Building Code of the Philippines
SECTION 101. Title
This Decree shall be known as the “National Building Code of the Philippines” and shall
hereinafter be referred as the “Code”.
SECTION 102. Declaration of Policy
It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of safeguard life, health, property, and public
welfare, consistent with the principles of sound environmental management and control; and to this end,
make it the purpose of this Code to provide for all buildings and structures, a framework of minimum
standards and requirements to regulate and control their location, site, design, quality of materials,
construction, use occupancy, and maintenance.
SECTION 103. Scope and Application
(a) The provisions of this Code shall apply to the design, location, sitting, construction,
alteration, repair, conversion, use, occupancy, maintenance, moving, demolition of, and addition to
public and private buildings and structures, except traditional indigenous family dwellings as defined
(b) Buildings and/or structures constructed before the approval of this Code shall not be affected
except when alterations, additions, conversions or repairs are to be made therein in which case, this
Code shall apply only to portions to be altered, added converted or repaired.
SECTION 104. General Building Requirements
(a) All buildings or structures as well as accessory facilities thereto shall conform in all respects
to the principles of safe construction and must be suited to the purpose for which they are designed.
(b) Buildings or structures intended to be used for the manufacture and/or production of any kind
of article or product shall observe adequate environmental safeguards.
(c) Buildings or structures and all parts thereof as well as all facilities found therein shall be
maintained in safe, sanitary and food...