National Building Code of the Philippines Quiz

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BP 220 is otherwise known as "Economic and Socialized Housing ______"

Projects

The National Building Code applies to the design, location, siting, construction, alteration, repair, conversion, use, occupancy, maintenance, moving, ______, and addition to public and private buildings, except Traditional indigenous family dwellings

demolition

Construction involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment without increasing the area of the building is called ______

alteration

Any physical change made on a building to increase its value, utility and/or improve its aesthetic quality is called ______

renovation

Change in use or occupancy of a building is called ______

conversion

Remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion of a building is called ______

repair

Systematic dismantling or destruction of a building, in whole or in part, is called ______

demolition

Various technical professional codes that are supplementary to the Building Code are referred to as ______

referral codes

The Secretary of the DPWH is responsible for formulation of policies, plans, standards, and guidelines (codecompliant) and memoranda circulars for implementation of Code and exercise of appellate jurisdiction over decisions of OBO, evaluation, and approval of amendments to ______

referral codes

The Building Official is tasked with enforcement of the Building Code in their jurisdictions, with guidance from the Secretary and has the duty of ______

enforcement

The DPWH Secretary prescribes the rates of fees and guidelines on fees, and the Building Official collects the fees, where a maximum of 20% will be retained by the OBO for expenses of their office and the remainder will be remitted to ______

LGU

The Building Official must be a Filipino citizen with good moral character, an architect or civil engineer, a member of a duly accredited organization of their profession for at least 5 years, have at least 5 years of diversified and professional experience in building design and construction, and have attended a seminar workshop on PD 1096 conducted by the ______

DPWH

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on February 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be realistic and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a uniform and clearer interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on February 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be realistic and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a uniform and clearer interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

Philippines

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on ______ 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be realistic and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a uniform and clearer interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

February

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on February 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be ______ and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a uniform and clearer interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

realistic

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on February 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing ______ standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be realistic and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a ______ and clearer interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

uniform

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on February 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public ______. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be realistic and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a uniform and clearer interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

welfare

Except AR 181: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 1 Presidential Decree 1096, s. 1977 o Traditional indigenous family dwellings – NATIONAL BUILDING CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES – 21 RULES; 139 SECTIONS FOREWORD NBCP was issued on February 19, 1977 Purpose of enforcing uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy and maintenance in line with the policy of the state to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare. 2015 Revised IRR Need to update and amplify various provisions To be realistic and relevant in present times as demanded by technological changes By National Building Code Review Committee (Board of Consultants) & National Building Code Development Office (of the DPWH) Goal: to contribute to a uniform and ______ interpretation and understanding of the NBC for its effective enforcement – o Dwelling for use and occupancy of family of owner only Constructed of native materials (eg bamboo, nipa, logs, or lumber) Total cost does not exceed Php15,000.

clearer

What is the purpose of the National Building Code of the Philippines?

To enforce uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy, and maintenance.

What is the responsibility of the Building Official under the National Building Code?

Enforcing the Building Code in their jurisdictions and collecting fees.

What is the alternative name for BP 220?

Low-Cost Housing Act

Who is responsible for prescribing the rates of fees and guidelines on fees under the National Building Code?

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary

What is meant by 'remedial work' in the context of the National Building Code?

Repair work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion of a building.

What type of dwellings are exempt from the National Building Code?

Traditional indigenous family dwellings

What does BP 220 refer to?

Economic and Socialized Housing Projects

Who is responsible for setting/imposing fees that the OBO may collect?

The DPWH Secretary

What is the term used for construction involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment without increasing the area of the building?

Alteration

Who retains a maximum of 20% of the collected fees for expenses of their office?

The OBO

What is the term for systematic dismantling or destruction of a building, in whole or in part?

Demolition

What is the duty of the Building Official in their jurisdiction?

Tasked with enforcement of the Building Code with guidance from the Secretary

Which construction activity involves any physical change made on a building to increase its value, utility and/or improve its aesthetic quality?

Renovation

What must the Building Official have attended in relation to PD 1096 conducted by the DPWH?

A seminar workshop on PD 1096

What is the purpose of the National Building Code?

To safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare

What are technical professional codes that are supplementary to the Building Code referred to as?

Ancillary codes

What is NOT considered an administrative fine under the National Building Code?

Failure to comply with building code standards

Study Notes

National Building Code of the Philippines

  • BP 220 is also known as "Economic and Socialized Housing".
  • The National Building Code applies to the design, location, siting, construction, alteration, repair, conversion, use, occupancy, maintenance, moving, and addition to public and private buildings, except Traditional indigenous family dwellings.
  • The purpose of the National Building Code is to enforce uniform standards and requirements on building design, construction, use, occupancy, and maintenance to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare.

Building Official

  • The Building Official is responsible for the enforcement of the Building Code in their jurisdiction, with guidance from the Secretary of the DPWH.
  • The duty of the Building Official is to inspect buildings, issue permits, and monitor compliance with the Building Code.

Fees and Guidelines

  • The Secretary of the DPWH is responsible for prescribing the rates of fees and guidelines on fees under the National Building Code.
  • The Building Official collects the fees, with a maximum of 20% retained by the OBO for expenses of their office, and the remainder remitted to the National Treasury.

Construction and Maintenance

  • Construction involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment without increasing the area of the building is called "alteration".
  • Any physical change made on a building to increase its value, utility and/or improve its aesthetic quality is called "renovation".
  • Remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion of a building is called "remedial work".
  • Systematic dismantling or destruction of a building, in whole or in part, is called "demolition".
  • Change in use or occupancy of a building is called "change of occupancy".

Exemptions and Qualifications

  • Traditional indigenous family dwellings are exempt from the National Building Code, defined as dwellings for use and occupancy of the family of the owner only, constructed of native materials, and with a total cost not exceeding Php15,000.
  • The Building Official must be a Filipino citizen with good moral character, an architect or civil engineer, a member of a duly accredited organization of their profession for at least 5 years, have at least 5 years of diversified and professional experience in building design and construction, and have attended a seminar workshop on PD 1096 conducted by the DPWH.

Miscellaneous

  • Technical professional codes that are supplementary to the Building Code are referred to as "codes".
  • The Secretary of the DPWH is responsible for formulation of policies, plans, standards, and guidelines (code-compliant) and memoranda circulars for implementation of the Code and exercise of appellate jurisdiction over decisions of the OBO, evaluation, and approval of amendments to the Code.

Test your knowledge about the National Building Code of the Philippines, including its purpose, rules, and sections. This quiz covers topics related to building design, construction, use, occupancy, and maintenance as enforced by the state.

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