Issue of February 3, 2019

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Audit on structural soundness of buildings in Baguio passed
by PIO release

The city council approved a resolution urging private and public offices; and owners of hotels and dormitories, schools, malls, and other high-rise and large buildings to conduct an earthquake risk audit and ensure their retrofitting in compliance with the revised National Building Code.

The resolution, authored by Vice Mayor Edison R. Bilog, stated that the local government should take the lead in promoting structural soundness and resilience of buildings and structures in the city to minimize, if not prevent, damage to properties and loss of life when a natural hazard occurs.

It noted that Baguio City sits on at least seven fault lines and is listed as one of the most risk-prone cities in Asia.

It added that the revised Building Code provides a framework of minimum standards and requirements to regulate and control the location, site, design, quality of materials, construction, use, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings and structures for them to withstand natural disasters.

The Code provides that all structures and buildings must be able to withstand a magnitude 8 temblor to ensure safety of life and limb.

The resolution provides that the City Buildings and Architecture Office shall assist in the conduct of the earthquake risk audit.

It added that from the start, the local government’s technical personnel, in coordination with the teams of private contractors of buildings built in the city, should work closely to ensure that structures built and will be built are safe.

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