Architectural Design Course
Understanding Rules 7 and 8 of the Revised IRR of the National Building Code.
2011 PRC Most Outstanding APO Awardee
UAP has won for the 4th time the prestigious PRC Most Outstanding APO Award.
Free Design Lecture at UAP
A jampacked crowd attended the free lecture on Rules 7 and 8 of the RIRR of PD 1096.
Blessing of UAP Center for Career Development
Finally, the UAP Center for Career Development opened with a house blessing held last August 8, 2011 prior to the start of the Review Class for the January 2012 Board Exam.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Colors were chosen, aside from the concept of familiarity, from its psychological effect. Red for determination and blue for professionalism thus when combined creates high impact to viewers
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The CCD logo Design reflects the image of a shell in motion. A shell that is about to open, representing the process of purifying what inside.
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Arrow represent all side of avenue for learning and development of Each Architects and
color red represent the eagerness of the department to help all architects for their carreer
development.Blue color represents sky because knowledge is infinite and we as a person
continually search and explore knowledge in our everyday life.
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Inspired by the image of the light bulb, the ubiquitous symbol for knowledge and idea, the logo is a composite graphic comprising of the UAP logo as the firmament that inspires knowledge, the text of the Center for Career Development as the grounded spiral that holds the bulb of knowledge together, and the gradiated and measured lines symbolizing the practice, and the discipline and artistry that comes with it.
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"Big things are coming"
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CCD lightens your knowledge beyond imagination
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The Fusion of UAP and CCD
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Vision towards success...
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Winner will receive an Architecture Licensure Exam review scholarship from UAPCCD worth P15,500.00
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
Now in the 21st century, Filipino architects have spread from the pulpy sheets of our blueprints to the glossy sheets of design magazines and beyond. We have evolved from simple practitioners to dynamic designers reflecting the dreams and desires of a progressive society.
It is but fitting to celebrate the UAP’s 38th National Convention with the theme, “Architectural Pride: Landmarks, Leadership, & Legacy.”
In line with this, we would like to inform you that the United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary (UAPSA),in cooperation withSLIVERS Magazine, organized the "SPACE 2" nationwide seminar series entitled,"Life on the Edge: Living with the Risks of Disasters" with the guest speaker, Dr. Nathaniel von Einsiedel.
The said event will be going to four key cities in the Philippines, specifically, Iloilo, Cebu, Davao and Manila. Below are the dates and target venues:
January 26, 2012 University of San Agustin, Iloilo
January 27, 2012 University of San Carlos, Cebu
January 28, 2012 University of Mindanao, Davao
February 11, 2012 De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Manila
The UAPSA ManCom is going to the event’s venues. The members of the Management Committee are as follows:
•Christian N. Laxamana (UP-Diliman) National President
•Ula Pearl Guevarra (PLM) National Executive Vice President
•Ieisya Lyn U. Malig-on (TUP-Manila) Secretary-General
•Hanna B. Arcilla (UST) National Treasurer
Friday, 20 January 2012
Copy of UAP Recommendations to the Proposed Bill
Letter to the Civil Service and Professional Regulations_Attachment
UAP and PICE Collaboration
The following is a copy of proposed MOA for the UAP and PICE sent by an anonymous sender
(a) Except as provided herein, Civil Engineers shall confine their professional activity to the practice of civil engineering and Architects to the practice of architecture.
(b) Civil Engineers and Architects are obligated to practise with professional integrity in their areas of competence in all types and sizes of buildings to the prevailing professional standards.
In this Memorandum of Agreement
(a) Architect means an individual registered as an Architect under the Architecture Act of 2004.
(b) Architectural and Engineering Firm means a proprietorship, partnership or corporation that is entitled to engage in the practice of architecture or the practice of engineering under the
Architecture Act of 2004 or the Civil Engineering Act of 2012, as the case may be, and whose practice, if not so confined, involves the design of buildings and is satisfactory to the Joint Practice Board.
(c) Architectural Firm means a proprietorship, partnership or corporation that is entitled to engage in the practice of architecture under the Architecture Act of 2004 and whose practice is the provision of architectural consulting services.
(d) Assembly Occupancy means the occupancy or the use of a building, or part thereof, by a gathering of persons for civic, political, travel, religious, social, educational, recreational or like purposes, or for the consumption of food or drink.
(e) Building means any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.
(f) Certificate of Joint Practice means a document issued either by UAP or PICE, respectively, to individuals, proprietorships, partnerships and corporations to authorize practice in the design of buildings and, providing the conditions imposed on granting of the certificate remain unchanged, shall remain valid for (1) year from the date of issuance.
(g) Coordinating Registered Professional means the Architect or Civil Engineer retained to coordinate all the design and field reviews of the Architects and Civil Engineers retained on a building.
(h) Civil Engineer means an individual registered as a Civil Engineer under the Civil Engineers Act of 2012.
(i) Civil Engineering Firm means a proprietorship, partnership or corporation entitled to engage in the practice of civil engineering under the Civil Engineers Act of 2012 and whose practice is the provision of civil engineering consulting services.
(j) Industrial Occupancy means the occupancy or use of a building, or part thereof, for the assembling, fabricating, manufacturing, processing, repairing or storing of goods and materials.
(k) Joint Practice Board means a body established jointly by UAP and PICE under Article 14.
(l) Major Occupancy means the principal occupancy for which a building, or part thereof, is used or intended to be used, and is deemed to include the subsidiary occupancies, which are an integral part of the principal occupancy.
(m) Occupancy means the use or intended use of a building, or part thereof, for the shelter or support of persons, animals or property.
(n) Prime Consultant means the individual, proprietorship, partnership or corporation who or which is directly responsible to a client for the execution of architectural and civil engineering work performed in the design and field review of a building.
3. Principles Governing the Joint Practice of Civil Engineering and Architecture
(a) In the design of buildings, Civil Engineering Firms shall have a Certificate of Joint Practice from UAP if their professional activity includes the practice of civil engineering and architecture;
Architectural Firms shall have a Certificate of Joint Practice from PICE if their activity includes the practice of architecture and civil engineering.
(b) Civil Engineers may be employed by Architects and Architectural Firms and Architects may be employed by Civil Engineers and Civil Engineering Firms.
4. Principles Governing the Choice of Prime Consultant and Coordinating Registered Professional
(a) A client is free to select the Prime Consultant of the client’s choice.
(b) A client is free to select the Coordinating Registered Professional of the client’s choice.
5. Building Occupancies
Building Occupancies for which any architectural services provided by a Civil Engineer shall be deemed to be incidental and ancillary to the practice of civil engineering are:
(a) Major industrial occupancies, which may include up to 275m² of floor area of a subsidiary assembly occupancy or up to 600m² of floor area of any other subsidiary occupancy.
(b) Major industrial occupancies of an individual tenancy within a multi-tenant building, which may include up to 275m² of floor area of a subsidiary assembly occupancy or up to 600m² of floor area of any other subsidiary occupancy. Nothing in this clause shall permit a Civil Engineer to enable someone who is not an Architect or a Civil Engineer to provide architectural services.
6. Buildings for which any engineering services provided by an Architect shall be deemed to be incidental and ancillary to the practice of architecture are:
(a) Buildings of business and personal services, mercantile, medium-hazard industrial or low-hazard industrial occupancy up to a maximum of two storeys in building height and up to 600m² of floor area; and
(b) Buildings of residential occupancy up to a maximum of three storeys in building height and up to 600m² of floor area. Nothing in this clause shall permit an Architect to provide engineering services for components which require structural design, as opposed to selection from building code tables.
For building occupancies other than those covered by Articles 5 and 6, whose design and field review require, by law, the services of both Architects and Civil Engineers:
(a) Architects will be required to provide architectural services other than those which are necessarily incidental and ancillary to the civil engineering work.
(b) Civil Engineers will be required to provide civil engineering services other than those which are necessarily incidental and ancillary to the architectural work. Nothing in paragraphs 7(a) and 7(b) above shall prevent an Architect or Civil Engineer from showing on drawings the civil engineering or architectural aspects necessary for coordination purposes.
(a) A Civil Engineer’s entitlement to provide incidental and ancillary architectural services shall not permit a Civil Engineer to perform all architectural services in connection with a building requiring the services of both professions.
(b) An Architect’s entitlement to provide incidental and ancillary engineering services shall not permit an Architect to perform all engineering services in connection with a building requiring the services of both professions.
9. Signing and Sealing of Drawings
(a) Architectural drawings for buildings shall be signed and sealed by an Architect (except as permitted under Article 5).
(b) Civil Engineering drawings for buildings shall be signed and sealed by Civil Engineer (except as permitted under Article 6).
10. The Practice of Civil Engineering and Architecture by Architectural Firms
An Architectural Firm shall be entitled to a Certificate of Joint Practice from PICE provided that it employs on a full-time basis one or more Civil Engineers who shall take responsibility for engineering work. The Certificate of Joint Practice granted under these circumstances entitles the Architect or Architectural Firm to hold themselves out as Architect(s) and Civil Engineer(s).
11. The Practice of Civil Engineering and Architecture by Jointly Owned Firms
A proprietorship, partnership or corporation owned by Civil Engineers and Architects, who are respectively, members of PICE and UAP, is entitled to practise both engineering and architecture under the Civil Engineers Act 0f 2012 and the Architecture Act of 2004.
12. The Practice of Civil Engineering and Architecture by Civil Engineering Firms
A Civil Engineering Firm shall be entitled to a Certificate of Joint Practice from UAP provided that it employs on a full-time basis one or more Architects who shall take responsibility for architectural work. The Certificate of Joint Practice granted under these circumstances entitles the Civil Engineer or Civil Engineering Firm to hold themselves out as Civil Engineer(s) and Architects(s).
13. Disciplinary Provisions
(a) An Architectural Firm that has been issued a Certificate of Joint Practice by PICE to practise engineering shall be subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Civil Engineers Act of 2012, Bylaws and Code of Ethics.
(b) An Engineering Firm that has been issued a Certificate of Joint Practice by UAP to practise architecture shall be subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Architecture Act, Bylaws and
Code of Ethics.
(c) A Certificate of Joint Practice issued by UAP or PICE to a proprietorship, partnership or corporation may be revoked for cause by the issuing authority.
The Joint Practice Board
Concurrent with the execution of this Memorandum of Agreement, there shall be instituted a Joint Practice Board authorized to deal with matters of common concern and jurisdiction and to make recommendations to UAP and PICE. The Board shall be composed of an equal number of Architects and Civil Engineers appointed by UAP and PICE, respectively. The Chair shall be appointed by mutual consent. Each member of the Joint Practice Board shall have one vote.
The terms of reference of the Joint Practice Board shall include:
(a) working on matters of interprofessional relations, including, for example, the coordination and publication of guidelines, standards, criteria and performance standards in the field of building design and construction, formulated either jointly or severally by UAP and PICE;
(b) reviewing the terms of this Agreement and, from time to time as necessary, recommending changes to the points of this Agreement for consideration by the Councils of UAP and PICE; and
(c) such other matters as may be decided from time to time by UAP and PICE together.
16. Modification of this Memorandum of Agreement
It is agreed that this Memorandum of Agreement may be modified at any time by mutual consent of the Councils of UAP and PICE.
17. Terms of this Memorandum of Agreement
This Memorandum of Agreement shall remain in force by the mutual consent of the Councils of PICE and UAP.
18. Implementation of this Memorandum of Agreement
(a) It is understood by UAP and PICE that amendments to the Architecture Act of 2004 and the Civil Engineers Act of 2012 will be required in concert to facilitate enforcement of this or a subsequent Memorandum of Agreement.
(b) It is understood and agreed that the success and effectiveness of this Memorandum of Agreement will depend largely on goodwill between UAP and PICE.
(c) It is understood and agreed that (while some situations will be resolved on their own merit)
UAP and PICE generally will view contravention of the other association’s statute to constitute unprofessional conduct.
Entered into this ___ day of ____2012, at Manila Philippines.
United Architects of the Philippines and Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Chalking is identifiable as a fine chalky powder . Exposure to the sun and rain, excessive chalking can be a paint failure. Chalking is actually the paint pigment released by the paint binders which have been broken down by exposure to the weather. This paint problem is due to:
-Not properly sealing a porous surface before painting.
Bubbling defined as “a globular body of air or gas formed within a liquid: air bubbles rising to a surface.” Bubbling paint is identified by different sized bubbles formed under the paint due to:
- Painting when the concrete is damp causing trapped moisture to expand the paint.
- Interior moisture escaping through the walls due to improper interior ventilation.
- Not properly sealing a porous surface before painting.
Mildew is a fungus feeding and growing on the paint and is identifiable by its grey, brown, green or dark black "splotchy" spots. This is due to not priming the surface properly before painting and applying paint on damp surface.
Sagging of paint is easily identified as a dripping look to areas of the paint. Its potential cause is that paint surface was not clean or properly prepared at the time of application.
Cracking is a failure of paint by splitting of a dry paint. In its early stages, the problem appears as hairline cracks, this is due to natural aging of several layers of based paint and later on turns into flaking of paint.
Effloresence is identifiable by crusty white salt deposits that bubble through the paint from a masonry structure. Salts in the concrete become dissolved with water and then leach to the surface as the water evaporates. This happens when:
- there are cracks in masonry wall;
- Poor paint surface preparation where prior efflorescence was not entirely removed and washed before the surface was repainted.
- Heavy moisture migrating through exterior masonry walls
Peeling paint is a very common paint problem but can be caused either by moisture or poor adhesion. Peeling due to poor adhesion is characterized by the paint peeling and separating from an earlier paint layer (intercoat peeling) or from the substrate leaving some paint behind. Its potential cause is painting over a surface with poor surface preparation such as being dirty, wet or using inadequate primer.
8. POOR ALKALI RESISTANCE
Surface with poor alkali resistance will eventually lead to color loss and overall deterioration of paint . This is due to applying paint on surface that is not properly cured/ sealed. In other cases, sometimes this is due to structures near salty water. ( The concrete absorbs salt and will pull the moisture out of the air causing the paint to fail.)
Wrinkling is like a rough, crinkled paint surface. Its possible cause are application of paint on contaminated surface such as: dirt, wax , damp.
10. FADING OF COLOR
Fading of color is an excessive lightening of the paint color from its original color. This is due to application of paint to alkaline masonry without primer or sealer.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Quantifying the AMVB. The AMVB shall be primarily determined by the following:
a. Multiply the AMBF (in square meters) for the lot by the applicable BHL (in meters) for the lot to arrive at the initial AMVB (in cubic meters); the result of this step is the imaginary footprint prism;
b. Superimpose the angular plane originating from the center of the RROW on the footprint prism; this shall result in the reduction of the initially computed building volume due to the application of incremental setbacks and of roof configuration dictated by the angular plane; the result of this step is the AMVB;
c. To crosscheck the AMVB against the Allowable Maximum TGFA (separately determined), convert the AMVB into its approximate area equivalent (in sq. meters) by dividing it with the BHL. Before converting the AMVB to its area component, check for the effects of the incremental setbacks on the TGFA for each floor of the proposed building/structure.
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Sunday, 8 January 2012
a) Rule VIII Table VIII.1.- Reference Table on Percentage of Site Occupancy and Maximum Allowable Construction Area (MACA);
b) Rule VIII Tables VIII.2. and VIII.3. (setbacks, yards and courts); or
c) with the applicable stipulations under this Rule and with the applicable stipulations of the Fire Code,
the more stringent but applicable regulation out of the aforementioned rules should be observed.
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