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Building Safety and Accommodation Requirements. Compliance with safety and health standards under the Buildings Ordinance Enlisting the service of Authorized Persons Formal submission of plans for approval AP/RSE Directory (www.info.gov.hk/bd) Viewing approved plans/documents

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building safety and accommodation requirements
Building Safety and Accommodation Requirements
  • Compliance with safety and health standards under the Buildings Ordinance
  • Enlisting the service of Authorized Persons
  • Formal submission of plans for approval
  • AP/RSE Directory (www.info.gov.hk/bd)
  • Viewing approved plans/documents
  • Land use and lease matters
structural design 1
Structural Design (1)
  • 2.0 kPa for dormitory areas
  • 2.5 kPa for living/recreational areas
  • RSE’s structural justification for increased load such as raised screed and partition wall
  • Sound structural condition
structural design 2
Structural Design (2)
  • Additional solid

wall

fire resisting construction 1
Fire Resisting Construction (1)
  • Compliance with

FRC Code

fire resisting construction 2
Fire Resisting Construction (2)

Some general requirements:

  • 1 hour FRP compartmentation
  • 1 hour FRP wall and 1/2 hour FRP door for kitchen
  • AP/RSE’s substantiation on fire resisting components
means of escape 1
Means of Escape (1)
  • Compliance with

MOE Code 1996

means of escape 2
Means of Escape (2)

Some general requirements:

  • Discharge value
  • MOE provision in any particular floor
  • Clear width exit door
  • One 750mm exit door for rooms <30 persons
  • Two exit doors (850mm each, total 1750mm) for rooms between 31-200 persons; lines of direct distance >30o; open in the direction of exit; not obstructing other exit route
means of escape 5
Means of Escape (5)
  • 2m headroom for exit routes
  • maximum 18m deadend
  • 30m to 45m (depending on the fire resisting construction) to staircase
  • 450mm solid separation from other accommodation at the discharge point of exit staircase
means of escape 7
Means of Escape (7)
  • Occupancy factor = 3 m2 usable floor area/person
  • Fire engineering approach
lighting and ventilation 1
Lighting and Ventilation (1)
  • Habitable room (2.5m under floor slab, 2.3m under beam)
  • Windows of habitable rooms, offices and kitchens facing external air (glass area, openable area)
  • Windows of rooms containing sanitary fitments facingopen air (glass area and openable area)
lighting and ventilation 2
Lighting and Ventilation (2)
  • Artificial lighting and mechanical ventilation (>5 air changes/hour) to the satisfaction of the BA
  • Adequate aperture for room-sealed gas water heater serving bathrooms
sanitary fitments
Sanitary Fitments
  • 1-8 residents : 1 WC, 1 basin, 1 bath/shower
  • 9-20 residents : 2 WCs, 2 basins, 2 baths/showers
  • Every additional 15 residents or part thereof, 1 additional WC, basin and bath/shower
unauthorized building works
Unauthorized Building Works
  • similar to other types of licensed premises
enquiry telephone no
Enquiry Telephone No.

Mr T C YU

2626 1240

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