the general building requirements, including safe construction principles, environmental safeguards, and facility standards. It's a must-know for architects, engineers, and construction professionals. Test your knowledge of building codes and regulations!

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What is a requirement for buildings or structures intended for the manufacture and/or production of any kind of article or product?

Observing environmental safeguards

What should be maintained in safe, sanitary, and good working condition?

Buildings or structures and all parts thereof as well as all facilities found therein

What is a consideration for sites or buildings intended for human habitation?

Distance from polluted sources

Where are the definitions for words, terms, and phrases used in this Code located?

<p>Annex 'A'</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of Section 105?

<p>To outline site requirements</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a general requirement for all buildings or structures?

<p>Conforming to principles of safe construction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum thickness of foundation footings required to support the load of the dwelling?

<p>250 millimeters</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum live load of the first floor according to the National Building Code?

<p>200 kilograms per square meter</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum wind load for roofs in terms of vertical projection?

<p>120 kilograms per square meter</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the minimum clear width of stairs required in the building code?

<p>750 millimeters</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many entrances and exits are required in a building?

<p>One entrance and one exit</p> Signup and view all the answers

What code do electrical installations need to conform to?

<p>Philippine Electrical Code</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the Secretary promoting rules and regulations for each of the other Group Occupancies?

<p>To cover various aspects of building design and safety</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a requirement for every building according to the National Building Code?

<p>To be designed, constructed, and equipped to provide adequate light and ventilation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What happens when a building is enlarged?

<p>The dimensions of the required court or yard decrease</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is excluded from the measurement of site occupancy?

<p>Courts, yards, and light wells</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the National Building Code's approach to building design and arrangement?

<p>Ensure adequate light and ventilation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a consideration in building design according to the Civil Code of the Philippines?

<p>Easements of Light and View</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required for a change in occupancy to be approved?

<p>The building must comply with the requirements of the new occupancy.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the case when a one-storey building houses more than one occupancy?

<p>Each portion of the building conforms to the requirement of the particular occupancy housed therein.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the percentage of area that minor accessory uses can occupy?

<p>10% of the area of any floor or building.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What determines the occupancy classification when there are minor accessory uses?

<p>The major use of the building determines the occupancy classification.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the condition for changing the character of occupancy or use of an existing building?

<p>The new use must be less hazardous than the existing use.</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the general requirement for a building of mixed occupancy?

<p>The whole building is subject to the most restrictive requirement.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where should roof drains be installed?

<p>At low points of the roof</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required where roof drains are installed?

<p>Adequate overflow drains</p> Signup and view all the answers

Where is it permitted for roof drainage water to flow over public property?

<p>In Group A and J Occupancies</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is required at the juncture of the roof and vertical surfaces?

<p>Flashing and counterflashing</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is the occupant load permitted in a building determined?

<p>By dividing the floor area assigned to that use by the unit area allowed per occupant</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of the National Plumbing Code referenced in the text?

<p>For installing roof drains and overflow drains</p> Signup and view all the answers

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