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Which parts of the National Building Regulations do not have a corresponding part in SANS 10400?
The National Building Regulations are a mixture of “prescriptive” and “functional” regulations.
Functional regulations describe only the objective to be attained and not the method by which the objective is to be achieved.
There are several ways in which a functional building regulation can be complied with. Select the correct ways from the list below.
Innovative building methods or materials may be employed as part of rational design.
According to the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act plans for State buildings must be submitted to the local authority for (select the correct statements below):
According to the National Building Regulations and Building Standars Act (select the correct statements below):
To be appointed as a BCO a person must have at least one year’s tertiary education in one of the following building disciplines: Civil engineering; structural engineering; architecture; building management; building science; building surveying; or quantity surveying.
Approvals for building plans will lapse within 8 months if building work has not commended, or if the LA has not granted an extension.
A LA may give written notice to stop building operations if, in the opinion of the LA, the building or earthworks may be (Select the correct statements below):
Minor building work (select the correct statements below)
Some examples of “minor building work” are:
The local authority must must issue a certificate of occupancy within (how many) days of the completion of new building work. Check the correct answer
The local authority may exempt from the requirements of Regulation A19 any foundation to an addition/extension to a single storey building where the applicant has satisfied himself that the existing foundations are in accordance with SANS 10440-Part H
The occupancy classification of any building must reflect (select the correct statement (s)):
The “design population” of a building provides (select the correct statement (s)):
Category 1 buildings are a class of buildings with a floor area not exceeding 100 m²
Category 1 buildings were introduced in SANS 10400 in order to:
The following parts of the National Building Regulations make reference to category 1 buildings:
Category 1 buildings have comparable safety standards with other buildings, but may have different resistances to (select the correct statements):
SANS 10400-B: Structure design also provides standards for the ability of buildings and building components to withstand damage from: wind, impacts, condensation, corrosion and attacks by insects and pests.
The design working life of a building,in respects of the structural system and non-accessible components, other than a Category 1 building shall not be less than:
SANS 10400-C states that the plan dimensions of a room or space shall be the horizontal dimensions between:
NBR – Part E states that the owner of a building with a floor area less than 30 m² may demolish such building without obtaining the permission of the local authority.
SANS 10400-F: Site operations states that soil poisoning is required on any building site in South Africa in order to control the spread of termites.
SANS 10400-F: Site operations states that security personnel employed in connection with building work may be accommodated in builder’s sheds.
The sides of excavations must comply with the safety requirements of the Construction Regulations 2014 in terms of SANS 10400-G: Excavations.
The purpose of a geotechnical soil analysis is so that foundations can be designed to take into account the range of expected soil movement.
The NBR Part K deal with the following functional features of walls (select the correct ones from the list below):
SANS 10400-K provides minimum standards for free-standing walls including the fact that all free-standing walls must have a DPC:
“Corbelling” is an architectural feature where a section of wall (select the correct statement below):
SANS 10400-L states that the minimum pitch for a roof clad with concrete tiles (no underlay) shall be (select the correct answer):
Purlins (sheeted roofs) and battens (tiled and slated roofs) are used to secure the roof covering and also form part of the truss bracing system
SANS 10400-M states that the minimum headroom allowed on a stairway is (select the correct answer):
No flight of stairs shall have a vertical rise greater than 3 m between landings:
SANS 10400-O defines a “zone of space” as (select the correct answer):
All drains must be vented to avoid negative pressure within the drain and the subsequent syphoning of water seals from the sanitary fixture traps.
A shower is the only sanitary fixture which is not required to discharge into the drain through a water seal.
In terms of NBR Part S, facilities for the disabled must be provided in all new buildings, even residences (occupation classification H4).
SANS 10400-XA states that the following minimum percentage of hot water must be heated by means other than electrical resistance.