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Building Laws 03 - Quiz

BP 220, PD 957, BP 344 (Housing Laws and Accessibility Laws)
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    As per PD 957, what is the minimum width for roads or right -of-way  for residential condominium projects?

    • A.

      6 mtrs.

    • B.

      8 mtrs.

    • C.

      10 mtrs.

    • D.

      12 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per PD 957, the minimum width for roads or right-of-way for residential condominium projects is 8 meters. This means that the roads or right-of-way within the condominium project should have a minimum width of 8 meters to ensure proper access and circulation within the development.

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  • 2. 

    As per PD 957, parks/playground or other recreational facilities may not be required if the condominium is located not more than or _____ meters from a publicly accessible park/playground/or other recreational facilities.

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      800

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    C. 800
    Explanation
    According to PD 957, if a condominium is located less than 800 meters from a publicly accessible park, playground, or other recreational facilities, it may not be required to have its own parks or recreational facilities.

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  • 3. 

    As per PD 957, what is the minimum floor area of family condominium units for open market?

    • A.

      18

    • B.

      22

    • C.

      32

    • D.

      36

    Correct Answer
    D. 36
    Explanation
    According to PD 957, the minimum floor area of family condominium units for open market is 36.

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  • 4. 

    As per BP 344, how long is the extension of handrails which shall be provided from the start and end of ramps and stairs?

    • A.

      150 mm.

    • B.

      200 mm.

    • C.

      250 mm.

    • D.

      300 mm.

    Correct Answer
    D. 300 mm.
  • 5. 

    What basic principle is applied in the basic planning requirements of BP 344 standards so that finding a person's way inside and outside of a building or open space shall be made easy for everyone?

    • A.

      Accessibility

    • B.

      Usability

    • C.

      Reachability

    • D.

      Orientation

    Correct Answer
    D. Orientation
    Explanation
    Accessibility - The built environment shall be designed so that it shall be accessible to all people. This means that no criteria shall impede the use of faciliies by either the handicapped or non-disabled citizens.
    Usability - The built environment shall be designed so that all persons, whether they be disabled or not, may use and enjoy it.
    Reachability - Provisions shall be adapted and introduced to the physical environment so that as many places or buildings as possible can be reached by all.

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  • 6. 

    A dwelling on one lot containing separate living units for 3 or more families, usually provided with common access, services, and use of land?

    • A.

      Cluster housing

    • B.

      Multi-family dwelling

    • C.

      Rowhouse

    • D.

      Planned unit development

    Correct Answer
    B. Multi-family dwelling
  • 7. 

    As per BP 344, what is the maximum distance between reststops of turn-around spaces in walkways?

    • A.

      5 mtrs.

    • B.

      6 mtrs.

    • C.

      10 mtrs.

    • D.

      12 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    D. 12 mtrs.
  • 8. 

    As per BP 344, what is the required minimum walkway width to permit a person in wheelchair to traverse it with safety?

    • A.

      1.10 mtrs.

    • B.

      1.20 mtrs.

    • C.

      1.25 mtrs.

    • D.

      1.5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1.20 mtrs.
  • 9. 

    As per BP 344, what is the maximum length of a ramp if the ramp gradient is 1:12?

    • A.

      4 mtrs.

    • B.

      6 mtrs.

    • C.

      8 mtrs.

    • D.

      10 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 mtrs.
  • 10. 

    As per BP 344, accessible public washrooms and toilets shall permit easy passage of a wheelchair and must allow how much turning space for wheelchairs?

    • A.

      1.50 sqm.

    • B.

      1.70 sqm.

    • C.

      2.0 sqm.

    • D.

      2.25 sq.

    Correct Answer
    D. 2.25 sq.
    Explanation
    1.5 x 1.5 = 2.25 SQM

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  • 11. 

    As per BP 344, entrances with vestibules shall be provided with at least how much depth to allow a disabled person to open the door and allow his wheelchair to pass through easily?

    • A.

      1.8 mtrs.

    • B.

      2.4 mtrs.

    • C.

      3.0 mtrs.

    • D.

      3.5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 3.0 mtrs.
  • 12. 

    As per BP 220, maintain a ratio for house and lot where ___% of the selling price for a house and lot package is allotted for the house and ____% for the lot.

    • A.

      60 % / 40%

    • B.

      70% / 30%

    • C.

      75% / 25%

    • D.

      80% / 20%

    Correct Answer
    A. 60 % / 40%
  • 13. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum area for parks and playgrounds?

    • A.

      50 sqm.

    • B.

      100 sqm.

    • C.

      150 sqm.

    • D.

      200 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 sqm.
  • 14. 

    As per BP 344, centerline heights of the topmost control buttons or switches shall be how much from the floor so as they are within reach of a person seated on a wheelchair?

    • A.

      0.80 to 1.00 mtr.

    • B.

      0.80 to 1.20 mtrs.

    • C.

      0.90 to 1.00 mtr.

    • D.

      0.90 to 1.20 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    D. 0.90 to 1.20 mtrs.
  • 15. 

    As per BP 220, what is the maximum length for rowhouse units?

    • A.

      50 mtrs.

    • B.

      100 mtrs.

    • C.

      150 mtrs.

    • D.

      250 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 100 mtrs.
    Explanation
    According to BP 220, the maximum length for rowhouse units is 100 meters.

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  • 16. 

    As per PD 957, what is the maximum block length without an alley?

    • A.

      250 mtrs.

    • B.

      300 mtrs.

    • C.

      350 mtrs.

    • D.

      400 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    A. 250 mtrs.
    Explanation
    PD 957 refers to the Philippine law known as the Subdivision and Condominium Buyers' Protective Decree. According to this law, the maximum block length without an alley is 250 meters. This means that in a subdivision or condominium development, the length of a block cannot exceed 250 meters if it does not have an alley. An alley is a pathway or access road that provides a secondary means of entry or exit for the residents. Therefore, in order to comply with PD 957, developers must ensure that blocks longer than 250 meters have an alley included.

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  • 17. 

    As per BP 344, how much is the parking slot width for handicapped drivers and passengers providing sufficient clear space between parked cars to allow them to transfer to a wheelchair?

    • A.

      3.6 mtrs.

    • B.

      3.7 mtrs.

    • C.

      3.8 mtrs.

    • D.

      3.9 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 3.7 mtrs.
  • 18. 

    As per BP 220, which is not a site criteria for determining whether an economic and socialized housing shall be allowed?

    • A.

      Climate condition

    • B.

      Accessibility

    • C.

      Conformity to zoning

    • D.

      Availability of basic needs

    Correct Answer
    A. Climate condition
  • 19. 

    As per BP 220, which among the following is the highest in the heirarchy of basic needs of human settlements, the provision of which shall be based on the actual setting which the project is located?

    • A.

      Park/playground

    • B.

      Power

    • C.

      Water

    • D.

      Movement and circulation

    Correct Answer
    C. Water
  • 20. 

    An interest in real property consisting of a separate interest in a unit in a residential, industrial, or commercial building and an undivided interest in common, directly or indirectly, in the land on which it is located and in other common areas of the building.

    • A.

      Apartelle

    • B.

      Townhouse

    • C.

      Apartment

    • D.

      Condominium

    Correct Answer
    D. Condominium
  • 21. 

    Which of the following is not included in the outline prescribed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement?

    • A.

      Project Setting

    • B.

      Mitigation Measures

    • C.

      Contingency Plans

    • D.

      Project Cost

    Correct Answer
    D. Project Cost
    Explanation
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources outlines the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement, which includes several components such as Project Setting, Mitigation Measures, and Contingency Plans. However, Project Cost is not included in this outline. The focus of an Environmental Impact Statement is primarily on the potential environmental impacts of a project, rather than its cost. Therefore, Project Cost is not considered as part of the prescribed outline for an Environmental Impact Statement.

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  • 22. 

    What is the minimum floor area for open market housing units as per PD 957?

    • A.

      22 sqm

    • B.

      30 sqm

    • C.

      42 sqm

    • D.

      54 sqm

    Correct Answer
    C. 42 sqm
    Explanation
    PD 957 refers to the Philippine law known as the "Subdivision and Condominium Buyers' Protective Decree." This law sets regulations and standards for the development and sale of subdivision lots, condominiums, and other forms of housing units. The minimum floor area for open market housing units, according to PD 957, is 42 sqm. This means that any housing unit being sold on the open market must have a floor area of at least 42 sqm to comply with the law.

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  • 23. 

    What is the minimum lot area for open market rowhouse units as prescribed in PD 957?

    • A.

      50 sqm.

    • B.

      60 sqm.

    • C.

      70 sqm.

    • D.

      80 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    B. 60 sqm.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 60 sqm. This is the minimum lot area required for open market rowhouse units as prescribed in PD 957.

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  • 24. 

    As per PD 957, what is the minimum lot frontage of an interior lot for single-detached units?

    • A.

      3 mtrs.

    • B.

      4 mtrs.

    • C.

      5 mtrs.

    • D.

      6 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per PD 957, the minimum lot frontage of an interior lot for single-detached units is 3 meters. This means that the width of the lot facing the road should be at least 3 meters in order to be suitable for constructing a single-detached unit.

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  • 25. 

    As per PD 957, what is the prescribed ratio for saleable and non-saleable lots?

    • A.

      60% / 40%

    • B.

      70% / 30%

    • C.

      75% / 25%

    • D.

      80% / 20%

    Correct Answer
    B. 70% / 30%
    Explanation
    As per PD 957, the prescribed ratio for saleable and non-saleable lots is 70% / 30%. This means that 70% of the lots in a development should be designated for sale, while 30% should be reserved for non-saleable purposes such as roads, parks, and other common areas. This ratio ensures that there is a balance between the development's commercial value and the provision of necessary amenities for the residents.

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  • 26. 

    As per BP 220, which of the following is not an important planning consideration for circulation system layout?

    • A.

      Observe heirarchy of roads

    • B.

      Consider topography

    • C.

      Consider access and safety

    • D.

      Consider climate

    Correct Answer
    D. Consider climate
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the important planning considerations for circulation system layout include observing hierarchy of roads, considering topography, and considering access and safety. However, considering climate is not mentioned as an important planning consideration for circulation system layout in BP 220.

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  • 27. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum distance between buildings with more than 4 storeys?

    • A.

      6 mrs.

    • B.

      8 mtrs.

    • C.

      10 mtrs.

    • D.

      12 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 mtrs.
  • 28. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum distance between two buildings wherein the taller building has 3 or 4 storeys?

    • A.

      4 mtrs.

    • B.

      5 mtrs.

    • C.

      6 mtrs.

    • D.

      7 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 mtrs.
  • 29. 

    As per BP 220, what is the minimum clear width of stairways?

    • A.

      0.60 mtrs.

    • B.

      0.70 mtrs.

    • C.

      0.71 mtrs.

    • D.

      0,75 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    A. 0.60 mtrs.
    Explanation
    As per BP 220, the minimum clear width of stairways is 0.60 mtrs.

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  • 30. 

    As per BP 220, how many percent of the gross subdivision area shall be allocated for community facilities if the density is not more than 150 dwelling units per hectare in socialized housing?

    • A.

      1%

    • B.

      1.5%

    • C.

      2%

    • D.

      2.5%

    Correct Answer
    A. 1%
  • 31. 

    As per BP 220, how many percent of the gross subdivision area shall be allocated for parks and playgrounds if the density is 250 dwelling units per hectare in socialized housing?

    • A.

      9%

    • B.

      10%

    • C.

      12%

    • D.

      15%

    Correct Answer
    A. 9%
  • 32. 

    What is the minimum floor area for economic housing units as provided for in BP 220?

    • A.

      16 sqm.

    • B.

      18 sqm.

    • C.

      20 sqm.

    • D.

      22 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    D. 22 sqm.
  • 33. 

    What is the minimum lot frontage for rowhouse units in economic housing as provided for in BP 220?

    • A.

      3 mtrs.

    • B.

      3.5 mtrs.

    • C.

      4 mtrs.

    • D.

      4.5 mtrs.

    Correct Answer
    B. 3.5 mtrs.
  • 34. 

    What is the minimum lot area for single-detached socialized housing units as provided for in BP 220?

    • A.

      54 sqm.

    • B.

      62 sqm.

    • C.

      64 sqm.

    • D.

      72 sqm.

    Correct Answer
    C. 64 sqm.

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