Batasan complex buildings violate building code; wiping out nat’l leaders in a quake a real risk

Batasan complex buildings violate building code; wiping out nat’l leaders in a quake a real risk

14.8.2019

Batasan complex buildings violate building code; wiping out nat’l leaders in a quake a real risk

The Batasan Pambansa is among the many buildings in the country that violate the National Building Code of the Philippines and endangers the lives of occupants for lacking the life-saving Earthquake Recording Instrumentations or accelerograph alarms.

“Imagine if a high-intensity earthquake happened during the State of the Nation Address it would probably wipe out most of the leaders of this country” Pineda said in underscoring the importance of installing ERIs.

The ERI makes a quick analysis of the intensity of a tremor and automatically sets off an alarm that would instantly advise occupants what safety action to take.

The two lawmakers expressed strong doubts that both old and new buildings have alarm instruments installed.

The senior administration lawmaker aired the belief that while there may be buildings with ERIs already installed, the device may not be compliant to the specifications provided under the IRR.

Read more: Manila Bulletin News

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