Can open spaces around high rise buildings compromised?

front open space for high rise residential tower of 60m height
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Violation of National Building Code 2005 Bye-Laws
« on: June 12, 2011, 06:01:17 PM »
According to the National Building code Part 3 Clause, a tower like structure (residential building), for heights above 37.5 m with two set-backs, the open spaces at the ground level, shall be not less than 12 m. Can this minimum open space requirement compromised? In other words can the open space in front of residential tower of 20 floors provided with 6m front open space, 6m rear open space and no motor able side open spaces on either sides as it is in the middle of a string of cluster towers. This because the builder of the group housing complex(about 1000 flats of 2,3,4 BHK clustered in about a dozen towers) is building a three(3) storey-ed shopping building within the complex located in front of two residential towers thereby reducing the open space in front of these residential towers to 6m. This encroachment heavily compromises the Fire and Life Safety requirements of the NBC2005. Opinions on the safety risk and public injury angle of this situation is welcome. S.Y.NARAYANAN 9891831663 syn@engineer.com


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Re: Violation of National Building Code 2005 Bye-Laws
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 10:56:30 AM »
From Fire Bye-law point of view 6m clear passage ALL-Around the building (of certain ht and above / or plot size ) is required for the movement of Fire tender. This overrules any other local municipal set backs.


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