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Building Laws 04 - Quiz

(PD 1096 National Building Code)
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Minimum width of access road for interior or rear lots

    • A.

      3.00m

    • B.

      4.00m

    • C.

      5.00m

    • D.

      6.00m

    Correct Answer
    A. 3.00m
    Explanation
    The minimum width of the access road for interior or rear lots is 3.00m. This means that the road must be at least 3.00 meters wide in order to provide access to these lots. A wider road may be required for larger or more heavily trafficked areas, but for interior or rear lots, a width of 3.00m is sufficient.

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  • 2. 

    Minimum access road width for interior or rear lots on which more than 35 units of apartments, rowhouses or accesorias or group of single detached units are built

    • A.

      4.00m

    • B.

      5.00m

    • C.

      6.00m

    • D.

      7.50m

    Correct Answer
    D. 7.50m
    Explanation
    The minimum access road width for interior or rear lots on which more than 35 units of apartments, rowhouses, or accessory buildings or a group of single detached units are built is 7.50m. This width is necessary to accommodate the increased traffic and parking needs of a larger number of units. It allows for easier maneuvering of vehicles and emergency access if needed. A wider road also improves safety and ensures that there is enough space for pedestrians and cyclists.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following statements are not true? --i. No building shall be constructed unless it adjoins or has direct access to a public space, yard or street on at least one of its sides--;-- ii. Where length of run for access to interior lots is 200 mts, a cul-de-sac or turn court shall be provided for each maximum run of 50 mts.--;-- iii. Parking space shall be provided inclusive of access road requirement when number of independent living units with individual entrances is increased as in multi-story apartments.--;-- iv. Only some specificbuildings shall face a public street, alley or a private road.

    • A.

      I and ii

    • B.

      Ii and iii

    • C.

      Iii and iv

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Iii and iv
    Explanation
    iii. Parking space shall be provided "exclusive" of access road requirement when number of independent living units with individual entrances is increased as in multi-story apartments.; iv. "All" buildings shall face a public street, alley or a private road.

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  • 4. 

    Not an example of a private open space

    • A.

      Alleys

    • B.

      Yards

    • C.

      Setbacks

    • D.

      Lightwells

    Correct Answer
    A. Alleys
    Explanation
    Alleys are not considered private open spaces because they are typically public or shared spaces that are accessible to multiple individuals. Unlike yards, setbacks, and lightwells, alleys are not typically enclosed or designated for private use. Instead, they are often used for pedestrian or vehicular access between buildings or as service areas for utilities. Therefore, alleys do not meet the criteria of being a private open space.

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  • 5. 

    The minimum horizontal dimension for courts and yards.

    • A.

      1.2 mts.

    • B.

      2.0 mts

    • C.

      2.4 mts.

    • D.

      3.0 mts.

    Correct Answer
    B. 2.0 mts
    Explanation
    The minimum horizontal dimension for courts and yards is 2.0 mts.

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  • 6. 

    An unoccupied space other than a yard bounded on all sides or around its periphery by building lines

    • A.

      Inner court

    • B.

      Open court

    • C.

      Through court

    • D.

      Private court

    Correct Answer
    A. Inner court
    Explanation
    An unoccupied space other than a yard bounded on all sides or around its periphery by building lines is referred to as an inner court. This term is used to describe a space within a building complex that is surrounded by buildings on all sides and is not accessible to the public. It is typically a private and enclosed area that provides a sense of privacy and tranquility within the bustling urban environment.

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  • 7. 

    An unoccupied space other than a yard bounded on three sides by building lines with one side bounded by another open space whether public or private.

    • A.

      Inner court

    • B.

      Open court

    • C.

      Through court

    • D.

      Private court

    Correct Answer
    B. Open court
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Open court". This is because an open court refers to an unoccupied space that is not a yard and is surrounded by building lines on three sides, with the fourth side being bounded by another open space, whether public or private. This term is commonly used in architecture and urban planning to describe such a space.

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  • 8. 

    An unoccupied space other than a yard bounded on two opposite sides by building lines with the other opposite side bounded by other open spaces whether public or private.

    • A.

      Inner court

    • B.

      Open court

    • C.

      Through court

    • D.

      Private court

    Correct Answer
    C. Through court
    Explanation
    A through court is an unoccupied space that is bounded on two opposite sides by building lines and on the other opposite side by other open spaces. It is not a yard and can be either public or private. This term suggests that the space serves as a pathway or thoroughfare between buildings or open areas. The other options, such as inner court, open court, and private court, do not accurately describe the specific characteristics of a through court.

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  • 9. 

    Minimum ceiling height measured from the floor to the ceiling of habitable rooms provided with artificial ventilation

    • A.

      1.8 mts.

    • B.

      2.0 mts.

    • C.

      2.4 mts.

    • D.

      2.7mts.

    Correct Answer
    C. 2.4 mts.
    Explanation
    The minimum ceiling height for habitable rooms provided with artificial ventilation is 2.4 meters. This means that any room that is considered habitable and has artificial ventilation must have a ceiling height of at least 2.4 meters from the floor to the ceiling. This requirement ensures that there is enough space and air circulation in the room for occupants to comfortably live and breathe.

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  • 10. 

    Minimum ceiling height measured from the floor to the ceiling of habitable rooms with natural ventilation

    • A.

      2.0 mts.

    • B.

      2.4 mts.

    • C.

      2.7 mts.

    • D.

      3.0 mts.

    Correct Answer
    C. 2.7 mts.
    Explanation
    The minimum ceiling height required for habitable rooms with natural ventilation is 2.7 meters. This means that the distance from the floor to the ceiling should be at least 2.7 meters in order to provide adequate space and comfort for occupants. This requirement ensures that there is enough headroom and air circulation in the room, promoting a healthy and comfortable living environment.

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  • 11. 

    Rooms for human habitations shall have a minimum area of ______ with a least dimension of ______.

    • A.

      4 sqm.; 2 mts.

    • B.

      6 sqm.; 2 mts.

    • C.

      6 sqm.; 3 mts.

    • D.

      9 sqm.; 3 mts.

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 sqm.; 2 mts.
    Explanation
    Rooms for human habitations must have a minimum area of 6 sqm with a least dimension of 2 mts. This means that the room must be at least 6 square meters in size and have a least dimension (either length or width) of 2 meters. This ensures that the room is spacious enough for human habitation and provides enough room for basic furniture and movement within the space.

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  • 12. 

    Kitchens shall have a minimum area of ______ with a least dimension of ______.

    • A.

      3 sqm.; 1 mtr.

    • B.

      4.5 sqm.; 1.5 mts

    • C.

      6 sqm.; 3 mts.

    • D.

      3 sqm.; 1.5 mts.

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 sqm.; 1.5 mts.
    Explanation
    Kitchens are required to have a minimum area of 3 square meters, with a least dimension of 1.5 meters. This means that the kitchen must have a total floor space of at least 3 square meters, and one side of the kitchen must be at least 1.5 meters long. This ensures that the kitchen has enough space to accommodate essential appliances, storage, and allow for comfortable movement and working in the kitchen area.

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  • 13. 

    Bath and toilets shall have a minimum area of ______ with a least dimension of ______.

    • A.

      1.2 sqm.; 0.90 mts.

    • B.

      1.5 sqm.; 0.75 mts.

    • C.

      1.5 sqm.; 0.90 mts.

    • D.

      1.2 sqm.; 0.75 mts.

    Correct Answer
    A. 1.2 sqm.; 0.90 mts.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.2 sqm.; 0.90 mts. This means that the minimum area for both the bath and toilets should be 1.2 square meters, and the least dimension should be 0.90 meters. This ensures that there is enough space for comfortable use of the bath and toilet facilities.

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  • 14. 

    Minimum air space for school rooms shall be _____cubic meters with ____ square meter of floor area per person

    • A.

      3.0 ; 1.0

    • B.

      4.0 ; 1.2

    • C.

      3.0 ; 1.2

    • D.

      4.0 ; 1.0

    Correct Answer
    A. 3.0 ; 1.0
    Explanation
    The minimum air space for school rooms should be 3.0 cubic meters with 1.0 square meter of floor area per person. This means that each person in the school room should have at least 3.0 cubic meters of air space and 1.0 square meter of floor area. This ensures proper ventilation and enough space for each individual in the room.

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  • 15. 

    Minimum air space per person for workshop, factories, and offices

    • A.

      9 cubic mts.

    • B.

      12 cubic mts.

    • C.

      14 cubic mts.

    • D.

      16 cubic mts

    Correct Answer
    B. 12 cubic mts.
    Explanation
    The minimum air space per person for workshops, factories, and offices is 12 cubic meters. This means that each person in these spaces should have at least 12 cubic meters of air space available to them. This is important for ensuring proper ventilation and air quality in these environments, as well as providing a comfortable and healthy workspace for employees.

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  • 16. 

    Rooms intended for any use without any artificial ventilation shall have windows with a total free area of openings equal to at least ____ percent of the floor area of the room but such opening shall not be less than 1.0 sqm.

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    Rooms intended for any use without any artificial ventilation must have windows with a total free area of openings equal to at least 10 percent of the floor area of the room. This requirement ensures that there is enough natural airflow and ventilation in the room to maintain a healthy and comfortable environment. The minimum size of the opening is also specified as 1.0 sqm to ensure an adequate amount of fresh air can enter the room.

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  • 17. 

    Toilet and bath rooms, laundry rooms and similar rooms shall be provided with window or windows with an area of not less than _____ of the floor area of such rooms, and such openings shall not be less than 240 sq. mm.

    • A.

      1/5

    • B.

      1/10

    • C.

      1/15

    • D.

      1/20

    Correct Answer
    D. 1/20
    Explanation
    Toilet and bath rooms, laundry rooms, and similar rooms are required to have windows with an area of not less than 1/20 of the floor area of such rooms. Additionally, these windows must have openings that are not less than 240 sq. mm. This regulation ensures proper ventilation and natural light in these rooms, promoting a healthy and comfortable environment.

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  • 18. 

    The vertical distance from the established grade elevation to the highest point of the opening of a flat roof, to the average height of the coping of a flat roof, to the average height of the highest gable, pitch or hip roof or to the top of the parapet, if the roof is provided with a parapet, whichever is higher.

    • A.

      Adjacent ground elevation

    • B.

      Established grade elevation

    • C.

      Height of buildings/structure

    • D.

      Building bulk

    Correct Answer
    C. Height of buildings/structure
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Height of buildings/structure". This is because the question is asking for the vertical distance from the established grade elevation to the highest point of various roof elements or structures. This distance is commonly referred to as the height of the building or structure. The other options mentioned in the question, such as adjacent ground elevation, established grade elevation, and building bulk, are not directly related to the vertical distance being described.

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  • 19. 

    The classification of use or occupancy of buildings/structures or portions thereof.

    • A.

      Character of occupancy

    • B.

      Type of construction

    • C.

      Zoning

    • D.

      Land use

    Correct Answer
    A. Character of occupancy
    Explanation
    The classification of use or occupancy of buildings/structures or portions thereof refers to categorizing them based on the purpose for which they are intended to be used. This classification helps in determining the appropriate regulations, safety measures, and building codes that need to be followed for each type of occupancy. The character of occupancy specifically refers to the nature or type of activity that will take place in the building, such as residential, commercial, industrial, or institutional. It is an important factor in determining the design, layout, and safety requirements of a building.

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  • 20. 

    The classification based on the fire resistivity ratings of materials and methods of construction of buildings/structures or portions thereof.

    • A.

      Character of occupancy

    • B.

      Type of construction

    • C.

      Fire zone

    • D.

      Fire hazard

    Correct Answer
    B. Type of construction
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Type of construction." This refers to the way a building or structure is constructed and the materials used. Different types of construction have varying levels of fire resistance, which can affect the safety of the building in the event of a fire.

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  • 21. 

    The maximum height and number of stories of every building shall be dependent upon the following: --;-- i.Character of occupancy--;-- iii. Environmental conditions--;-- ii.Type of construction --;-- iv. Capacity of public utility/service systems

    • A.

      I, ii, iii

    • B.

      I, iii, iv

    • C.

      I, ii, iv

    • D.

      I, ii, iii, iv

    Correct Answer
    D. I, ii, iii, iv
    Explanation
    The correct answer is i, ii, iii, iv. The maximum height and number of stories of every building are dependent on the character of occupancy, type of construction, environmental conditions, and capacity of public utility/service systems. All of these factors play a role in determining the limitations and regulations for building heights and number of stories.

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