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Review Questions Building Laws NBC Part 4

1. Minimum width of access road for interior or rear lots


a) 3.00m
b) 4.00m
c) 5.00m
d) 6.00m
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
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 specific buildings 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
4. When the horizontal distance between the outermost portion face of the building and the inner edge of the sidewalk
is more than one-half the height of the building, only a fence is required as protection during construction. Height of
fence is ___.
a) 1.8 mts.
b) 2.0 mts.
c) 2.2 mts.
d) 2.4 mts.
5. Not an example of a private open space
a) Alleys
b) Yards
c) Setbacks
d) Lightwells
6. The minimum horizontal dimension for courts and yards.
a) 1.2 mts.
b) 2.0 mts.
c) 2.4 mts.
d) 3.0 mts.
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. 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) 2.5 mts.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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
16. 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
17. Minimum air space per person for habitable rooms
a) 9 cubic mts.

b) 12 cubic mts.
c) 14 cubic mts.
d) 16 cubic mts.
18. 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
19. 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
20. 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
21. 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
22. 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
23. The lowest point of elevation of the finished surface of the ground between the exterior wall of a building and a
point 1.50 meters distant from the said wall.
a) Adjacent ground elevation
b) Established ground elevation
c) Datum
d) Reference level
24. The maximum height and number of stories of every building shall be dependent upon the following:
i. Character of occupancy
ii. Type of construction
iii. Environmental conditions
iv. Capacity of public utility/service systems
b) i, iii, iv
c) i, ii, iv
d) i, ii, iii, iv
25. The point of reference on the highest adjoining sidewalk or the highest adjoining ground surface.

a) Adjacent ground elevation


b) Established ground elevation
c) Datum
d) Reference level
26. Low-income single-detached living units in housing project areas with individual lots not more than 100 square
meters shall have a pooled parking at 1 slot per how many living units.
a) 5
b) 10
c) 15
d) 20
27. Multi-family living units regardless of number of stories with an average living unit floor area of up to 50 sqm shall
have 1 parking slot per how many living units.
a) 1
b) 4
c) 8
d) 10
28. Multi-family living units regardless of number of stories with an average living unit floor area above 50 sqm to 100
sqm shall have 1 parking slot per how many living units.
a) 1
b) 4
c) 8
d) 10
29. Multi-family living units regardless of number of stories with an average living unit floor area of more than 100 sqm
shall have 1 parking slot per how many living units.
a) 1
b) 4
c) 8
d) 10
30. For hotels, minimum required parking is 1 slot per how many rooms.
a) 2
b) 4
c) 8
d) 10
31. For residential hotels and apartels, minimum required parking is 1 slot per how many units.
a) 2
b) 5
c) 8
d) 10
32. For motels, minimum required parking is 1 slot per how many units.
a) 1
b) 2
c) 3
d) 4