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Scope of Work

The Work to be provided by Construction Contractor pursuant to this Contract shall be


performed essentially in two phases. Those phases being Pre-Construction Phase Services and
Construction Phase Services. At the discretion of Owner, those two phases may overlap.

A. Pre-Construction Phase Services

Construction Contractor shall review and comment upon the Construction Documents
being developed by Design Professional. The scope of that review shall include, but not be
limited to, reviewing those various documents for value engineering and constructability. As the
Construction Documents are developed by Design Professional through the various design
phases set forth in the Design Professional Services Agreement between Design Professional
and Owner (Design Agreement), Construction Contractor shall provide Owner with detailed
construction cost estimates with respect to those documents. Construction Contractor agrees to
attend any and all design and preconstruction conferences and to otherwise assist and
cooperate with Design Professional with respect to the design of the Project. Construction
Contractor shall provide all other services during the Pre-Construction Phase of the Project as
set forth in the Contract Documents.

B. Construction Phase Services

After the Construction Documents have been sufficiently completed by Design


Professional and approved by Owner for all of the Work (or such portions thereof as may be
designated by Owner in writing), and Owner and Construction Contractor have agreed in writing
upon the guaranteed maximum price to be paid Construction Contractor and the Contract Time
for the Work (or designated portions thereof) as hereafter provided, Construction Contractor
shall furnish and pay for all management, supervision, financing, labor, materials, tools, fuel,
supplies, utilities, equipment and services of every kind and type necessary to diligently, timely
and fully perform and complete in a good and workmanlike manner the construction of the Work
(or designated portions thereof) in accordance with all of the terms and conditions of the
Contract Documents. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, as and to the extent
expressly directed and authorized by Owner in writing, Construction Contractor shall commence
to construct those portions of the Work designated by Owner even though the guaranteed
maximum price and/or Contract Time for the entire Work has not yet been agreed to by the
parties, so long as they have agreed in writing upon the compensation to be paid Construction
Contractor and the performance time for such portion of the Work.

Earthworks

Structural Excavation

This item shall consist of the necessary excavation for foundation of building structures, and
other structures not otherwise provided for in the Specifications. Except as otherwise provided
for pipe culverts, the backfilling of completed structures and the disposal of all excavated
surplus materials, shall be in accordance with these Specifications and in reasonably close
conformity with the Plans or as established by the Engineer.

This item shall also include necessary diverting of live streams, bailing, pumping, draining,
sheeting, bracing, and the placing of all necessary backfill.

Prior to starting excavation operations in any area, all necessary clearing and grubbing in that
area shall have been performed in accordance with item 800, Clearing and Grubbing.

Trenches or foundation pits for structures or structure footings shall be excavated to the lines
and grades or elevations shown on the approved plan or as staked by the Engineer. They shall
be of sufficient size to permit the placing of structures or structure footings of the full width and
length shown. Any excavation carried beyond the limits shown or described on the drawings or
specifications or beyond the dimension resulting from adjustments made by the Engineer shall
be backfilled with materials acceptable and as directed by the Engineer.

The volume of excavation to be paid for will be the number of cubic meters measured
in original position of material acceptably excavated in conformity with the plans or as
directed by the Engineer.

CONCRETE AND MASONRY WORKS

Reinforcing Steel

Placing of steel reinforcement shall be in accordance with the Specification and in


conformity with the requirements shown on the Approved Plans or as directed by the
Engineer. Steel reinforcement shall be deformed bars with a minimum tensile strength of
33,000 psi.

Steel reinforcement shall be stored above the surface of the ground upon platforms, skids,
or other supports and shall be protected as far as practicable from mechanical injury
and surface deterioration caused by exposure to conditions producing rust. When placed
in the work, reinforcement shall be free from dirt, detrimental rust, loose scale, paint,
grease, oil or other foreign materials.

All reinforcing bars requiring bending shall be cold bent to the shapes shown on the Plans
or required by the Engineer. It shall be accurately placed in the position shown on the Plans
or required by the Engineer and firmly held there during the placing and setting of the
concrete. Bars shall be tied at all intersections except where splicing is less than 300mm
in each directions, in which case, alternate intersections shall be tied, Ties shall be
fastened on the inside. Reinforcement in any member shall be placed and then inspected
and approved by the Engineer before placing of concrete begins. Concrete placed in
violation of this provision may be rejected and removal may be required.

All reinforcement shall be furnished in the full lengths indicated on the approved plans.
Splicing of bars, except where shown on the plans, will not be permitted without the
written approval of the Engineer. Splices shall be staggered as far as possible and with a
minimum separation of not less than 40 bar diameter. Not more than one-third of the bars
may be spliced in the same cross-section, except where shown on the plans.

The quantity of reinforcing steel to be paid for will be the final quantity in kilogram placed
and accepted in the completed structure.

4 Thk. CHB Wall

This item shall consist of furnishing and placing of Concrete Hollow Block (CHB) wall in
accordance with this specification and conforming to the lines, grades and dimensions
shown on the approved plans.
Material Requirements:
Concrete Hollow Blocks shall be machine made and have a minimum face thickness of 1
(0.025). Nominal size shall be 100mm (4) thick x 200mm (8) x 400mm (16). Hollow
blocks shall conform to the requirements of ASTM C 90.

Sand shall be washed river sand, well screened, clean, and free from loam, silt and other
impurities.
Mixture of cement mortar shall be made of one part Portland Cement and two parts fine
aggregate by volume.
Reinforcing bar shall be 10mm. deformed bar conforming to item 404.

The quantity of CHB wall (including its reinforcements) to be paid for will be the final quantity
in Square Meter placed and accepted in the completed structure.

Structural Concrete (3,000psi) including false work

This item shall consist of furnishing; placing and finishing of concrete in accordance with
this specification and conforming to the lines, grades and dimensions shown on the
approved Plans. Concrete shall consist of a mixture of Portland cement, fine aggregate,
coarse aggregate, and water.

Material Requirements:

All cement shall be Portland type 1, ASTM C-150.

Fine aggregates used in the composition of concrete shall consist of washed river sand.

Coarse Aggregate shall consist of stone, gravel or other approved inert materials with
similar characteristics. Size shall be crushed gravel.

The water to be used in the project for the concrete works shall be potable.
The concrete materials shall be proportioned in accordance with the requirements for
each class of concrete as specified in Table 405.2 (3,000 psi min. compressive strength
for class A concrete) Composition and Strength of Concrete for Use in Structures of
DPWH Standard Specifications 2004.

Concrete shall have a consistency such that it will be workable in the required position.
It shall be of such a consistency that it will flow around reinforcing steel but individual
particles of the coarse aggregate when isolated shall show a coating of mortar containing
its appropriate amount of sand.

The quantity of structural concrete to be paid for will be the final quantity in Cubic
Meter placed and accepted in the completed structure.

METAL STRUCTURES

Miscellaneous and Structural Metals

The work shall consist of furnishing, fabricating, hauling, erecting, welding and painting
of purlins, angular bar, metal plates, sag rod, cross bracing, square bar and G.I. pipe
railings and other miscellaneous and structural metals in accordance with this specification
and in conformance to the approved plans.

General Notes and typical structural details shall apply to all drawings unless otherwise
shown or noted. Features of construction shown are typical and shall apply generally
throughout for similar conditions. Modify typical details as required to meet special
conditions.

The contractor shall examine the drawings and shall notify the Engineer/Architect of any
discrepancies he may find before proceeding with the work or during construction.

It shall be the contractor's responsibility to provide adequate shoring and bracing of the
structure for all loads that may be imposed during construction.

All materials and workmanship shall conform to the latest applicable standards or
specifications. All works shall conform to the best practice prevailing in the various trades.

All construction and workmanship shall be subject to inspection, examination and testing
by the Engineer/Architect. The Engineer/Architect shall have the right to reject defective
materials and workmanship or require its correction.

The contractor will be responsible for the coordination of work among the various trades as
necessary to avoid conflicts and to insure the installation of all work within the available
space.

Structural steel shall conform to American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM) A- 36, with
Fy of 248 Mpa. Electrodes for welding shall conform to the latest code requirements of
the American Welding Society (AWS).
Surfaces to be welded shall be free from loose scale, slag, rust, grease, paint and any other
foreign material. All butt welds shall be full penetration welds.

Joint surfaces shall be free from fins and tears. Any shop paint on surfaces adjacent to
joints to be field welded shall be wire brushed to reduce the paint film to a minimum.

Thermal cutting and welding shall be done in accordance with the latest Standard code for
"Welding in Building Construction" of the American Welding Society (AWS).

No permanent welding shall be done until as much of the structure as will be stiffened
thereby has been properly aligned.
Painting shall conform to the requirements of item 1032. Apply one (1) coat of metal
primer paint and two (2) coats of quick drying enamel paint.

The quantity of metal structures to be paid for will be the final quantity in kilos for item (a)
& (b); in Square Meter for item (c); and each for item (f) placed and accepted in the
completed structure.

FINISHING

TERMITE CONTROL WORKS

Soil Poisoning

The work includes furnishing of skilled labor (certified pesticide applicator duly licensed
by fertilizer and pesticide authority), chemical, tools, equipments, supervision and other
related works necessary to complete the program herein recommended and described.

Before any termite control work is started, thorough examination of the site shall be
undertaken so that the appropriate method of soil poisoning can be applied.

Treatment of the soil on the exterior sides of the foundation walls, grade beams and
similar structures shall be done prior to final grading and planting or landscaping work to
avoid disturbance of the toxicant barriers by such operations.

Areas to be covered by concrete slab shall be treated before placement of granular fill
used as capillary water barrier at a rate of 12 liters per square meter.
with Type 1 working solution after it has been compacted and set to required elevation.

Use 30 ml. of concentrated chemical per 1 (one) liter of water (dilution) or 1 liter of
concentrated chemical per 33.33 liter of water. Chemical to be used shall be 100%
efficacy in 5 (five) years upon completion of work.
STORM DRAINAGE AND SEWERAGE SYSTEM

All sanitary/plumbing works shall be done under the supervision of a Mechanical/Sanitary


Engineer and in strict accordance with these specifications and of the methods as
prescribed by the latest edition of the Philippine Plumbing Code, Sanitary Code of the
Philippine and the Mechanical Code of the Philippines.

All items not specifically mentioned in the specifications or noted on the drawings but which
are obviously necessary to make a complete working installation shall be included.

PVC Pipes and Fittings

This item shall consist of furnishing all materials, equipment and labor for the complete
installation of all sanitary sewer piping and accessories including hanger and supports.

All sewer pipes shall be polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes series 1000 branded or
approved equal. Fittings shall be PVC conforming to ASTM D1784 and solvent cement
joint materials shall conform to ASTM 2564. Sewer pipe shall be tested according to
Plumbing Code. All testing shall be witnessed by CDC authorized representative.

The quantities to be paid for all PVC pipes including its supports and accessories shall
be measured by the meter along their axes installed in place and accepted by the
Engineer.

Septic Vault and Catch Basin

This item shall consist of furnishing all materials, equipment and labor for the complete
installation of septic vault and grease trap with steel grating.

All concrete works for the septic vault and grease trap shall conform to item 900(a), all
reinforcing bars to item 404, and steel grating to item 403(b). Concrete Hollow Blocks shall
be machine made and shall have a nominal size of 125mm (5) thick x 200mm (8) x 400mm
(16) conforming to the requirements of ASTM C 90.

The quantities to be paid for septic vault and grease trap shall be the number of unit/set
installed and accepted by the Engineer.

PLUMBING SYSTEM

This item shall consist of furnishing all materials, tools, equipment and fixtures required
as shown on the plans for the satisfactory performance of the entire plumbing system
including installation in accordance with the latest edition of the National Plumbing
Code, Mechanical Code of the Philippines, and this Specification.

All water supply pipes and accessories shall be uPVC pipes, blue color.

Water Closet shall be Tank Type with bowl flange, stop valve, supply hose, cover and
complete mounting accessories. Model make and color shall be submitted for approval
prior to delivery at jobsite by the Engineer.

Lavatory shall be wall-hung type as indicated on the approved plans, complete with
mounting, fittings and accessories.

Urinal shall be wall-hung type as indicated on the approved plans, complete with
mounting fittings and accessories.

The quantities to be paid for plumbing system shall be the number of linear meter for
pipes and each/set for fixtures installed and accepted by the Engineer.

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY WORKS

Ceiling Board, metal furring and hanger

The work under this item shall consist of furnishing all required materials, tools,
equipment and labor all operations necessary for the satisfactory completion of all
carpentry and joinery works in strict accord with applicable drawings, details and these
Specifications.

Ceiling Boards shall be 4.5mm. thick cement fiber board, 0.4 thick double metal furring
and use perforated tape for all joints.
Perimeter Angle or Perimeter Channel is fixed to the walls around the edge of the room
providing a location for the Ceiling Furring Channel. Primary 1.0mm thick Channel is
suspended at a maximum of 1200mm centres using Adjustable Rod Sets.

The work commenced under this item shall be measured the ceiling area in square
meter. The quantity determined shall be paid for at the Contract Unit Price which
constitutes full compensation including labor, materials, tools and equipment.

DOORS AND WINDOWS

This item shall consist of furnishing all materials, hardware, tools, labor and services
necessary for complete fabrication and installation of wooden doors and the type and
size as shown on the Plans and in accordance with the specifications and applicable
specification under Item 1003 on Carpentry and Joinery Works.

Lumber of doors, jambs and panels when required, shall be kiln-dried with moisture
content of not more than 14 %.

Wooden doors and frames, shall be fabricated in accordance with the designs and sizes
shown on the Plans. The fabricated products shall be finished square, smoothly sanded and
free from damage or warpage.

Flush type hollow core doors shall be adequately framed with stiles and top and bottom
rails having a minimum thickness of 44mm and width 75mm. Two intermediate rails at least
44mm wide shall be provided for stiffness.

Frames of doors shall be measured and paid for on the basis of number of sets completely
installed and accepted by the Engineer.

Jalousie Windows

This item shall consist of furnishing all jalousie window materials, labor, tools and
equipment required as show on the Plans and undertaking the proper installation in
accordance with this Specification.

Jalousie metal frame shall be made of extruded aluminum section true to details
conforming to the specifications requirements defined in ASTM B211.

Glass slats shall be 5.6mm thick clear view of 100mm wide smooth edge glass.

All window frames shall be in place and rigidly anchored in a prepared opening
mechanism/jalousies metal frames to avoid cutting of members.

All works performed under this item shall be measured in square meters installed complete
with glass slats and ready for service.

PREPAINTED METAL SHEETS

This item shall consist of furnishing all pre-painted metal sheet materials, tools and
equipment, plant including labor required in undertaking the proper installation complete as
shown on the Plans and in accordance with this Specification.

All pre-painted metal sheet and roofing accessories shall be oven baked painted and
overall thickness with protective coats of 0.400mm, true to profiles indicated on the Plans.

Pre-painted rolling sheets shall be fabricated from cold rolled galvanized iron sheets
specially tempered steel for extra strength and durability. It shall conform to the material
requirements defined in PNS 67:1985

Design/color shall be subject to the approval of the Architect/Engineer.


The work done under this item shall be measured by actual area covered or installed with
pre-painted steel roofing and accepted to the satisfaction of the Engineer/Architect.

CERAMIC TILES

This item shall consist of furnishing all ceramic tiles, materials, tools and equipment including
labor required in undertaking the proper installation of walls and floor tiles as shown on
the Plans and in accordance with this Specification.

Glazed tiles and trims shall have an impervious face of ceramic materials fused onto the
body of the tiles and trims. The glazed surface may be clear white or colored depending on
the color scheme approved by the Engineer. Glazed tiles are used principally for walls.

Unglazed tiles shall be hard dense tile of homogeneous composition. Its color and
characteristics area determined by the materials used in the body, the method of
manufacture and the thermal treatment. It is used primarily for floor and walks.

Trims are manufactured to match wall tile color, texture and to coordinate with it in
dimension.

Mortar mix for scratch coat and setting bed shall consist of one part Portland cement
part lime and 3 parts sand by volume. Surface to receive tile must be level, true to
elevation, dry, free from dirt, oil and other ointments. Allow at least seven days curing of
scratch coat and setting bed.

Installation work shall not be allowed to proceed until unsatisfactory conditions are
corrected.

Tiles shall have laid in place for at least 24 hours before grouting of the joints is started.
Grouting mortar shall be white Portland cement or blended with pigments to acquire the
color appropriate for the ceramic tile.

All works performed under this item shall be measured in square meters for areas
actually laid with ceramic tiles and accepted to the satisfaction of the Engineer.

CEMENT PLASTER FINISH

This item shall consist of furnishing all cement plaster materials, labor, tools and
equipment required in undertaking cement plaster finish as shown on the Plans and
accordance with this Specification.

Portland cement shall conform with the requirements as defined in item 700, Hydraulic
Cement.
Fine aggregates shall be clean, washed sharp river sand and free from dirt, clay, organic
matter or other deleterious substances.
Mortar mixture shall be freshly prepared and uniformly mixed in the proportion by volume of
one part Portland Cement, three (3) parts sand.

Finish coat shall be pure Portland Cement properly graded conforming to the requirements
of item 700, Hydraulic Cement and mixed with water to approved consistency and plasticity.

All cement plaster finish shall be measured in square meters or part thereof for work actually
completed in the building.

PAINTING AND VARNISHING

This item shall consist of furnishing all paint materials, varnish and other related products,
labor, tools, equipment and plant required in undertaking the proper application of painting,
varnishing and related works indicated on the Plans and in accordance with this
Specification.

Material requirements

Tinting colors shall be first grade quality, pigment ground in alkyd resin that disperses
and mixes easily with paint to reduced the color desired. Use the same brand of paint
and tinting color to effect good paint body.

Concrete neutralizer shall be first grade quality concentrate diluted with clean water and
applied as surface conditioner of new interior and exterior walls thus improving paint
adhesion and durability.

Silicon water repellent shall be transparent water shield especially formulated to repel rain
and moisture on exterior masonry surfaces.

Patching compound shall be fine powder type material like calciumine that can be mixed
into putty consistency, with oil base primers and paints to fill minor surface dents and
imperfections.

Varnish shall be a homogeneous solution of resin, drying oil, drier and solvent.

It shall be extremely durable clear coating, high resistant to wear and tear without
cracking, peeling, whitening, spotting.

Sanding sealer shall be quick drying lacquer, formulated to provide quick dry, good holdout
of succeeding coats, and containing sanding agents such as zinc stearate to allow dry
sanding of sealer.

Glazing putty shall be alkyd-type product for filling minor surface unevenness. Painting
Schedule:

For New Concrete/ Masonry Surfaces:

One coat of Acrylic Flat base paint

Two coats of Acrylic Semi-Gloss base paint

Workmanship in General:

a. All paints shall be evenly applied. Coats shall be of proper consistency


and well brushed out so as to show a minimum of brush marks.
b. All coats shall be thoroughly dry before the succeeding coat is applied.
c. Where surfaces are not fully covered or cannot be satisfactorily finished
in the number of coats specified such preparatory coats and subsequent
coats as may be required shall be applied to attain the desire evenness
of surface without extra cost to the owner.
d. Where surface is not in proper condition to receive the coat the Engineer
shall be notified immediately. Work on the questioned portion(s) shall
not start until clearance be proceed is ordered by the Engineer
e. Hardware, lighting fixture and other similar items shall be removed or
protected and re-installed after completion of the work.
The areas of concrete, wood and metal surfaces applied with varnish, paint
and related coating materials shall be measured in square meters as desired
and accepted to the satisfaction of the Engineer.

ELECTRICAL

General

All works shall be done under the direct supervision of an Electrical Engineer and in strict
accordance with these specifications and of the methods as prescribed by the latest edition
of the Philippine Electrical Code.

All items not specifically mentioned in the specifications as noted on the drawing but which
are obviously necessary to make a complete working installation shall be included.

CONDUITS, BOXES AND FITTINGS

This Item shall consist of the furnishing and installation of the complete conduit work
consisting of electrical conduits; conduit boxes such as junction boxes, pull boxes, utility
boxes, octagonal and square boxes; conduit fittings such as couplings, locknuts and
bushings, adapter, secondary rack with three spool insulator and other electrical materials
needed to complete the conduit roughing in work of this project.

Material Requirements
All materials shall be brand new and shall be of the approved type meeting all the
requirements of the Philippine Electrical Code and bearing the Philippine Standard Agency
(PSA) mark.

Conduits

Conduit shall be standard rigid steel, zinc coated or galvanized, and shall be Schedule 40.
Electrical metal conduit may be used if shown or specified on the approved Plans. PVC
conduit if required shall be Schedule 40. Enamel coated steel conduits and conduits with
rough inner surfaces are not acceptable.

UPVC. Plastic duct for concrete encased burial shall be PVC schedule 40 and shall
conform to NEMA standards. Endbell fittings and adapter shall conform to NEMA
standards.

No conduits shall be used in any system smaller than 12 mm diameter electrical trade
size nor shall have more than four (4) 90-degree bends in any one run and where
necessary, pull boxes shall be provided.

On exposed work, all pipes and outlet boxes shall be secured by means of galvanized metal
clamps which shall be held in place by means of machine screws.

Conduit Boxes

All conduit boxes shall be code gauge steel and galvanized. Outlet boxes shall be
galvanized pressed steel of standard make. In general, outlet boxes shall be at least 100
mm square or octagonal, 55 mm deep and 16 minimum gauge.

Conduit Fittings

All conduit fittings such as locknuts and bushings shall be galvanized of standard make.

Lighting Fixtures and Lamp

All lighting fixtures and lamps are as specified and listed on lighting fixture schedule.

For fluorescent lamp, it shall be 36-watt rapid start daylight white. All fluorescent ballast
shall be 108-277 v auto volt, electronic ballast, high power factor, of good quality materials
and approved by the Bureau of Product Standards (BSP).

Auxiliary Systems

All auxiliary system such as telephone, internet, fire alarm system installations shall be
done in accordance with the approved design.

All materials to be used shall conform to the Bureau of Product Standard (BPS) Specifications.

WIRES AND WIRING DEVICES

The item shall consist of the furnishing and installation of all wires and wiring devices
consisting of electric wires and cables, wall switches, convenience receptacles, heavy
duty receptacles, exhaust fan and other devices shown on the approved plans but not
mentioned in these specifications.

Wires and cables shall be of the approved type meeting all the requirements of the Philippine
Electrical Code and bearing the PSA mark. Unless specified or indicated otherwise, all
power and lighting conductors shall be insulated for 600 volts and 90 degrees. All wires shall
be copper (unless otherwise specified as seen in the plan), soft drawn and annealed,
smooth and of cylindrical form and shall be centrally located inside the insulation.

Conductors or wires shall not be drawn in conduits until after the cement plaster is dry and
the conduits are thoroughly cleaned and free from dirt and moisture.

All joints, taps and splices on wires larger than 14 mm shall be made of suitable
solderless connectors of the approved type and size. They shall be taped with rubber
and PVC tapes providing insulation not less than that of the conductors.

All wiring devices shall be standard products of reputable electrical manufacturers. Wall
switches shall be rated at least 16A, 250V and shall be spring operated, flush, tumbler type.
Duplex convenience receptacles shall be rated at least 16A, 250V, flush parallel slots.
Single heavy duty receptacles shall be rated at least 20A, 250V. 3 wire, flush, polarized
type. And 50A, 125/250V, 3-pole, 4-wire, grounding type for the welding machine.

Ceiling fan (oscillating) shall be 16 inch fan blade 230 volt, with Control.

POWER LOAD CENTER, SWITCHGEAR AND PANELBOARD

This item shall consist of the furnishing and installation of the power load center unit low
voltage switchgear and distribution panel boards at the location shown or the approved
plans complete with circuit breakers, cabinets, kilowatt-hour base meter and all
accessories, completely wired and ready for service.

All materials shall be brand new and shall be of the approved type. It shall conform with
the requirements of the Philippine Electrical Code and shall bear the Philippine Standard
Agency (PSA) mark.

The molded case circuit breakers shall be of the thermal-magnetic type having a tripping
characteristic on overload and instantaneous trip on short circuits, shall be equipped with
arc quenchers, shall have a quick-made and quick-break toggle mechanism, and shall
have trip-free operating handles. Each multi-pole breaker shall have a common trip so
that an overload on one pole will automatically cause all poles of the breakers to open.
The circuit breakers shall have an interrupting rating of not less than 20,000 symmetrical
amperes at 230 volts.

Panel boards shall conform to the schedule of panel board as shown on the approved plans
with respect to supply characteristics, rating of main lugs or main circuit breaker, number
and ratings and capacities of branch circuit breakers.

Panel boards shall consist of a factory completed dead front assembly mounted in an
enclosing flush type cabinet consisting of code gauge galvanized sheet steel box with
trim and door. Each door shall be provided with catch lock and two (2) keys. Panel boards
shall be provided with directories and shall be printed to indicate load served by each
circuit.

Panel board cabinets and trims shall be suitable for the type of mounting shown on the
approved plans. The inside and outside of panel board cabinets and trims shall be factory
painted with one rust proofing primer coat and two finish shop coats of pearl gray enamel
paint.

Main and branch circuit breakers for panel boards shall have the rating, capacity and
number of poles as shown on the approved plans. Breakers shall be thermal magnetic
type. Multiple breakers shall be of the common trip type having a single operating handle.
For 50-ampere breaker or less, it may consist of single pole breaker permanently
assembled at the factory into a multi-pole unit.

Standard panels and cabinets shall be used and assembled on the job. All panels shall be
of dead front construction furnished with trims for flush or surface mounting as required.

All panel board and metallic boxes and electrically associated frame works shall be
grounded effectively. Conductor and ground wires shall be insulated copper as

shown and sizes as indicated in the plans. All connections shall be mechanically and
electrically sound and secure by split type copper bolts and wire nuts of approved
type. Grounding wire shall be made of stranded copper, soft drawn wire and shall be
installed in one continuous length without splices or joint inside conduit. Ground rods shall
be made of copper-clad steel and shall be driven in full length into the earth, sizes of
which shall be indicated on the Plans grounding details.

Kilowatt hour base meter shall be four jaw and self-contained.

Grounding
All non-current carrying metallic parts like conduits, cabinets and equipment frames shall be
properly grounded in accordance with the Philippine Electrical Code, latest edition.

The size of the ground rods and ground wires shall be as shown on the approved plans.
The ground resistance shall not be more than 5 ohms.

Test and Guarantee

Upon completion of the electrical construction work, the contractor shall provide all test
equipment and personnel and to submit written copies of all test results.

The contractor shall guarantee the electrical installation are done and in accordance with
the approved plans and specifications. The contractor shall guarantee that the electrical
systems are free from all grounds and from all defective workmanship and materials and
will remain so for a period of one year from date of acceptance of works. Any defects shall
be remedied by the contractor at his own expense.

SPL -1- Construction Safety and Health

The contractor shall, at his own expense, furnish his workers with protective equipment for
eyes, face, hands and feet, lifeline, safety belt/harness, protective shields and barriers
whenever necessary by reason of the hazardous work process or environment, chemical or
radiological or other mechanical irritants of hazards capable of causing injury or
impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation or
physical agent.

All Personal Protective Equipment and Devices shall be in accordance with the
requirement of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) and should pass
the test conducted and/or standards sets by the Occupational Safety and Health Center
(OSHC).

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