National Building Code - updates

Rappler's latest stories on National Building Code


Ex-QC exec seeks dismissal of graft charges over Manor Hotel fire

Dec 14, 2016 - 9:56 AM

Former Quezon City engineer Alfredo Macapugay is accused of allowing the hotel to operate despite violations of the National Building Code and the Fire Code

SANDIGANBAYAN. The facade of the Sandiganbayan. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Part 2: What makes buildings earthquake-ready?

Jul 22, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The correct process is to consult an engineer get a building permit and have a responsible person at the site during construction

Part 1: Can your house withstand major earthquakes?

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:04 PM

Find out if your house is built according to standards by taking the interactive How safe is my house quiz

How vulnerable is Manila to earthquakes?

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Home to around 1 6 million people the Malacañang Palace the Port of Manila and various historical sites it is highly vulnerable to earthquakes and other hazards

Code for 'green' buildings eyed for June 2015

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:29 AM

If strictly followed ecologically sound building standards can save businesses and consumers up to P35 2 billion 800 million between 2015 to 2030

LONG-TERM BENEFIT. Government engineers say Baguio building owners will have to spend on retrofitting their structures to become environment-friendly, but this will result in lower power consumption and less carbon emission later. Photo from Shutterstock

Senate report: PH lacks rules for disaster shelters

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

You cannot fault someone for not following standards if those standards do not exist Senate public works committee chair Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr says

'POORLY BUILT.' The original design of these bunkhouses failed to meet international standards. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

'Green' buildings can save businesses, consumers P35.2B

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:21 PM

In 2015 all new buildings may have to follow green building standards

IF THEY CAN DO IT. Around 90% of buildings in Singapore comply with the city-state's green building code, according to the International Finance Corporation

Too few inspectors to ensure disaster-ready buildings in PH

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:20 PM

With too few building officials and too many building permits to process substandard buildings get approved

READY FOR CALAMITY? Many buildings, including government buildings, did not survive Typhoon Yolanda's battering winds and the storm surges it caused. Photo by Andrew Robles

Lessons from Bohol: Resilience is Key (Part 2)

Oct 20, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Resilience is key to overcoming the challenges of disasters

Lessons from the Bohol disaster: Part 1

Oct 20, 2013 - 12:55 AM

The Visayas earthquake is once again the best argument for an independent national disaster agency