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SUBDIVISION PLANNING
CONTENTS

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1. LAND ALLOCATION
a. SALEABLE AREA
b. NON-SALEABLE AREA
i. PARKS/PLAYGROUNDS
ii. COMMUNITY FACILITIES
iiI. CIRCULATION SYSTEM

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1-2
2-4

2. LOT REQUIREMENTS
a. MINIMUM LOT AREA
b. LOT PRICE
c. MINIMUM LOT FRONTAGES

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5

3. LENGTH OF BLOCK
a. MAXIMUM BLOCK LENGTH
b. GREATER THAN 250 BLOCK LNGTH
c. ROWHOUSE

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4. SHELTER COMPONENT
a. MINIMUM LEVEL OF COMPLETION
b. MINIMUM FLOOR AREA
c. PROVISION OF FIREWALL

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5
5

5. YARD / SETBACK

6. ABUTMENTS
a. CONDITIONS

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7. WATER SUPPLY
a. WATER SOURCE
b. MINIMUM WATER REQUIREMENT
c. WATER TANK CAPACITY

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8. SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

SUBDIVISION PLANNING
CONTENTS

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9. DRAINAGE SYSTEM
a. MIN DRAIN PIPE DIAMETER

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10. STREET LIGHTING AT ELECTRIC POLES

11. PLANTS & ELEC POLE LOCATION


a. TYPES
b. LOCATION OF PLANTS
c. ELECTRIC POLE

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CONDOMINIUM DESIGN (including Non-Residential)
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CONTENTS

CONDOMINIUM DESIGN (including Non-Residential)


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CONTENTS

I. EXTERIOR/SPACE PLANNING
A. HIERARCHY OF ROADS
B. ACCESS ROADS
1. MIN RIGHT OF WAY
2. PATHWALK
C. SIDEWALKS / WALKWAYS
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
2. ACCESSIBLE (for handicapped)
D. PARKING & DROP OFF
1. PARKING SLOT DIMENSION
2. PARKING SLOT RQTS
3. PARKING REQUIREMENT
4. MIN VERTICAL CLEARANCE
5. PATHS
6. LIGHTING (POLE HEIGHT)
7. PROVISIONS FOR HANDICAPPED
8. DROP-OFF AREA
E. LOADING
1. ALLOCATION
F. YARD/SETBACK
1. GENERAL
2. RESIDENTIAL
3. EXCEPTIONS FROM SETBACK
G. OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS
H. FACILITIES
1. WATER TANK
2. PLAYGROUND
3. BASKETBALL COURT
4. SWIMMING POOL
5. LOCKER/SHOWER ROOMS

II. INTERIOR/BLDG DESIGN


A. MIN FLOOR AREA
1. SINGLE
2. FAMILY
B. SKYLIGHTS/SKYROOFS
C. CURTAIN WALLS
D. VENTILATION
1. NATURAL VENTILATION
2. AIR SPACE RQTS
3. ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION
E. ELEVATOR
F. ESCALATORS
G. MISCELLANEOUS
1. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
2. DINING (non-residential)

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7-8
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8-9
10-11

III. FIRE & EXIT RELATED DESIGN

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1-2
1
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BUILDING DESIGN - RESIDENTIAL


CONTENTS

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I. EXTERIOR/LOT
A. EASEMENT FR WATER BODIES
B. ACCESS ST/ROADS & ALLEYS
1. INTERIOR OR REAR LOTS
2. MULTIPLE LIVING UNITS
C. LOT PLANNING
D. OPEN SPACE REQTS
1. EXCEPTION
E. SETBACK/YARD
1. MIN SETBACK
2. MIN WIDTH
F. COURTS
1. MIN HORIZONTAL DIM
2. MINIMUM WIDTH
G. ABUTMENTS
1. REQUIREMENTS
H. PROJECTIONS
1. CANOPIES (MARQUEES)
2. MOVABLE AWNINGS/HOODS
3. ARCADES
I. CORNER BUILDINGS
J. MIN DISTANCE BET BLDGS
K. MIN HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE
BETWEEN ROOF EAVES
L. PARKING REQTS
1. OFF-SITE

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2-3
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2-3
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II. BUILDING DESIGN


A. ROOM SIZES
1. MINIMUM FLOOR AREA
2. CEILING HEIGHTS
3. ROOM DIMENSION

5-15
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5
5

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BUILDING DESIGN - RESIDENTIAL


CONTENTS
B. ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION
1. MIN AIR CHANGE RQT
2. EFFECTIVE TEMPERATURE
3. MIN HEIGHT FROM FLR
C. DOORS
1. MIN CLEAR HEIGHT
2. WIDTH
3. SWING
4. MIN ANGLE WHEN OPENED
5. MAX FORCE EXERTED
6. DOORKNOB LOCATION
7. MANUAL SWITCH LOCATION
8. LEVEL AREA AT DOORS
9. THRESHOLDS (MAX HEIGHT)
D. WINDOWS
1. EXCEPTIONS (Roofed Porch)
2. MIN DIST OF ROOF EAVES
E. CORRIDORS
1. WIDTH
2. DEAD ENDS
3. OPENINGS
F. EXTERIOR BALCONIES
1. WIDTH
2. PROJECTIONS
G. STAIRS
1. WIDTH
2. RISER HEIGHT
3. MIN TREAD WIDTH (RUN)
4. ANGLE OF STAIRS
5. NOSINGS
6. TACTILE STRIP
7. MAX VARIATION IN 1 FLIGHT

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BUILDING DESIGN - RESIDENTIAL


CONTENTS
G. STAIRS (continuation)
11. HANDRAILS
12. STAIR TO ROOF (Provision)
13. MIN HEADRM CLEARANCE
14. GUARDS
H. LADDERS
1. MAX DIST BT LANDINGS
I. RAMPS
1. WIDTH
2. SLOPE/ANGLE
3. LENGTH
4. LEVEL AREA
5. MAX HT BET LANDINGS
6. HANDRAILS
7. MIN CURB HEIGHT
8. MIN HEADROOM
J. ELEVATORS
1. ALLOCATION
2. MAX LOCATION FROM ENTRANCE
3. DIMENSION
4. CONTROL BUTTONS
K. ESCALATORS
1. MAX ANGLE
2. WIDTH BET BALUSTRADES
3. WIDTH OF STEP
4. MAX SPEED
5. MIN HEADROOM
6. MIN HOR DIST OF HANDRAIL
FROM NEAREST OBSTRUCTION
L. MISCELLANEOUS
1. T&B FIXTURES
2. KITCHEN SPACE PLANNING

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4. AIR SPACE RQTS

BUILDING DESIGN - RESIDENTIAL


CONTENTS

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6. LIVING ROOM
7. GARAGE & DRIVEWAYS
8. CONVERSION (English to SI)

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III. FIRE & EXIT RELATED DESIGN


A. OCCUPANT LOAD
1. OCCUPANT LOAD
2. OCCUPANT LOAD COMPUTATION
3. UNIT AREA PER OCCUPANT
B. EXITS
1. NUMBER OF EXITS
3. WIDTH
4. EXIT ARRANGEMENT
5. MAX DISTANCE TO EXITS
C. EXIT OUTLETS, COURTS,
AND PASSAGEWAYS
1. WIDTH
2. REDUCTION IN WIDTH
3. NUMBER OF EXITS
4. SLOPE
D. HORIZONTAL EXITS
1. CAPACITY
E. FIRE ESCAPE LADDERS
1. RAIL EXTENSION TO ROOF
2. MIN RAIL SECTION
3. MIN RAIL DISTANCE
4. MIN RUNG DIAMETER
5. RUNG/STEP DISTANCE
6. LOWEST RUNG DIST
F. AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS
1. SPACING

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16-18
16-17
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8. WINDING STAIRWAYS
9. CIRCULAR STAIRWAYS
10. LANDING
BUILDING DESIGN - RESIDENTIAL
CONTENTS

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G. DRY STANDPIPES
1. ALLOCATION
2. CAPACITY
3. OUTLET LOCATION
4. SIAMESE LOCATION

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H. WET STANDPIPES
1. ALLOCATION
2. CAPACITY
3. LOCATION
4. OUTLET HEIGHT
5. MIN HOSE DIAMETER
6. MAX HOSE REEL LENGTH

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20
20
20
20

3. KITCHEN FIXTURES
4. DINING AREA
5. BEDROOM FURNITURE

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DESIGN PARAMETERS
I. EXTERIOR/LOT
A. EASEMENT FR WATER BODIES*
Creek/River (Resd'l)
Off-shore
B. ACCESS ST/ROADS & ALLEYS
1. INTERIOR OR REAR LOTS
(individual)
2. MULTIPLE LIVING UNITS
(on same lot)
NUMBER OF UNITS
6 units
7-15 units
16-25 units
26-35 units
35 units
C. LOT PLANNING
Single family
Corner Lot
Inside Lot

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

3.00 m
20.00 m
min 3.00 m road width

ROAD WIDTH
3.00 m
4.00 m
5.00 m
6.00 m
7.50 m

Max 90% lot occupancy


Max 80% lot occupancy
Non-Res use - Max 25%
of total resd'l area

Multiple family
D. OPEN SPACE REQTS
LOT TYPE

% OF OPEN SPACE
Resd'l
All Others

Interior Lot
(located in interior of block
accessible frm public
street/alley thru private access
rd)

Inside Lot
(non-corner or single frontage lot)

Corner and/or Through Lot


Lots bounded on 3/more
sides by public open spcs
(i.e., streets, easement of
seashores, rivers, esteros, etc.)

1. EXCEPTION

Building Design (Residential)

50%

25%

20%

15%

10%

5%

5%

5%

Refer to Rule XVI Light &


Vent: Table I - Private Open
Space Rqts p. 226

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Refer to Rule XVI Light &


Vent: Table I - Private Open
Space Rqts p. 226

DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

E. SETBACK/YARD
1. MIN SETBACK
Single family

Multiple family

( for Low Density)


FRONT
5.00 m
SIDE
2.00 m
REAR
2.00 m
(for medium & high density)
Refer to abutments

#OF STOREYS(all lot types)


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
2. MIN WIDTH
a. EXCEPTIONS
F. COURTS
1. MIN HORIZONTAL DIM
2. MINIMUM WIDTH
NUMBER OF STOREYS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Building Design (Residential)

2.00 m

MIN SETBACK
2.00 m
2.00 m
2.30 m
2.60 m
2.90 m
3.20 m
3.50 m
3.80 m
4.10 m
4.40 m
4.70 m
2.00 m
Refer to Courts

5.00 m
2.00 m
Refer to Courts

2.00 m

2.00 m

MIN WIDTH
2.00 m
2.00 m
2.30 m
2.60 m
2.90 m
3.20 m
3.50 m
3.80 m

MIN WIDTH
2.00 m
2.00 m
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DESIGN PARAMETERS

4.10 m
4.40 m

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

MIN WIDTH
4.70 m
5.00 m
5.30 m
5.60 m
5.60 m

MIN WIDTH
-

Refer to Rule XVI Light &


Vent: Court p. 226 - 227

Refer to Sec 6: Bldg Design


Standards & Guidelines:
Courts/Yards p. 23

applicable for front, side &


rear property lines

applicable for side & rear


property lines

% OF OPEN SPACE
Resd'l
All Others
50%
25%
20%
15%

% OF OPEN SPACE
Resd'l
All Others
50%
25%
20%
15%

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

2. MINIMUM WIDTH (cont.)


NUMBER OF STOREYS
11
12
13
14
> 14 storeys
a. EXCEPTIONS

G. ABUTMENTS
1. REQUIREMENTS
Open Space
TYPE OF LOT
Interior Lot
Inside Lot
Corner and/or
Through Lot

10%

5%

10%

15%

Lots bounded on 3
or more sides by
public open spcs

5%

5%

5%

5%

Window Opening
total free area at least
(for window/s opening directly 10% of the floor area of
room
to a court, yard, public street
or alley, etc.)

Total free area least 10%


of flr area of rm
Bathroom window/s area:
min 1/20 flr area
Porch abuts public open
spcs; min 2.0 m ceiling ht

Firewall
Min Fire Resistive

Building Design (Residential)

1 hr

1 hr

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Rating
Min Ht Clearance
DESIGN PARAMETERS
H. PROJECTIONS
1. CANOPIES (MARQUEES)
Min Horizontal Clearance
(between outermost edge of
canopy & curb line)

Min Vertical Clearance


2. MOVABLE AWNINGS/HOODS
Min Horizontal Clearance
(between awning & curb line)

Min Vertical Clearance


3. ARCADES
I. CORNER BUILDINGS
J. MIN DISTANCE BET BLDGS
General
# OF STOREYS
(of Taller building)

1 to 2
3 to 4
more than 4
Between blank walls/walls
with min openings
K. MIN HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE
BETWEEN ROOF EAVES
General
# OF STOREYS
(of Taller building)

1 to 2
3 to 4
more than 4
Between blank walls/walls
with min openings

Building Design (Residential)

1 hr

1 hr

1.00 m above roof


NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

Refer to Chap 10 pp. 24-25

300 mm
3.00 m
300 mm
2.40 m
min 3.00 m above
sidewalk grade
Refer to Chap 10 pp. 25

(for multiple family)

MIN DIST BETWEEN


TWO BLDGS
4.00 m
6.00 m
10.00 m
2.0 m

(for multiple family)

MIN HOR CLEAR BET


2 ROOF EAVES
1.50 m
2.00 m
6.00 m
1.0 m

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Between blank walls/walls


with min openings
L. PARKING REQTS

1.0 m
Refer to Condominium
Design: Exterior: Parking

1. OFF-SITE (Proximity frm proj)


DESIGN PARAMETERS

Refer to Miscellaneous:
Garage

Refer to NBC
less than 100 m

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

II. BUILDING DESIGN


A. ROOM SIZES
1. MINIMUM FLOOR AREA
a. MULTIPLE-FAMILY
Economic

Socialized&
BP 220
Condo

22 sq. m.

18 sq. m.

2. CEILING HEIGHTS
2440 mm (Resd'l)

(measured from finished floor line


to ceiling line/bottom of beam)

a. MIN CEILING HEIGHT/


HEADRM CLEARANCE
W/ Natural Ventilation
W/ Artificial Ventilation
1 Storey
> 1 Storey

2.0 m
2.70 m
2.40 m

1st storey
2nd storey

2.70 m
2.40 m

succeeding
storeys

2.10 m

b. MEZZANINE
Clear Ceiling Ht Above
Clear Ceiling Ht Below

2030 mm

1.80 m
1.80 m

1.80 m
1.80 m

3. ROOM DIMENSION (General)


Refer to Chap20 p780-784

ROOM TYPE

MIN AREA

For Human Habitation


Kitchen
T&B

6.00 sq. m
3.00 sq. m
1.20 sq. m

Building Design (Residential)

MIN HOR
DIM
2.00 m
1.50 m
0.90 m

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4. AIR SPCE RQTS (room size det)


Rfr to RuleXVI: Light&Vent:
Air Spce Rqts p.229

Habitable Rooms
DESIGN PARAMETERS
B. ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION

min 14.00 cubic meters of


air space per person

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

Refer to Rules X-Mech'l pp


194-195, XVI-Light&Vent
p230

1. MIN AIR CHANGE REQT


Cubic Meter Per Minute
Per Person

MIN
0.29

MAX
0.43

CEILING HEIGHT
2.40 m
3.00 m
3.70 m
4.90 m
6.10 m
2. EFFECTIVE TEMP (comfortable)

AIR CHANGE PER HR


3
2
1 1/2
1
3/4

3. MIN HT FRM FLR (windw type AC)

2.13 m

between 21.1o-26.7oC
(70o-80oF)

20o-23.3oC (68o-74oF)

Refer to Chap 1 p.15 &


Chap 8 p. 434
(accessible), Chap 8 pp.
411-414 (gen)

C. DOORS
1. MIN CLEAR HEIGHT
DOOR TYPE
Main Door
Service Door
Bedroom Door
Bathroom Door
Mezzanine Door
2. WIDTH
a. MIN DOOR WIDTH
DOOR TYPE
Main Door

Building Design (Residential)

2.00 m

2030 - 2135 mm
MIN CLEAR HEIGHT
2.0 m
2.0 m
2.0 m
1.80 m
1.80 m

900 mm

710 mm
MIN DOOR WIDTH
0.80 m

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Service Door
Bedroom Door
Bathroom Door
b. MIN CLEAR WIDTH
c. MAX LEAF WIDTH
3. SWING
DESIGN PARAMETERS
4. MIN ANGLE WHEN OPENED
5. MAX FORCE EXERTED
(ACCESSIBLE)
a. DOOR
b. CLOSING DEVICE
6. DOORKNOB LOCATION (&others)
a. GENERAL

0.70 m
0.70 m
0.60 m
700 mm
1.20 m

RESIDENTIAL
b. MIN CLR LEVEL SPACE
(before & beyond doors)

9. THRESHOLDS (MAX HT)


D. WINDOWS
ROOM TYPE
Habitable Rooms
Total Area
Indiv Area

Building Design (Residential)

815 mm (Accessible)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

Refer to Chap 12
Section 1207 p. 32
NBC (PD 1096)
90O

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

4.0 kg
1.0 kg
0.82 m - 1.06 m height

b. PREFERRED
c. VERT PULL HANDLES
7. MANUAL SWITCH LOCATION
a. ABOVE FLOOR
b. FRM LATCH SIDE (Door)
8. LEVEL AREA AT DOORS
a. MAX FLR LVL CHANGE
GENERAL

800 mm
1220 mm

915 mm -1065 mm
Max 1220mm (Access)

0.90 m
1.06 m (measured on
center) above floor
1.20 m - 1.30 m
max 0.20 m

max 20.5 cm lower

50mm lower

(if already lead to outside)

200 mm below flr lvl


1.50 m x 1.50 m
at least equal to door
width

min 1.20 m for corridors


(perp. dist frm door edge to
corridor end)

25 mm (ramped)
MIN WINDOW AREA

MIN WINDOW AREA

10% of flr area of rm


1 sq. m

10% of flr area of rm

(Sleeping Room (detached


single & 2 family dwelling))

min 0.45 sq m
56cm min dim (least dim)

Refer Chap 18 p. 713


(Natural Vent) & Chap 8
pp. 406 & 424-433
(Window Design & Types)

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T&B, Laundry Rooms


Total Area
Indiv Area
1. EXCEPTIONS (Roofed Porch)
2. MIN DIST OF ROOF EAVES
(from side & rear property lines)

DESIGN PARAMETERS
E. CORRIDORS
1. WIDTH
a. MIN WIDTH
b. ENCROACHMENT/
CLEAR WIDTH

1/20 of flr area of rm


240 sq. mm
Refer to Rule XVI Light &
Vent: Wndw Openings p 229

1/20 of flr area of rm


Refer to Sec 6: Bldg Design
Standards & Guidelines:
Windows pp. 25 - 26

750 mm
NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

Refer to NBC&Fire Code

1.10 m
min 1.20m clr width

Max 200 mm (frm handrails,


fully opened doors)

Max 1/2 reduction (frm


doors (opened at any angle)

2. DEAD ENDS
a. MAX LENGTH
b. TURN ABOUT SPACES
OR RECESSES (Accessible)
Max Dist From Dead End

6.00 m
Refer to Chap 1 p. 11

3.50 m

Min Dimension
Max Spacing fr each othr
3. OPENINGS
a. MAX AREA OF OPENINGS
IN INTERIOR CORRIDOR WALL
(excluding doors)

F. EXTERIOR BALCONIES
1. WIDTH
a. MINIMUM WIDTH
b. ENCROACHMENT/
CLEAR WIDTH

2. PROJECTIONS
a. MIN VERT CLEARANCE
b. CONDITIONS

Building Design (Residential)

1.50 m x 1.50 m

1525mm (60") x
1965mm (78")

12.00 m
25% of area of corridor wall
covering the room being
separated frm corridor

Refer to NBC&Fire Code

Refer to Stairs for handrails

1.10 m

min 112 cm

Max 200 mm (frm handrails,


fully opened doors)

max 89 mm each side


(handrail projection)

Max 1/2 reduction (frm


doors (opened at any angle)

max 38 mm each side


(stringer projection)

3.00 m
uniform projection w/in a
block

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uniform projection w/in a


block

WIDTH OF STREETS (x) TOTAL PROJECTIONS


3.00 m < x < 6.00 m
0.60 m
6.00 m x < 10.00 m
0.90 m
10.00 m x < 11.00 m
1.00 m
11.00 m x < 12.00 m
1.10 m
12.00 m x < 13.00 m
1.30 m
13.00 m x < 14.00 m
1.40 m
x 14.00 m
1.50 m
DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)
Refer to Div 4 - Means of
Egress. Sec 3.403 Interor
Stairs pp. 50 - 55 or Sec.
3.404. Outside Stairs p. 55

G. STAIRS
1. WIDTH
a. MINIMUM WIDTH

2. RISER HEIGHT
GENERAL
RESIDENTIAL (max)
3. MIN TREAD WIDTH (RUN)
GENERAL
RESIDENTIAL
4. ANGLE OF STAIRS

Building Design (Residential)

AGS

Refer to BP 344 Appendix


A: Inside Bldgs & Struct
(pp. 369 & 379 of NBC)

Refer to Chap 1 pp.


25-28

914 mm
OCC.
LOAD
< 10
> 50
50

b. ENCROACHMENT/
CLEAR WIDTH
GENERAL
RESIDENTIAL
Handrail projectn
Stringer projectn

BP344 (Accessibility)

MIN
WIDTH
750 mm
1.10 m
900 mm

Max 100mm reduction


Min 750mm clear

For detached dwellings


(single/2family), use Class B

CLASS A
1120 mm

CLASS B
1120 mm
910 mm
(Occ < 50)

Same as Residential
Min 600mm clear
max 89 mm each side
max 38 mm each side

max 200 mm
200 mm

250 mm

190 mm

200 mm

250 mm

230 mm

250 mm
200 mm

150 mm -180 mm
210 mm

285 mm
200 mm
(exclusive of nosing, etc.)

(exclusive of nosing, etc.)

229 mm
30o - 35o optimum

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5. NOSINGS

25 mm (if tread<25cm)

6. TACTILE STRIP
7. MAX VARIATION IN 1 FLIGHT

slanted nosings

25 mm

min 0.30 m wide


5 mm

5 mm

150 mm
250 mm

150 mm
200 mm

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

5 mm

8. WINDING STAIRWAYS
a. TREAD WIDTH (RUN)
at narrower side
at 300mm frm narrower end

DESIGN PARAMETERS
9. CIRCULAR STAIRWAYS
a. MIN TREAD WIDTH
b. MAX TREAD VARIAT'N
(in 1 flight bet landings)
10. LANDING
a. WIDTH
(measured in direction of travel)

b. ENCROACHMENT/
CLEAR WIDTH
c. MAX HT BET LANDINGS
11. HANDRAILS
a. HEIGHT

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

Refer to Winding Stairs

AGS
Refer to Chap 1 p. 27

250 mm
5 mm
Equal to stair width
1.20 m (straight flight)

Equal to stair width

CLASS A
1120 mm

CLASS B
1120 mm

3.60 m

2.75 m

3.70 m

Max 100 mm reduction


3.60 m

3658 mm
Refer to Chap 1 p. 25

800 mm - 900 mm

0.80 m - 1.20 m

760 mm - 865 mm

(measured above nosing)

(measured frm edge of tread


(upper surface) to top of rail)

(measured 25 mm back from


tread edge to top of rail)

lower rail: 0.70 m


top rail: 0.90 m

(measured from landing)

915 mm (standard)
1065 mm (safe)
(measured fr top of steps)

b. MIN WALL CLEARNCE


c. GRIP (outside diameter)
d. ALLOCATION

12. STAIR TO ROOF (Provision)


a. CONDITIONS
13. MIN HEADRM CLEARANCE
General

Building Design (Residential)

Refer to Chap 12
Section 1207 p. 33

38 mm

38 mm

Refer to Sec 6: Bldg Design


Standards & Guidelines:
Interior Stairs: Handrails p.
26

Refer to Div 4 - Means of


Egress. Guardrails &
Handrails pp.52-53

840 mm
38 mm
32-38 mm

Storeys 4
Roof Slope 1:3
2.00 m

2030 mm

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2135 mm (preferred)

(measured frm edge of


tread/nosing perpendicular
to soffit)

Residential

2.00 m

2.00 m

CLASS A

CLASS B

(measured frm edge of


tread/nosing perpendicular
to soffit)

(measured frm edge of


tread/nosing perpendicular
to soffit)

2.00 m

2.00 m

14. GUARDS
a. HEIGHT

DESIGN PARAMETERS

0.80 m - 1.20 m

min 1060 mm (gen)

(measured frm edge of tread


to top of guard/frm flr of
landings to top of guard)

(meas. 25mm back frm tread


edge or balcony/landing flr)

BP 220

FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

(vertical distance of first


step frm horizontal
ceiling)

1981 mm

SOURCE
NBC (PD 1096)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

14. GUARDS (cont)


a. HEIGHT (cont)

min 910 mm (mezzanines &


int. balcony)

b. ALLOCATION&DETAILS

Refer to Div 4 - Means of


Egress. Guard Details p.53

H. LADDERS
1. MAX DIST BT LANDINGS
I. RAMPS

Refer to Chap 1 p. 7

1.80 m
Refer to Div 4 - Means of
Egress. Sec 3.406 Ramps
pp. 53 - 60

1. WIDTH
a. WIDTH
min 1.10 m
b. ENCROACHMENT/
CLEAR WIDTH
2. SLOPE/ANGLE

6. HANDRAILS
a. RAIL DIMENSION

Building Design (Residential)

Refer to Chap 1 p. 7
(general) & p. 16
(accessible)

CLASS A

CLASS B

One Way Two Way

1120 mm

760mm 1120mm

760 mm

Max 200 mm
reduction

min 1.20m clear width


8% - 10%

10% - 17%

3. LENGTH

4. LEVEL AREA (Top & Bottom)


5. MAX HT BET LANDINGS

Refer to BP 344 Appendix


A: Inside Bldgs & Struct
(pp. 367-368 & 376 of NBC)

1:12 (max)

1270 mm

min 915 mm clr width


(accessible)
5o - 15o (general)
1:12 (accessible)

max 6.0m (w/ 1:12 slope)


provide min 1.50 m
landing if > 6.00 m
min 1.80 m
No limit

3.66 m

not req'd
Refer to Stairs: Handrails

Provide on both sides


Refer to Stairs:Handrails

965mm min ht (gen)

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Refer to Stairs: Handrails

b. RAIL AT BOTTOM LVL


CONDITIONS

Refer to Stairs:Handrails

865-965 mm (accss ht)

if ramp rise > 0.20 m


ramp leads to area w/
vehicular traffic
rail length = full width of
lower end of ramp
min 1.80 m from foot of
ramp

DIMENSION

7. MIN CURB HT (on both sides)


8. MIN HEADROOM

0.10 m
2030 mm
(measured vertically from
ramp to soffit)

DESIGN PARAMETERS
J. ELEVATORS
1. ALLOCATION
2. MAX LOCATION
FROM ENTRANCE
3. DIMENSION
a. TYP. CAR SIZE (Resid'l)

NBC (PD 1096)


Refer to RuleX-Mechanical:
Elevators p. 192

5 storeys or more

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

Refer to NBC&Fire Code

5 storeys or more
30.00 m

b. CLEARANCE (General)
c. ACCESSIBLE
MIN WIDTH
MIN DEPTH
MIN CLEAR
4. CONTROL BUTTONS
a. CENTERLINE HT OF
TOPMOST BUTTON (frm flr)
b. BUTTON SIZE
c. DEPRESSION DEPTH
K. ESCALATORS

Building Design (Residential)

AGS

BP 344 Appendix A (pp. 369 Refer to Chap 14 pp. 579& 380 of NBC)
583

1.10 m
1.40 m
0.80 m

0.90 m - 1.20 m
20 mm min diameter
1 mm max
Refer to RuleX-Mechanical:
Escalators pp. 192-193

Refer to Div 4 - Means of


Egress. Sec 3.408 p. 61

0.915 m x 0.915 m
(36" x 36")
1.07 m x 1.07 m
(42" x 42")
0.915 m x 1.22 m
(36" x 48")
0.815 m
Opening (Door)
Center
Side
2.030 m
1.730 m
1.291 m
1.291 m
0.915 m
0.915 m
0.890 m - 1.220 m (front
approach) or 1.370 m
(side approach)

19 mm min dia
Refer to Chap 14 p. 584

Page 17 of 46

Escalators pp. 192-193

1. MAX ANGLE (from horizontal)


2. WIDTH BET BALUSTRADES
a. MIN
b. MAX
c. MAX DIFF FRM WIDTH
OF STEPS
3. WIDTH OF STEP
4. MAX SPEED
5. MIN HEADRM(measured vertically)
6. MIN HOR DIST OF HANDRAIL
FRM NEAREST OBSTRUCT'N
DESIGN PARAMETERS

Refer to Chap 14 p. 584

Egress. Sec 3.408 p. 61

35

30o

558 mm
1.20 m

810 mm
1.20 m

815 mm (32")
1.22 m (48")

330 mm
610 mm (24"), 815 mm
(32"), 1.02 m (40")

38 mpm
2.30 m (7'-6")
2.45 m (8 ft)
NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

L. MISCELLANEOUS
1. T&B FIXTURES
a. WATER CLOSET
Height (Toilet Seat)
Flush Control Height
b. LAVATORIES
Height (Lavatory Rim)
Men
Women
Knee Recess
Vert Clearance
Depth
c. SHOWER HEADS
Height
Average
Small
d. SHWR VALVE HANDLE
Height
Average
Small
2. KITCHEN SPACE PLANNING

AGS
Refer to Chap 15 pp 606609, Chap 20 p 781

400 mm max
1.20 m max

400 mm

800 mm max
865 mm - 915 mm
815 mm - 915 mm
600 mm - 700 mm
500 mm

1770 mm
1640 mm

1090 mm
1005 mm
Refer to Chp20 p.782-783

3. KITCHEN FIXTURES

Building Design (Residential)

Page 18 of 46

a. CABINET

Refer to Chap 6 pp.


333-335
230 mm - 305 mm

Depth
b. COUNTERTOP HT
General
Accessible

865 mm - 915 mm
765 mm - 840 mm

4. DINING AREA
a. SEATING & TABLES
Knee Space (General)
Height
Knee Space (Accessible)
Depth
Width
DESIGN PARAMETERS
4. DINING AREA (cont)
a. SEATING&TABLES (cont)
Rising Space (General)
(measured from table edge)

Rising Space (Accessible)


Square Table
Round Table

Refer to Chap 20 p.780

min 635 mm
Refer to Chap 1 p. 11

485 mm
760 mm
NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

min 915 mm
Refer to Chap 1 p. 6 or
Chap 20 p. 780

min 1375 mm
min 1630 mm
Refer to Chap 1 p. 11 or
Chap 20 p. 780

b. TABLE DIMENSION

Refer to Chap20 p.780

Rectangular Table

610 mm x 1220 mm
(24" x 48")
765 mm x 1220 mm
(30" x 48")
765 mm x 1525 mm
(30" x 60")
915 mm x 1830 mm
(36" x 72")
915 mm x 2135 mm
(36" x 84")
765 mm x 765 mm

Building Design (Residential)


Square Table

Page 19 of 46

(30" x 30")
915 mm x 915 mm
(36" x 36")
1070 mm x 1070 mm
(42" x 42")
1220 mm x 1220 mm
(48" x 48")
1375 mm x 1375 mm
(54" x 54")

Square Table

765 mm (30")
915 mm (36")
1070 mm (42")
1220 mm (48")

Round Table

1375 mm (54")

DESIGN PARAMETERS
5. BEDROOM FURNITURE
a. BED SIZES

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS
Refer to Chap20 p.780

King

1830 mm 2135 mm
(72")
(84")

Queen

1525 mm 2085 mm
(60")
(82")

Double

1375 mm 2085 mm
(54")
(82")

Single

995 mm
(39")

6. LIVING ROOM
a. MIN CLEARANCE
Sofa w/ Coffee Table
Armchair w/Coffee Table
b. FURNITURE
ARRANGEMENT

Building Design (Residential)

2085 mm
(82")

Refer to Chap 1 p. 6 or
Chap 20 p. 780

305 mm (1'-0")
330 mm (1'-1")
Refer to Chap 1 p. 6 or
Chap 20 p. 780

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7. GARAGE & DRIVEWAYS

Refer to Chap20 p785 for


Garages

Refer to Rule VIArcades&Sidewalks p.161


for Driveways, Entrances &
Exits

Refer to Chap 1 p 100 for


Driveways

a. MIN SIDE CLEARANCE

765 mm

(from car to garage wall)

b. GARAGE LENGTH

min 6100 mm
ave 6655 mm

c. GARAGE WIDTH

min 1880 mm
2035 mm max

8. CONVERSION (English to SI)

Refer to Appendix p.
891

DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

III. FIRE & EXIT RELATED DESIGN


A. OCCUPANT LOAD
1. OCCUPANT LOAD
a. RESIDENTIAL
Dwellings
Hotels, Apartments
Dormitories

b. GENERAL
2. OCCUPANT LOAD
COMPUTATION
3. UNIT AREA PER OCCUPANT
USE/OCCUPANCY
Dwellings
Hotels
Apartments
Dormitories
B. EXITS
1. NUMBER OF EXITS
a. RESIDENTIAL

Building Design (Residential)

28 sqm per occupant


18.6 sqm per occupant
18.6 sqm per occupant

1 person per 18.6 sqm gross


floor area

Refer to Rule XIV-Occ Loads


pp. 205 - 206

Refer to Rule 3. Div 7-9, 11-15


for non-resd'l pp. 84 - 177

OL =

27.9 sqm (300 ft2) per occ


18.6 sqm (200 ft2) per occ
4.65 sqm (50 ft2) per occ

Refer to Chap 1 p. 23

Floor Area
Unit Area per Occ

UNIT AREA PER OCC


28.00 sq. m
18.60 sq. m
18.60 sq. m
18.60 sq. m
Refer to Chap 12 Sec. 1207
pp. 31-32

Min 1 entrance & 1 exit

Refer to Rule 3. Div 7-15 for


resd'l & non-resd'l pp. 84 - 177

Min 2 exits

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Single Family
# of Occupants
10
> 10
Mulitple Family
b. GENERAL
MIN # OF EXITS (at Grnd)
OCC. LOAD
(above 1st storey (x))

x > 10
OCC. LOAD
(per storey (x) )

500 - 999
x 1000
DESIGN PARAMETERS
1. NUMBER OF EXITS (cont)
b. GENERAL (cont)
MIN # OF EXITS
(per storey)

MIN # OF ENT/EXIT
1
2

Refer to Chp12 Sec1207


p31

(Refer to Div 10 - Residential


Occupancies. Sections
3.1003 - 3.1006 pp. 137 147 for details & exceptions)

Refer to NBC & Fire Code

MIN # OF EXITS
2
MIN # OF EXITS
3
4
NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

OL0 + (50%)OL1 +
(25%)OL2
OL0 = Occ Load for Current
Storey
OL1 = Occ Load for Adjacent
Storey above (& below) that
exits thru current storey
OL2 = Occ Load for Storey
Beyond 1st Adjacent Storey

c. NON RESIDENTIAL
MIN # OF EXITS (per flr)
Occupancy Type

Places of Assembly

Building Design (Residential)

# of prsons
Min # of Exit
(x)
50 x300

300x600

Page 22 of 46

Places of Assembly

600<x1000

x>1000

4
2

Mercantile

(Refer to Div 11 Sec 3.1102 p.


151 for exception)

2
Business

3. WIDTH
Total width in meters (x)
*OL = Occupant Load
Width per Exit (meters)

(Refer to Div 12 Sec 3.1202


pp. 162-163 for exceptions)

x Total OL Served
165

x / n, where
n = # of required exits

(for detached dwellings)


min 900mm(lead to outside)
min 600mm (interior door)

DESIGN PARAMETERS
4. EXIT ARRANGEMENT
(between 2 exits)

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

x 1/5 P, where
P = Perimeter of area served
(measured in straight line
between exits)

5. MAX DISTANCE TO EXITS

Refer to Rule 3. Div 7-15 for


resd'l & non-resd'l pp. 84 - 177

(measured along line of travel)

General
W/o a sprinkler sys
W/ automatic fire
extinguishing sys

Hotels
Apartments
W/in indiv unit
Ent door to exit

45.00 m
60.00 m
30.00 m
15.50 m, max 1 storey
31m(w/o auto fire supprs sys)
46.5m(w/ auto fire supp sys)

Dormitories
W/ auto. sprinklers

Building Design (Residential)

46.00 m

Page 23 of 46

36.48 m

W/o auto sprinklers

*max 1 storey flight (for


inside, unenclosed stairs)

Non-Residential
Occupancy Types
Assembly Places
46 m
61 m

W/o auto FSS


W/ auto FSS

Mercantile
30.5 m
46 m

W/o auto FSS


W/ auto FSS

Business
61 m
91.5 m

W/o auto FSS


W/ auto FSS
*FSS = fire suppression system

DESIGN PARAMETERS
C. EXIT OUTLETS, COURTS,
AND PASSAGEWAYS
1. WIDTH
2. REDUCTION IN WIDTH
a. GRADUAL REDUCTION
Min Guardrail Height
Max Guardrail Angle
(w/ respect to axis of exit)
b. ENCROACHMENT/
CLEAR WIDTH

3. NUMBER OF EXITS
4. SLOPE
a. EXIT COURTS
b. EXIT PASSAGEWAY

Building Design (Residential)

NBC (PD 1096)


Refer to Chap 12 Sec
1207 p. 35

BP 220

SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS

Rfr to Div4-Means of Egress


Sec3.407 Exit Psgwys p60-61

Refer to Exits

900 mm
30o
fully opened doors)

Max 89 mm (handrail
projection)

Max 1/2 reduction (frm


doors (opened at any angle)

Max 30 mm (stringer
projection)

Max 200 mm (frm handrails,

Refer to Exits

max 1:10
max 1:8

Page 24 of 46

D. HORIZONTAL EXITS
1. CAPACITY (Dispersal Area)
*Ambulatory - can move
on one's own or w/o help

Rfr to Div4. Sec3.405 pp 55-58

Rfr to Chap12 Sec1207 p34

OCCUPANT
TYPE

FLR AREA
ALLOTMENT

Mobile /
Ambulatory

0.30 sq. m.

NonAmbulatory

1.90 sq. m.

min 0.30 sq m clear floor


area per person

E. FIRE ESCAPE LADDERS


1. RAIL EXTENSION TO ROOF
(if provide access to roof)
2. MIN RAIL SECTION
3. MIN RAIL DISTANCE
4. MIN RUNG DIAMETER
5. RUNG/STEP DISTANCE
a. MIN
b. MAX
6. LOWEST RUNG DIST (frm flr)
DESIGN PARAMETERS

Rfr to Div4. Sec3.409 pp 66-67

min 114 cm above


roofline or parapet
1.25 cm x 5 cm
40 cm
22 mm

NBC (PD 1096)

Refer to Div 5 - Features of


Fire Protection Sec. 3.504
pp.81-82

F. AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS
1. SPACING
G. DRY STANDPIPES
1. ALLOCATION
Area abv 3rd flr=950sqm
Area abv 3rd flr>950sqm
2. CAPACITY
3. OUTLET LOCATION

BP 220

25 cm on center
30.5 cm on center
max 30.5 cm above flr
SOURCE
FIRE CODE (PD 1185)

max 1.80 m on center


Refer to Chap12. Sec. 1212
pp. 44-45

BP344 (Accessibility)

AGS
Refer to Chap 13 pp.
574-575

Typ. 3.66 m - 4.57 m


(12 ft - 15 ft)
Refer to Rule 6. Div1. Sec.
6.110 pp. 199-201

Refer to Chap. 13 pp.


574-575

4 or more storeys
1 dry standpipe
add'l pipe for every 950
sqm or fraction thereof

900 liters of water per


min (simultaneously)
max 40m travel dist (from
any pt)
61 cm-122 cm abv flr lvl
of each storey

Building Design (Residential)

Page 25 of 46

4. SIAMESE LOCATION
a. MIN HT (above grade)
b. MAX HT (above grade)
H. WET STANDPIPES
1. ALLOCATION (residential)
2. CAPACITY

3. LOCATION

4. OUTLET HEIGHT (above flr)


a. MIN
b. MAX
5. MIN HOSE DIAMETER
6. MAX HOSE REEL LENGTH
7. FIRE HOSE CABINET (CLR)*

Building Design (Residential)

300 mm
1.20 m
Refer to Chap 12. Sec. 1212
pp. 45-46

Refer to Rule 6. Div 1. Sec


6.111 pp. 201-203

Refer to Chap 13 pp. 574575

3 or more storeys
150 liters of water per min
under 2.0 kgs per sq cm
pressure at the hose
connections

min 132 liters of water per


minute at min 1.8 kilos per
sq cm residual pressure for
30mins (simultaneous)

All portions of the bldg


w/in 6.00 m of a nozzle
attached to a hose 23.00
m in length

300 mm
1.20 m
38 mm
23.00 m

38 mm
750 mm (width) x 800 mm (height) x 200 mm (depth), 900 mm above floor level

Page 26 of 46

DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

I. EXTERIOR/SPACE PLANNING
A. HIERARCHY OF ROADS

B. ACCESS ROADS
1. MIN RIGHT OF WAY

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

AGS

Refer to Subdivision Planning: Land


Allocation: Hierarchy of Roads
Refer to Rule XI-Access St/Roads&Alleys p 197

3.00 m (for Interior & Rear Lots)

8m

Multiple Living Units on Same Lot


No. of Units (x)
Road Width
x 6 units
3.00 m
7- 15 units
4.00 m
16 - 25 units
5.00 m
26 - 35 units
6.00 m
x > 35 units
7.50 m
2. PATHWALK
C. SIDEWALKS / WALKWAYS
1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.2 m

Refer to Rule VI - Arcades & Sidewalks pp.


160 - 161

a. SIDEWALKS
MINIMUM WIDTH
One-way walk
Two-way walk
Two-way (for 4 pdstrians)
One-way bike lane
Two-way bike lane
MAX GRADIENT
2. ACCESSIBLE (for handicapped)
a. DROPPED CURBS
MINIMUM WIDTH
MAX GRADIENT
To adjoining curb
Towards the road

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

Refer to Subdivision Planning: Lot


Allocation: Planting Strips & Sidewalks

Refer to Chap 1 pp. 96-97

1/6 of road right of way

PREFERRED

MINIMUM

915mm (3')
1.22 m (4')
2.44 m (8')
1.55 m (5')
2.44 m (8')

560mm(1'-10")
1.12 m (3'-8")
2.24 m (7'-4")
1.12 m (3'-8")
2.15 m (7')

1/50 (1 in 50)
Refer to BP 344
Appendix A: Outside &
Around Bldgs (pp.365367 & 370-375 of NBC)

Refer to Chap 1 p. 14 & Chap 1


pp. 96-97

0.90 m

Refer to Chap 1 p. 97
1.55 m (5 ft)

1:12
1:20

1:12
1:50

Page 27 of 46

LOWEST CURB PT(frm road/gutter)


DESIGN PARAMETERS

25 mm
NBC (PD 1096)

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

AGS

2. ACCESSIBLE (cont)
b. CURB CUT-OUTS
MINIMUM WIDTH
MAX GRADIENT/SLOPE

0.90 m
1:12

c. FLARED SIDES
MIN WIDTH (narrower end)
MAX SLOPE
To adjoining curb
Towards the road

915 mm (3')
1:10
1:12

d. CORNER RAMPS
MIN WIDTH (narrower end)
MAX SLOPE
To adjoining curb
Towards the road
e. WALKWAYS&PASSAGEWAYS
MINIMUM WIDTH
MAX GRADIENT/SLOPE
MAX CROSS GRADIENT
MINIMUM HEADROOM
f. CENTRAL REFUGE
WIDTH (along road)

1.20 m
1:20 or 5%
1:100
2.0 m

Preferred
2.00 m

Min
1.50 m

WIDTH (along crossing)


g. SIGNAGES
WALKWAY SIGNS
Min Headrm(if protruding)

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

DROPPED
1.55 m (5')

FLARED
915 mm (3')

1:12
1:50

1:10
1:12

1:50

min 1.22 m (4 ft)


1.55 m (5 ft)

Refer to Appendix A
pp. 366 & 373-374

2.0 m

Page 28 of 46

DOOR & WALL SIGNS


Height

MIN
1.40 m

DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

SOURCE
PD 957

MAX
1.60 m

BP 344

AGS
Refer to Chap 1 pp. 101-105

D. PARKING & DROP OFF

Refer to NBC

Refer to Chap 1 p.14 for


accessible parking

1. PARKING SLOT DIMENSION


a. AVERAGE TYPE VEHICLE

Refer to Chap 1 pp. 101-102

TYPE

DIM

Perpendicular

2.40 m x 5.00 m

Diagonal

2.40 m x 5.00 m

Parallel

2.00 m x 6.00 m

b. TRUCK/BUS
c. ACCESSIBLE
2. PARKING SLOT REQTS (off-street)
BUILDING TYPE
Low-income single detached
(max 100 sq. m individual lots)
Multi-family living units
AVE UNIT FLR AREA
x 50 sqm
50 sqm < x 100 sqm
x > 100 sqm
Hotels
Residential Hotels & apartels
Motels
Neighborhood shopping center
Markets
Restaurants, fast-food, etc
Office buildings
Pension/boarding/lodging houses
Othr bldgs in business/comm'l zone
Public assembly buildings
Recreational facilities
Bowling alleys
Amusement centers

min 3.60mx 12.00m


3.70 m min width

2.44 m (8') (w/ access aisle


immediately beside it)

PARKING SLOT PROVISION


Pooled parking at 1 slot/10 living units

1 slot/8 living units


1 slot/4 living units
1 slot/living unit
1 slot/10 rooms
1 slot/5 units
1 slot/unit
1 slot/100 sqm of shopping flr area
1 slot/150 sqm of shopping flr area
1 slot/30 sqm of customer area
1 slot/125 sqm of gross flr area
1 slot/20 beds
1 slot/125 sqm of gross flr area
1 slot/50 sqm of spectator area
1 slot/4alleys
1 slot/50 sq. m of gross floor area

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

Page 29 of 46

Clubhouses, beach houses


Other bldg types

1 slot/100 sq. m of gross floor area


Refer to Rule XIX - Parking & Loading Space
Reqts pp. 245 - 246

DESIGN PARAMETERS
3. PARKING REQUIREMENT
a. MIXED OCCUPANCIES
b. PUBLIC PARKING AVAILABLE
(w/in 200 m)
c. COMPUTATION (round-off)

NBC (PD 1096)

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

Parking Rqts = 100% Dominant use + 50%


non-dominant uses
only 20% of Parking Reqts may be provided
within the premises

a fraction of 0.5 & above = 1 slot

4. MIN VERTICAL CLR (for van prkng)

2.50 m (8' - 2")

5. PATHS
a. MIN WIDTH (two-way pdstrian)
b. WIDTH REDUCTION/
CAR ENCROACHMENT
6. LIGHTING (POLE HEIGHT)

7. PROVISIONS FOR HANDICAPPED


a. PARKING SLOT ALLOCATION
50 - 150 parking slots
> 150 parking slots
b. PATHWAY
Wheelchair transfer (bet parking)
Walkway (front end)
Access aisle (side)
Max slope (access aisles)
c. MAX DIST OF FRM FACILITY

AGS

Refer to Rule XIX-Parking&Loading Rqts p 246

Refer to Chap 1 p. 103

1.85 m (6 ft)
610 mm (2 ft)
9.15m-15.25m (30ft-50ft)

Refer to Rule XIX - Parking & Loading Rqts:


Special Provisions: p 246-247

Refer to BP 344
Appendix A: Parking (pp
367 & 376 of NBC)

min 1 accessible parking


add 1 slot for every 100 slots thereafter

1 between every two parking slots

(measured frm farthest parking spce along

min 1.20 m clear

min 1.55 m (5 ft)


1.55 m - 2.44 m (5' - 8')
1:50

60 m

accssble path to closest accssble entrnce)

d. SIGNAGE
SIZE

30 cm x 30 cm
60 cm x 60 cm

8. DROP-OFF AREA

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

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a. VERTICAL CLEARANCE
b. SLOPE
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM

min 2.80 m (9'-2") (for van)


1:50
1:20

DESIGN PARAMETERS
E. LOADING
1. ALLOCATION

SOURCE
PD 957

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 344

AGS

Refer to Rule XIX - Parking & Loading Reqts:


Loading Slot Rqts p. 247

BUILDING TYPE
Stores, manufacturing, mercantile
Hotels & hospitals
F. YARD/SETBACK
1. GENERAL
a. MIN HOR DIM (non-resd'l)
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (x)
30 m
25 m - 29 m
20 m - 24 m
10 m - 19 m
< 10 m
2. RESIDENTIAL

1 slot for every 5,000 sqm of gross flr


area
min 1 truck loading slot
1 truck loading slot

FRONT
10 m
8m
6m
4m
2m

SIDE
3m
3m
3m
2m
2m

REAR
3m
3m
3m
2m
2m

Refer to Bldg Design-Residential: Exterior:


Setback/Yard

3. EXCEPTIONS FROM SETBACK


CLR WIDTH OF PUBLIC ST/ALLEY

2.00 m - 2.99 m
3.00 m - 3.99 m
4.00 m - 4.99 m
5.00 m - 5.99 m
6.00 m - 6.99 m
7.00 m - 7.99 m
8.00 m - 8.99 m
9.00 m - 9.99 m
G. OPEN SPACE REQUIREMENTS

STOREY HT ALLOWED W/O SETBCK

3 storeys
4 storeys
5 storeys
6 storeys
7 storeys
8 storeys
9 storeys
10 storeys
Refer to Bldg Design-Residential: Exterior:
Open Space Rqts

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

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H. FACILITIES
1. WATER TANK
a. ALLOCATION
b. CAPACITY (*Ave Daily Demand)
DESIGN PARAMETERS
2. PLAYGROUND
a. ALLOCATION
b. MIN AREA (single)
W/ 10 condominium units
> 10 condominium units
c. DIST FRM EVERY RESIDENCE
d. SAFETY ZONE (min)
Entire play area (perimeter)
In front of slides
In front of swings
On sides of swings
e. PLAY SPACE PER CHILD
3. BASKETBALL COURT
a. DIMENSION
GENERAL
TYP. HIGH SCHOOL COURT
b. MIN UNOBSTRUCTED SPACE
AROUND COURT
c. HT OF GOAL RIM ABOVE FLR

NBC (PD 1096)

Pressure on highest usable


floor < 0.06 Mpa
20% ADD + fire reserve
SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

AGS
Refer to Chap 2 pp. 152-153

Refer to Sec 2:Dsgn Stndrds for Rsd'l


Condo Prjs: Parks/Playgrnd p. 26

Refer to Sec 2: p. 26
50 sq m
add 3 sqm for every add'l
dwelling in excess of 10 units
152.4 m (500 ft)
1.22 m (4 ft)
2.15 m (7 ft)
2.75 m (9 ft)
1.22 m - 1.55 m (4 ft - 5 ft)
6.05 - 6.55 m2 (65 -70 ft2)
Refer to Chap 17 p. 678
28.65m x 15.24m (94ft x 50ft)
25.60m x 15.24m (84ft x 50ft)

3.00 m (10 ft)


3.00 m (10 ft)
Refer to Chap17 p674(Goal Details)

d. ENCROACHMENTS(ie, mezzanine)
MIN CLEAR FRM BACKBOARD
MIN CLEAR FRM ENDLINE
e. MIN CEILING HEIGHT
f. GRANDSTANDS&BLEACHERS
MIN CLR FRM COURT
Frm seat to court side
Frm seat to court end
4. SWIMMING POOL

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

1.85 m (6 ft )
3.00 m (10 ft)
7.95 m (26 ft)
Refer to Chap 20 p. 837
1.85 m (6 ft)
1.22 m (4 ft)
Refer to Chap 17 pp. 683-690

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5. LOCKER/SHOWER ROOMS
a. DIMENSION
Showers (Indiv)

Refer to Chap 20 pp.799 - 800

MIN

OPTIMUM

915mm x 1.07m 1.07m x 1.07m


(3'-0"x3'-6")
(3'-6"x3'-6")
915mm x 1.07m 1.07m x 1.22m

Dressing Rm (Indiv)

(3'-0"x3'-6")

DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

II. INTERIOR/BLDG DESIGN


A. MIN FLOOR AREA
1. SINGLE
a. EXCEPTION
2. FAMILY
a. OPEN MARKET
b. MEDIUM COST
B. SKYLIGHTS/SKYROOFS

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

(3'-6"x4'-0")

AGS

18 sq m
Refer to Sec2: Dsgn Stndrds for Resd'l
Condo Projs: Flr Area Rqts p. 29

36 sq m
22 sq m
Refer to Rule XVI Light & Ventilation:
Ventilation Skylights p. 229

C. CURTAIN WALLS

Refer to Chap 7 pp. 395-398


(Skylight Design) & Chap 8 p. 446
(Acrylic & Polycarbonate)

Refer to Chap 8 pp. 449-454

D. VENTILATION
1. NATURAL VENTILATION

2. AIR SPACE REQTS


Room Type
School Rooms
Workshop, Factories, & Offices
Habitable Rooms
3. ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION
a. MIN AIR CHANGE RQT

Refer to Building Design-Residential:


Windows

Refer Chap 18 p. 713 (Natural


Vent) & Chap 8 pp. 406 & 424-433
(Window Design & Types)

Min Air Space


3.00 m3 w/ 1.00sqm of flr area per person
12.00 m3 of air space per person
14.00 m3 of air space per person

USE/OCCUPANCY
Apartment
Cafeteria
Churches
Department Stores
Garage

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

M3 Per Minute Per Person


MINIMUM
MAXIMUM
0.29
0.43
0.43
0.57
0.14
0.22
0.22
0.43
0.57
0.85

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Hotel room
Office
Restaurant, Kitchen
Shop, retail
Theaters
Other occupancy types

0.29
0.29
0.34
0.22
0.14

0.43
0.43
0.43
0.29
0.22

Refer to Rule XVI - Light & Ventilation:


Artificial Ventilation: p. 230

DESIGN PARAMETERS

SOURCE
PD 957

NBC (PD 1096)

BP 344

AGS

3. ARTIFICIAL VENTILATION (cont)


a. MIN AIR CHANGE RQT (cont)

Apartment
Cafeteria
Churches
Department Stores
Garage
Hotel room
Office
Restaurant, Kitchen
Shop, retail
Theaters

AIR CHANGES PER HOUR


CEILING HEIGHT (m)
2.4
3
3.7
4.9
6.1
3
2
1 1/2
1
3/4
6
4 1/2
3 1/2
2 1/2 1 3/4
3
2
1 1/2
1
3/4
3
2
1 1/2
1
3/4
6
6
4 1/2
3
2 1/4
3
2
1 1/2
1
3/4
4
3
2 1/4
1 1/2
1
5
3 3/4
3
2
1 1/2
3
2
1 1/2
1
3/4
-

Other occupancy types

Refer to Rule XVI - Light & Ventilation:


Artificial Ventilation: p. 230

USE/OCCUPANCY

E. ELEVATOR
F. ESCALATORS
G. MISCELLANEOUS
1. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
a. GENERAL
General Ratio (total fixtures)
Ratio (Water Closet to women)

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

Refer to Building Design-Residential: Building Design: Elevators


Refer to Building Design-Residential: Building Design: Escalators

Refer to Chap 20 pp 806-807

3:2 (women to men)


Min

Preferred

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Theaters, convention halls,


auditorium, etc
Stadiums, arena
Places of worship

b. ACCESSIBLE

1:50

1:40

1:100
1:75

1:75
1:75

Refer to Appendix A:
Inside Bldgs & Struct pp.
368-369 & 378-379

Min Area of Water Closet Stalls


DESIGN PARAMETERS

1.70 m x 1.80 m
NBC (PD 1096)

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

AGS

*grab bars
0.90 m length (oc)
0.80 m ht (oc)

*Lav clearance: 765 mm (30")


wide x 1.25 m (48") deep

1. PUBLIC RESTROOMS (cont)


b. ACCESSIBLE (cont)
Min Clearance for Water Closet
W/ adjacent Lavatory
Front Approach
Side Approach
W/o adjacent Lavatory

300mm min clr frm


wc to wall
400mm oc min frm
wc to wall

2.25 sq.m (area)


Turning Space (for wheelchair)
1.50 m (min dim)
Water closet provision/allocatn
(min # of accessible water closet stalls
per floor/part of floor) *WC - water closet

(for Single User Restrms)

1.25 m (48") wide x 1.70 m (66")


deep
1.25 m (48") wide x 1.45 m (56")
deep
1.55 m (60") wide x 1.45 m (56")
deep

Circle: 1.55 m (60") dia


T-shaped: 915 mm (36") each
leg, overall dim of 1.55 m x 1.55
m (60" x 60")

1 for total of 20 WC
2 for >20 WC

Signage
Men's Restroom
Shape
Size
Women's Restroom
Shape
Size

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

Equilateral Triangle
0.30 m edge length
Circle
0.30 m diameter

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Thickness

7.5 mm

Water Closet Ht (max)


Flush Control Ht (max)
Lavatory Ht (max)
Knee Recess (lav)
Vert Clear
Depth
Urinal Ht (max)

0.40 m
1.20 m
0.80 m

Fixtures

DESIGN PARAMETERS
2. DINING (non-residential)

0.60 m - 0.70 m
0.50 m
0.48 m
NBC (PD 1096)

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

AGS
Refer to Chap 20 pp. 797-798

a. DINING SPACE AVERAGES


ROOM TYPE
Banquet
Cafeteria
Tearoom
Lunchroom/coffee shop
Dining room/restaurant
Specialty/formal dining
b. FURNITURE DIM (GENERAL)
Tables
Height

Min Area per Person


m2/person
ft2/person
0.95 - 1.15
10 - 12
1.15 - 1.70
12 - 18
0.95 - 1.50
10 - 16
1.15 - 1.50
12 - 16
1.25 - 1.50
13 - 16
1.60 - 2.05
17 - 22

765 mm (2'-6")

TABLE TYPE
# of Persons
Square

Dim
610 - 765 mm

(2'-0" to 2'-6")
915mm-1.10m

(3'-0" to 3'-6")

# of Persons

Dim
L=1.10-1.25m

2 (on one side)

Condominium Design (including non-residential)


Rectangular

(3'-6" to 4'-0")

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2 (on one side)

W=765-915mm
(2'-6" to 3'-0")
L=1.80-2.15m

Rectangular

6 (3 each side)

(5'-10" to 7'-0")
W=765-915mm
(2'-6" to 3'-0")
L=2.30-2.75m

8 (4 each side)

(7'-6" to 9'-0")
W=765-915mm
(2'-6" to 3'-0")

DESIGN PARAMETERS

NBC (PD 1096)

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 344

AGS

2. DINING (cont)
b. FURNITURE DIM (cont)
Tables (cont)
# of Persons
4-5
Round

6-7
7-8
8-10

c. ACCESSIBLE FURNITURE
KNEE SPACE (Tables)
Vertical Clearance
Horizontal Clearance
Width (clearance)
CLEARANCE (for wheelchair arms)
Vertical Clearance
Horizontal Clearance
d. SERVICE AISLES (min clear)
Square Seating
Between Tables
2 chairs back to back
Diagonal Seating

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

Dim (dia)
915mm-1.10m
(3'-0" to 3'-6")
1.10-1.40m
(3'-6" to 4'-6")
1.40-1.55m
(4'-6" to 5'-0")
1.55-1.85m
(5'-0" to 6'-0")

715mm-865mm (28"-34")
min 485 mm (1' - 7")
min 765 mm (30")
min 765 mm (2'-6")
min 155 mm (6")

1.85 m (72")
765 mm (30")

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Bet. Table Corners


Wall Seating
Bet. wall & seat back
Min space for bus&service carts
e. CUSTOMER AISLES
Wheelchair access
Wall seating
Bet wall&seat back

915 mm (36")
765 mm (30")
765 mm (30")
915mm (36") - 1.12m (44")
min 765 mm (30") clear

III. FIRE & EXIT RELATED DESIGN


Refer to Bldg Design-Residential: Fire & Exit Related Design

Condominium Design (including non-residential)

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DESIGN PARAMETERS
1. LAND ALLOCATION
a. SALEABLE AREA
b. NON-SALEABLE AREA
i. PARKS/PLAYGROUNDS
- MINIMUM AREA
- DESIGNATION
- ALLOCATION

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 220

70% MAX
30% MIN

See open spce rqts for circ. sys., comm. facil., & parks&playgrnds

NO FIXED RATIO

MANDATORY (for projects 1 hectare & above)


100 sq. m
100 sq. m.
Non-Buildable
Buildable for Basketball Court

% OF GROSS AREA
3.5
4.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
9.0

DENSITY (no. of lots/dwelling unit per hectare)


OPEN MARKET
MEDIUM COST
ECONOMIC HOUSING
20 and below
100 and below
21 - 25
101 - 120
26 - 35
121 - 130
36 - 50
131 - 140
51 - 65
141 - 150
Above 65
Above 150

SOCIALIZED HOUSING
150 and below
151 - 160
161 - 175
176 - 200
201 - 225
Above 225
add 1% for every 10 or fraction
above 225

ii. COMMUNITY FACILITIES


- REQUIRED FACILITIES W/ PROJ.
AREA OF 1 HECTARE & ABOVE
COMMUNITY FACILITIES
Multi-Purpose Center
Convenience Stores
Elementary School
High School
Tricycle Terminals
- DESIGNATION
Multi-Purpose Center
Convenience Stores
Elementary School
High School
Tricycle Terminals

Subdivision Planning

NUMBER OF SALEABLE LOTS AND/OR DWELLING UNIT


required for 100 & above
required for 100-3000
required for 1500 & above
required for 1500-3000
required for 1500 & above
required for 1500-3000
required for 2000 & above
required for 2000-3000
required for 1500 & above
required for 1500-3000

Mandatory Non-Saleable
Optional Saleable
Optional Saleable
Optional Saleable
Optional Saleable

Mandatory Non-Saleable
Optional Saleable
Optional Saleable
Optional Saleable
Mandatory Non-Saleable

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SOURCE

DESIGN CRITERIA

PD 957

BP 220

- COMMUNITY FACIL. ALLOCATION


% OF GROSS AREA FOR
COMMUNITY FACILITIES
1.0
1.5
2.0
iii. CIRCULATION SYSTEM
- HIERARCHY OF ROADS
PROJECT SIZE RANGE
(Hectares)

Subdivision Planning

OPEN MARKET

OPEN MARKET

DENSITY (no. of lots/dwelling unit per hectare)


MEDIUM COST
ECONOMIC HOUSING
100 and below
101 - 150
Above 150

SOCIALIZED HOUSING
150 and below
151 - 225
Above 225

DENSITY (no. of lots/dwelling unit per hectare)


MEDIUM COST
ECONOMIC HOUSING

SOCIALIZED HOUSING

2.5 and below

major, minor, motor court,


alley

major, minor, motor court,


alley

major, minor, motor court,


alley

major, minor, motor court,


pathwalk

Above 2.5 - 5

major, collector, minor,


motor court

major, minor, motor court,


alley

major, minor, motor court,


alley

major, minor, motor court,


pathwalk

Above 5.0 - 10

major, collector, minor,


motor court

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, minor, motor court,


pathwalk

Above 10 - 15

major, collector, minor,


motor court

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, pathwalk

Above 15 - 30

major, collector, minor,


motor court

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, pathwalk

Above 30

major, collector, minor,


motor court

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, pathwalk

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Above 30

major, collector, minor,


motor court

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, alley

major, collector, minor,


motor court, pathwalk

SOURCE

DESIGN CRITERIA

PD 957

BP 220

- MIN. ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (ROW)


PROJECT SIZE RANGE
(Hectares)

RIGHT-OF-WAY (Meters)
MEDIUM COST
ECONOMIC HOUSING

OPEN MARKET

SOCIALIZED HOUSING

MAJOR

COLLEC
TOR

MINOR

MAJOR

COLLEC
TOR

MINOR

MAJOR

COLLEC
TOR

MINOR

MAJOR

COLLEC
TOR

MINOR

2.5 & below


Above 2.5 - 5.0
Above 5.0 - 10
Above 10 - 15
Above 15 - 30
Above 30

10
12
12
12
15
15

10
10
10
12
12

8
8
8
8
10
10

10
10
12
12
12
15

10
10
10
12

8
8
8
8
8
10

8
10
10
10
12
15

8
8
8
10

6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

8
10
10
10
10
12

8
8
10

6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

ROAD HIERARCHY
(additional)
Interconnecting road
Motor Court
Alley

ROW
(m)
10
6
3

Service Road w/ both ends


connecting to Minor Road (for

CARRIAGEWAY
(m)
5
3

ROW
(m)
10
6
3

CARRIAGEWAY
(m)

ROW
(m)
10

CARRIAGEWAY
(m)

ROW
(m)
10

CARRIAGEWAY
(m)

5
3

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

blocks not exceeding 60m)

Pathwalk (60m max length)


- SUBDIVISION SETBACK
(abutting a main public road)

n/a

Subdivision Planning

n/a

Refer to Fig 2: Setback Rqt Along Main Public Rd p. 9

DEPTH
3.0 m
- PLANTING STRIPS & SIDEWALKS
RIGHT-OF-WAY
(m)
15
12

n/a

LENGTH (at both sides of entrance)


5.0 m

OPEN MARKET

MEDIUM COST

Refer to Fig 2: Setback Rqt Along Main Public Rd p. 9

DEPTH
3.0 m

LENGTH (at both sides of entrance)


5.0 m

ECONOMIC HOUSING

SOCIALIZED HOUSING

Planting Strip

Sidewalk

Planting Strip

Sidewalk

Planting Strip

Sidewalk

Planting Strip

Sidewalk

1.30 m
0.80 m

1.20 m
1.20 m

1.30 m
0.80 m

1.20 m
1.20 m

1.3
0.8

1.20 m
1.20 m

1.30 m
0.80 m

1.20 m
1.20 m

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10
8
6.5
DESIGN CRITERIA
- ROAD PAVEMENT
ROAD HIERARCHY
Major Road
Collector Road
Minor Road
Motor Court
Alley
Sidewalk
- DIST BET OFFSET INTERSECTIONS
- CURB DIMENSION
Regular Intersections
At the terminal of motor courts
(just before the cul-de-sac, loop,
branch, or 'T')

0.80 m
0.40 m

1.20 m
0.60 m

0.80 m
0.40 m

optional

optional

"T"

Branch

Subdivision Planning

0.8
0.4

1.20 m
0.60 m

0.80 m
0.40 m

1.20 m
0.60 m

optional

0.50 m

optional

0.50 m

SOURCE
PD 957

BP 220

MATERIAL
ASPHALT w/ min thickness of 50mm or CONCRETE
w/ min thickness of 150mm & min compressive strength
of 20.7 MPa

CONCRETE or ASPHALT (same as PD957)


CONCRETE or ASPHALT (same as PD957)
MACADAM FINISH
MACADAM FINISH

ASPHALT/CONCRETE

MACADAM FINISH

(w/min compressive strength of 17.2Mpa)

not less than 20 m from corner to corner

not less than 20 m from corner to corner

Refer to Figure 3: Road Intersections p. 11


Refer to Figure 3: Curb Radii Dimension p. 11
CURB RADII DIMENSION ( r )
6m
6m
4.5 m

MOTOR COURT TERMINAL PT


Cul-de-sac

1.20 m
0.60 m

4.5 m

CURB DIMENSION
Outer Diameter (D) = 31 m
Inner Diameter (d) = 21 m

Outer Diameter (D) = 31 m


Inner Diameter (d) = 21 m

offset = 5 m each side of the road

offset = 5 m each side of the road

minimum dimension at terminal (including ROW and


offset) = 20 m

minimum dimension at terminal (including ROW and


offset) = 20 m

width (offset) = 10 m

width (offset) = 10 m

width of branch = 10 m

width of branch = 10 m

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- ROAD GRADE/SLOPE
SLOPE
Crown
Curbs & Gutters

not less than 1.5% - 9%


not less than 7% - 9%

not less than 1.5% - 9%


not less than 7% - 9%
SOURCE

DESIGN CRITERIA

PD 957

BP 220

2. LOT REQUIREMENTS
a. MINIMUM LOT AREA
TYPES OF HOUSING
Single Detached
Duplex / Single Attached
Rowhouse

OPEN MARKET
(sq. m.)
120
96
60

b. LOT PRICE (for single-detached units)

MEDIUM COST
(sq. m.)
100
80
50

ECONOMIC HOUSING
(sq. m.)
72
54
36

SOCIALIZED HOUSING
(sq. m.)
64
48
32

not exceed 40% of max selling price of the house & lot package

c. MINIMUM LOT FRONTAGES


TYPES OF HOUSING / LOT
Single Detached
Corner Lot
Regular Lot
Irregular Lot
Interior Lot
Duplex / Single Attached
Rowhouse
3. LENGTH OF BLOCK
a. MAXIMUM BLOCK LENGTH
b. IF GREATER THAN 250 IN BLOCK LENGTH
c. ROWHOUSE
Max Number of Units
Max Length

OPEN MARKET

FRONTAGE (m)
MEDIUM COST
ECONOMIC HOUSING

12
10
6
3
8
4

12
10
6
3
8
4

SOCIALIZED HOUSING

8
8
4
3
6
4

8
8
4
3
6
4

400 m
provide alley approx at mid-length

400 m
provide 3m pathwalk or alley approx at mid-length

20 units per block/cluster


100 m.

20 units per block/cluster


100 m.

4. SHELTER COMPONENT

Subdivision Planning

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a. MINIMUM LEVEL OF COMPLETION


b. MINIMUM FLOOR AREA
c. PROVISION OF FIREWALL

DESIGN CRITERIA

OPEN MARKET
MEDIUM COST
ECONOMIC HOUSING
SOCIALIZED HOUSING
Complete house; based on submitted specs
Cmplte hse, based on sub. specsShell hse w/future provision for loft
42 sq. m.
30 sq. m.
22 sq. m.
18 sq. m.
mandatory for duplexes/single attached units & every unit for rowhouses
0.30 m extension above roof & 0.30 m from building line (front & back)
SOURCE
PD 957
BP 220

5. YARD / SETBACK

Front Setback
Side Yard
Rear Yard

RESIDENTIAL ZONES
R-1(Low-Density)
R-2 (Medium)
R-3 (High)
5.00 m
see abutments
2.00 m
see abutments
2.00 m
see abutments

1.50 m
1.50 m (from building line)
2.00 m

6. ABUTMENTS
a. CONDITIONS (source: NBC)
PERCENT OF OPEN SPACE

TYPE OF LOT

(for Resd'l areas (single&multiple


dwellings))

Interior Lot
(located in the interior of a block made access. fr. a public st/alley thru a private access

Inside Lot
Open Space

50%
20%

(non-corner or single frontage lot)

Corner and/or Through Lot


Lots bounded on 3 or more sides by public open spaces

10%
5%

(i.e., streets, alleys, easement of seashores, rivers, esteros, etc.)

Window Opening
(for window/s opening directly to a
court, yard, public street or alley, etc.)

Firewall
7. WATER SUPPLY
a. WATER SOURCE
b. MINIMUM WATER REQUIREMENT

Subdivision Planning

total free area of at least 10% of the floor area of room


minimum of 1 hour fire resistive rating
minimum height clearance of 1.00 meter above the roof

Refer to Water Supply System: pp. 15 - 16

Refer to Water Supply System: pp. 14 - 15

ADD of 150 liters per capita per day

ADD of 150 liters per capita per day

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*ADD = Average Daily Demand


c. WATER TANK CAPACITY

ADD of 150 liters per capita per day

ADD of 150 liters per capita per day

20% ADD plus fire reserve

20% ADD plus fire reserve

Community Sewer System or Septic tanks

Community Sewer System or Septic tanks

8. SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEM


(individual)

(individual or communal)

SOURCE

DESIGN CRITERIA

PD 957

BP 220

Underground Drainage System


300 mm

Concrete lined canal w/ load bearing cover


300 mm (if undergrnd drainage sys is applicable)

Provide per pole if at 50 m distance from each other


Provide at every other pole if less than 50m

Provide per pole if at 50 m distance from each other


Provide at every other pole if less than 50m

Refer to Annex B: PD 953: pp 59 - 63

Refer to Annex B: PD 953: pp 57 - 61

TYPE 1

TYPE 1

9. DRAINAGE SYSTEM
a. MIN DRAIN PIPE DIAMETER
10. STREET LIGHTING AT ELECTRIC POLES

11. PLANTS&ELEC. POLE LOCAT'N (source: PD 953)


a. TYPES
CHARACTERISTICS

TYPE 2

TYPE 2

(recommended for Major roads) (recommended for Minor roads) (recommended for Major roads)

(recommended for Minor roads)

Road Type

applicable on major, collector,


minor & service roads

applicable on 8 m ROW minor


roads, on motor courts &
alleys

applicable on major roads

applicable on 6.5 m ROW


minor roads, roads w/
concrete lined canal

Allowed Plant Type

Shade Trees, Ornamental


Trees, Garden Plants

Mainly Ornamental Trees,


Garden Plants

Shade Trees, Ornamental


Trees, Garden Plants

Mainly Ornamental Trees,


Garden Plants

b. LOCATION OF PLANTS

W/ respect to the Side of the Road


where the Electric Distribution Lines
are Located

Subdivision Planning

SHADE TREES

PLANT TYPES
ORNAMENTAL TREES

GARDEN PLANTS

(large w/ profused braches&extended


laterally; ht. at least 4m)

(medium-sized w/ less profused


branches, max ht = 3m)

(not have primary branches & has single


woody stem)

Opposite side of the road

Along the side of the Primary Line

Allowed along the Primary Line

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5 meters from each other


W/ respect to each other
c. ELECTRIC POLE
Height
Distance from road gutter

Vertical clearance frm top of


ornamental trees

Subdivision Planning

3 meters from each other

*not allowed to be planted in property if


w/in 5 m frm distrib line

n/a
*allowed on alleys & pathwalks

10.5 meters
15 cm

3.00 m

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