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If you want to lay a foundation for a building there are some things that you need to consider and one of those is the law of the land when it comes to constructions. A building code is a set of rules that specify the standards for constructed objects such as buildings and non-building structures. Test your knowledge about building laws 01 by taking up this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which is not considered a basis of assessment for building permit fees?

    • A.

      Cost of construction

    • B.

      Floor area

    • C.

      Lot area

    • D.

      Building use

    Correct Answer
    C. Lot area
    Explanation
    The basis of assessment for building permit fees typically includes factors such as the cost of construction, floor area, and building use. However, the lot area is not typically considered a basis for determining the fees. The size of the lot does not directly impact the cost of construction or the use of the building, so it is not taken into account when calculating the permit fees.

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  • 2. 

    Which is not a ground for the non-issuance, suspension or revocation of a Building Permit?

    • A.

      Non-compliance to Code

    • B.

      Inaccurate application

    • C.

      Non-submittal of logbook

    • D.

      Unauthorized change in plan

    Correct Answer
    C. Non-submittal of logbook
    Explanation
    The non-submittal of a logbook is not a ground for the non-issuance, suspension, or revocation of a Building Permit. The other options, such as non-compliance to Code, inaccurate application, and unauthorized change in plan, can all be valid reasons for not issuing, suspending, or revoking a Building Permit. However, the non-submittal of a logbook does not directly relate to the issuance or validity of the permit.

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  • 3. 

    Which is not a requirement in applying for Building Permit?

    • A.

      Tax Declaration

    • B.

      Latest Income Tax

    • C.

      Plans and specifications

    • D.

      Current Real Property Tax Receipt

    Correct Answer
    B. Latest Income Tax
    Explanation
    The requirement of submitting the latest income tax is not necessary when applying for a building permit. The other options mentioned, such as tax declaration, plans and specifications, and current real property tax receipt, are typically required as part of the application process. However, the submission of the latest income tax is not directly relevant to the building permit application.

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  • 4. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the classification of buildings of masonry and wood construction with a one-hour fire-resistivity throughout and exterior walls of incombustible fire-resistive construction.

    • A.

      Type I

    • B.

      Type II

    • C.

      Type III

    • D.

      Type IV

    Correct Answer
    C. Type III
    Explanation
    Type I - shall be of wood construction with structural elements permitted by the Code. Type II - shall be of wood construction with protective fire-resistant materials and 1-hour fire resistive throughout, except, that permanent non-bearing partitions may use fire-retardant treated wood within the framing assembly with 1-hour resistivity. Type IV - shall be of steel, iron, concrete, or masonry construction and walls, ceiling and permanent partitions shall be incombustible fire-restive construction except that permanent non-bearing partitions of 1-hour fire resistive construction may use fire-retardant treated wood within the framing assembly.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is not covered in the framework of minimum standards and requirements for buildings under PD 1096?

    • A.

      Aesthetic value

    • B.

      Maintenance

    • C.

      Material quality

    • D.

      Location

    Correct Answer
    A. Aesthetic value
    Explanation
    The framework of minimum standards and requirements for buildings under PD 1096 covers various aspects such as maintenance, material quality, and location. However, it does not specifically address aesthetic value. This means that while the framework ensures that buildings meet certain standards in terms of maintenance, materials, and location, it does not regulate or dictate the aesthetic aspects of the buildings.

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  • 6. 

    What is referred to in works to buildings/structures involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the building height and/or floor area?

    • A.

      Alteration

    • B.

      Conversion

    • C.

      Repair

    • D.

      Renovation

    Correct Answer
    A. Alteration
    Explanation
    Conversion - A change in the use or occupancy of buildings/structures or any portion/s thereof, which has different requirements. Repair - Remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion/s of building/structure to restore to its original condition. Renovation - Any physical changemade on buildings/structures to increase the value, quality, and/or to improve the aesthetic.

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  • 7. 

    Failure to commence the work within a period of ______months from the date of issuance of permit is a basis for non-issuance, suspension or revocation of a Building Permit.

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    D. 12
    Explanation
    Failure to commence the work within a period of 12 months from the date of issuance of permit is a basis for non-issuance, suspension or revocation of a Building Permit. This means that if the work does not begin within a year of receiving the permit, the permit may be denied, suspended, or revoked. This requirement ensures that construction projects are not delayed indefinitely and encourages timely commencement of work.

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  • 8. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum ceiling height of the first storey of a habitable room provided with artificial ventilation?

    • A.

      2.00m

    • B.

      2.10 m

    • C.

      2.40 m

    • D.

      2.70 m

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.70 m
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the minimum ceiling height of the first storey of a habitable room provided with artificial ventilation is 2.70m. This means that the ceiling must be at least 2.70 meters high in order to meet the standards set by PD 1096 for habitable rooms with artificial ventilation.

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  • 9. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum width dimension of a court?

    • A.

      1.20m

    • B.

      1.80 m

    • C.

      2.00 m

    • D.

      2.10 m

    Correct Answer
    C. 2.00 m
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the minimum width dimension of a court is 2.00 m.

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  • 10. 

    For residential occupancies, how many percent of an interior lot is open space?

    • A.

      25%

    • B.

      30%

    • C.

      40%

    • D.

      50%

    Correct Answer
    D. 50%
    Explanation
    For residential occupancies, 50% of an interior lot is required to be open space. This means that half of the lot must be left undeveloped and used for landscaping, gardens, or recreational areas. This is important to provide residents with access to outdoor spaces and to promote a healthier and more sustainable living environment.

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  • 11. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum clear ceiling height for mezzanine floors above and below it?

    • A.

      1.70m

    • B.

      1.80m

    • C.

      1.90m

    • D.

      2.00m

    Correct Answer
    B. 1.80m
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the minimum clear ceiling height for mezzanine floors above and below it is 1.80m.

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  • 12. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum clearance between the established grade of a street and/or sidewalk and the lowest undersurface of any part of a projecting balcony?

    • A.

      2.00m

    • B.

      2.40m

    • C.

      2.80m

    • D.

      3.00m

    Correct Answer
    D. 3.00m
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the minimum clearance between the established grade of a street and/or sidewalk and the lowest undersurface of any part of a projecting balcony is 3.00m.

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  • 13. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum width for access road to interior lots?

    • A.

      3m

    • B.

      4m

    • C.

      5m

    • D.

      6m

    Correct Answer
    A. 3m
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the minimum width for access road to interior lots is 3m.

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  • 14. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum clear width for Group A dwelling stairs?

    • A.

      0.71m

    • B.

      0.75m

    • C.

      0.80m

    • D.

      0.90m

    Correct Answer
    B. 0.75m
    Explanation
    According to PD 1096, the minimum clear width for Group A dwelling stairs is 0.75m.

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  • 15. 

    As per PD 1096, under what classification shall factories and workshops using less flammable or non-combustible materials be classified?

    • A.

      Industrial

    • B.

      Assembly

    • C.

      Business and mercantile

    • D.

      Accessory

    Correct Answer
    C. Business and mercantile
    Explanation
    Factories and workshops that use less flammable or non-combustible materials would be classified under the "business and mercantile" classification according to PD 1096. This classification is appropriate because these establishments primarily engage in commercial or trade activities rather than industrial or assembly processes.

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  • 16. 

    As per PD 1096, under what classification shall gasoline filling and service stations be classified?

    • A.

      Assembly

    • B.

      Business and mercantile

    • C.

      Industrial

    • D.

      Accessory

    Correct Answer
    B. Business and mercantile
    Explanation
    Gasoline filling and service stations are classified under the "business and mercantile" category as per PD 1096. This classification is appropriate because these stations primarily engage in commercial activities related to selling gasoline and providing services to customers. They are considered as business establishments that cater to the needs of the public in terms of fuel and automotive services.

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  • 17. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum front setback for a Residential R-1 lot?

    • A.

      3.00 mtrs.

    • B.

      3.50 mtrs.

    • C.

      4.50 mtrs.

    • D.

      5.00 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 4.50 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the minimum front setback for a Residential R-1 lot is 4.50 meters.

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  • 18. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the minimum air space per person for a habitable room with natural ventilation?

    • A.

      10 cum

    • B.

      12 cum

    • C.

      14 cum

    • D.

      16 cum

    Correct Answer
    C. 14 cum
    Explanation
    According to PD 1096, the minimum air space per person for a habitable room with natural ventilation is 14 cum. This means that there should be at least 14 cubic meters of air space available for each person in the room to ensure proper ventilation and air circulation.

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  • 19. 

    As per PD 1096, a wheelchair transfer area is required for every how many parking spaces in buildings/structures intended for the use or occupancy of the handicapped?

    • A.

      2 spaces

    • B.

      3 spaces

    • C.

      4 spaces

    • D.

      5 spaces

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 spaces
    Explanation
    According to PD 1096, a wheelchair transfer area is required for every 2 parking spaces in buildings/structures intended for the use or occupancy of the handicapped. This means that for every 2 parking spaces, there should be a designated area where individuals using wheelchairs can transfer safely.

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  • 20. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the size of automobile parking slot for perpendicular or diagonal parking?

    • A.

      2 x 5 mtrs.

    • B.

      2.5 x 5 mtrs.

    • C.

      2.15 x 6 mtrs

    • D.

      3 x 5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 2.5 x 5 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the size of an automobile parking slot for perpendicular or diagonal parking is 2.5 x 5 meters.

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  • 21. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the maximum distance of accessible parking area for the physically handicapped from facility being served?

    • A.

      40 mtrs.

    • B.

      50 mtrs.

    • C.

      60 mtrs.

    • D.

      70 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 60 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the maximum distance of the accessible parking area for the physically handicapped from the facility being served is 60 meters.

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  • 22. 

    As per PD 1096, how many percent or parking requirements may be provided if adequate public parking lots/multi-floor parking garages are available within 200 meters of the proposed buildings/structures?

    • A.

      10 %

    • B.

      15 %

    • C.

      20 %

    • D.

      25 %

    Correct Answer
    C. 20 %
    Explanation
    According to PD 1096, if there are adequate public parking lots or multi-floor parking garages within 200 meters of the proposed buildings/structures, 20% of the parking requirements may be provided.

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  • 23. 

    As per PD 1096, what is the ratio of parking slot to gross floor area of office buildings?

    • A.

      1 slot/100 sqm.

    • B.

      1 slot/125 sqm.

    • C.

      1 slot/ 150 sqm

    • D.

      1 slot/200 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1 slot/125 sqm.
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the ratio of parking slot to gross floor area of office buildings is 1 slot/125 sqm. This means that for every 125 square meters of gross floor area, there should be one parking slot available. This ratio helps ensure that there is adequate parking space for the occupants of the office building, taking into consideration the size of the building.

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  • 24. 

    As per PD 1096, what is referred to by the total number of persons that may occupy a building or a portion thereof at any one time?

    • A.

      Building occupancy

    • B.

      Occupant load

    • C.

      Building usage

    • D.

      Unit capacity

    Correct Answer
    B. Occupant load
    Explanation
    As per PD 1096, the term "occupant load" refers to the total number of persons that may occupy a building or a portion thereof at any one time. This means that occupant load is the maximum number of individuals that a building or a specific area within the building can accommodate simultaneously. It is an important factor in determining the design and safety requirements of a building, as it ensures that the building is not overcrowded and can safely accommodate the expected number of occupants.

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