MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION
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No. 04/2018/TT-BXD


SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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Hanoi, May 20, 2018


 

 

CIRCULAR


NATIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATION ON CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISING FACILITIES


Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 81/2017/ND-CP dated July 17, 2017 on functions, tasks, and entitlements of the Ministry of Construction;

Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 127/2007/ND-CP dated August 01, 2007 detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Technical regulations and standards; At the request of the Director of the Department of Science – Technology and Environment,

The Minister of Construction promulgates a National Technical Regulation No. QCVN 17:2018/BXD on construction and installation of outdoor advertising facilities.

Article 1. QCVN 17:2018/BXD on construction and installation of outdoor advertising works is promulgated together with this Circular.

Article 2. This Circular comes into force from November 01, 2018 and replaces the National Technical Regulation on construction and installation of outdoor advertising works promulgated together with Circular No. 19/2013/TT- BXD.

Article 3. The Minister, Heads of ministerial agencies and Governmental agencies, President of the People’s Committees of provinces, relevant organizations and individuals are responsible for implementation of this Circular./.

 

 

PP MINISTER
DEPUTY MINISTER



 Le Quang Hung

 

QCVN 17:2018/BXD

NATIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATIONS ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISING FACILITIES

Foreword 

QCVN 17:2018/BXD is compiled by Vietnam Institute of Architecture, submitted by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, examined and promulgated by the Ministry of Science and Technology together with the Circular No. 04/TT-BXD dated May 20, 2018.

QCVN 17:2018/BXD replaces QCVN 17:2013/BXD promulgated together with Circular No. 19/2013/TT-BXD dated October 31, 2013.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1 Scope of regulation 

1.2 Regulated entities 

1.3 References

1.4 Definitions 

2 TECHNICAL PROVISIONS

2.1 Rules for construction and installation of outdoor advertising facilities

2.1.1 General rules

2.1.2 Structure

2.1.3 Materials

2.1.4 Lighting – Power supply - Lightning protection

2.1.5  Fire safety

2.2 SPECIGIC PROVISIONS

2.2.1. Advertising boards and light boxes

2.2.2 Outdoor advertising screens

2.2.3 Signboards

2.2.4 Advertising facilities in the form of letters, shapes of symbols

3 MANAGEMENT

Appendix A

Appendix B

 

NATIONAL TECHNICAL REGULATIONS ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND INSTALLATION OF OUTDOOR ADVERTISING FACILITIES

1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1 Scope of regulation 

1.1.1 This document specifies the compulsory requirements for design, construction and installation of any outdoor advertising facility that is a separate work or attached to an existing work (hereinafter referred to as “outdoor advertising facility”).

1.1.2 Outdoor advertising facilities regulated by this document include:

- Advertising boards: Light boxes;

- Outdoor advertising screens; Signboard;

- Advertising facilities in the form of letters, shapes of symbols

1.1.3 Outdoor advertising facilities specified in this document shall comply with regulations of this document and applicable advertising rules.

1.2 Regulated entities 

This document applies to organizations and individuals involved in the construction and installation of outdoor advertising facilities in Vietnam.

1.3 References

The references used for this Regulation are mentioned below. If one of the referred document is replaced, the new document, including amendments, shall apply:

QCVN 02:2009/BXD - National Technical Regulation on data of natural conditions used for construction;

QCVN 10:2014/BXD - National Technical Regulation on accessibility of construction works;

QCVN 12:2014/BXD - National Technical Regulation on electricity system for private houses and public buildings.

1.4 Definitions 

For the purpose of this document, the terms below are construed as follows:

1.4.1

Advertising facility

Any facility used for display of an advertisement various sizes and materials.

1.4.2

Separate outdoor advertising facility

An outdoor advertising facility that is fixed on the ground or floor.

1.4.3

1.4.14. Land of road

Land on which road is built, including the land along the road serving management, maintenance and protection of the road.

1.4.4

Road safety corridor

The strip of land along the roadside for assurance of road traffic safety.

NOTE: If the road safety corridor overlaps the inland waterway safety corridor, the boundary of the safety corridor is the natural banks.

1.4.5

Rail safety corridor

The space, land and water adjacent to the rail for assurance of rail safety, serving rescue and ensuring visibility of road users.

1.4.6

Inland waterway safety corridor

The area of water or land on the sides of the waterway for installation of signs, protection and assurance of traffic safety.

1.4.7

Dyke safety corridor

The area of land on the sides of the dyke for assurance of safety.

1.4.8

High-voltage line safety corridor

The space along the line or around the substation which varies according to the voltage.

1.4.9

Urban roads

Roads within the administrative boundary of an urban area.

1.4.10

Suburban roads

Roads outside the administrative boundary of an urban area.

1.4.11

Low-rise building

A building having up to 07 stories or not taller than 28 m.

1.4.12

High-rise building

A building having more than 07 stories or taller than 28 m.

1.4.13

Story

The space between a floor and its ceiling.

2 TECHNICAL PROVISIONS

2.1 Rules for construction and installation of outdoor advertising facilities

2.1.1 General rules

2.1.1.1 Outdoor advertising facilities shall be built and installed in accordance with local construction planning.

2.1.1.2 Locations, designs, dimensions, materials and quantity of outdoor advertising facilities shall comply with approved advertisement planning and must not violate road, rail, inland waterway, dyke and high-voltage safety corridors.

2.1.1.3 Locations and management of outdoor advertising facilities shall satisfy the following requirements:

Conserve the urban landscape;

Do not affect the vision of road users; do not affect the traffic and block road signs;

Ensure fire safety, facilitate rescue operations and ensure social safety and order;

Ensure normal business, everyday life and safety of people.

NOTE: Areas of road bridges and tunnels in which advertising facilities are not permitted are specified in Appendix A.

2.1.1.4 Outdoor advertising facilities must not block the roofs except for those in the form of letters, shapes of symbols.

2.1.2 Structure

2.1.2.1 The structure of a outdoor advertising facility must take into account the most adverse impacts according to QCVN 02:2009/BXD and selected technical standards.

2.1.2.2. The foundation, frame and outer side of a outdoor advertising facility must ensure safety and firmness, satisfy the established requirements and stays stable throughout the process of its installation and use.

2.1.2.3 Outdoor advertising facilities shall be maintained and repaired in accordance with applicable regulations of law on construction.

2.1.3 Materials

2.1.3.1 Materials of an outdoor advertising facility shall satisfy its technical requirements and service life.

2.1.3.2 Materials of an outdoor advertising facility shall not deform overtime and be able to avoid negative environmental impacts; The observable sides and surfaces of an outdoor advertising facility must be made of materials that are resistant to corrosion and are not corroded by surrounding parts.

2.1.3.3 The paint, ink, decoration and other substances on the surface of the outdoor advertising facility must ensure health safety and environmental safety and be suitable for the materials according to the instructions on the package;2.1.3.4. If the outdoor advertising facility is made of materials with inconsistent thermal expansion factors, there must be a small gap between layers of these materials;

2.1.3.5 Materials of an outdoor advertising facility shall be frequently inspected or and promptly repaired or replaced in case of damage.

2.1.4 Lighting – Power supply - Lightning protection

2.1.4.1. The lighting of an outdoor advertising facility must be suitable for the area, ensure safety, fire safety and must not affect the traffic and other urban activities.

a) The outdoor advertising facility must be lighted by instruments that have high luminance, save energy and are safe for operation and management;

b) Lighting equipment of a outdoor advertising facility must be durable and stable; use sensors or otherwise reduce light pollution; use fire safety blocks and shades;

c) The lighting equipment must be frequently inspected and promptly repaired or replaced in case of damage.

2.1.4.2 An outdoor advertising facilities shall have a separate power supply and circuit breaker.

a) The electrical wires shall be insulated to avoid short circuit in the wire or junction box caused by weather;

b) Connections of an internal lighting system must be insulated and protected from heat from the lights which may cause a fire that spreads to adjacent parts;

c) The lighting system of a outdoor advertising facility shall be frequently inspected and promptly repaired or replaced in case of damage.

2.1.4.3 A outdoor advertising facility shall have a lightning protection system that selected technical standards.

2.1.4.4 The lighting system and lightning protection system shall comply with QCVN 12:2014/BXD; the voltage-level and thickness of the wire must be adequate to avoid overloading.

2.1.5  Fire safety

2.1.5.1 Construction and installation of outdoor advertising facilities shall comply with applicable regulations of law on fire safety and rescue.

2.1.5.2 Outdoor advertising facilities attached to surfaces of other construction works shall comply with electricity, structural and construction safety; must not block or obstruct emergency exits and rescue routes.2.2 Specific provisions

2.2.1. Advertising boards and light boxes

2.2.1.1 Advertising boards and light boxes must comply with approved advertising planning.

2.2.1.2. Stand-alone advertising boards and light boxes installed along suburban roads shall comply with requirements in Table 1.

2.2.1.3 Stand-alone advertising boards and light boxes installed along urban pedestrian walkways shall comply with 2.8.5 and 2.8.7 of QCVN 10:2014/BXD.

2.2.1.4 Stand-alone advertising boards and light boxes may only be installed along the parts of inland waterways that have embankments and must not block signs and vision of watercraft operators; the minimum distance from the embankment to the edge of the advertising board or light box is 10 m.

NOTE: Advertising boards and light boxes within urban areas shall comply with urban planning and urban architecture management regulations.

2.2.1.5 The distance between the ground and bottom edge of an stand-alone advertising board or light box in a public park is 5 – 10 m.

2.2.1.6 The location, design and size of advertising boards and light boxes in train stations, airports, bus stations and rest stops must comply with advertising planning.

Table 1. Technical requirements for stand-alone advertising boards and light boxes along suburban roads

Type of road

Maximum area of a side 

m2

Minimum distance from the kerb edge to the closest side of the board

m

Minimum distance from the road surface to the lower edge of the board

m

Minimum distance between two boards along a straight segment

m

Minimum distance between two boards along a curved segment

m

Freeway

250

25

15

300

200

Class I, II, III
 (Highway)

200

25

15

200

150

Class III, IV, V (Inner-provincial roads)

120

20

13

150

100

Class IV, V, VI (Inner-district)

100

15

8

100

75

NOTE: The distance between two boards may vary according to terrain but shall not exceed:

- ±50 m on highways and freeways;

- ±25 m on inner-provincial roads;

- ±20 m on inner-district roads;

2.2.1.7 The advertising boards and light boxes attached to outer sides of a low-rise building shall comply with fire safety and rescue requirements; must not affect the bearing capacity and structure of the building; must be firmly attached to the building and satisfy the following requirements:

2.2.1.7.1 Front and rear sides: 01 horizontal board and 01 vertical board may be placed next to the signboard on each story; This also applies if there is no signboard.

a) For horizontal advertising board or light box: Maximum protrusion is 0.2 m; Maximum height is 2 m; Width must not exceed the width of the building;

b) For vertical advertising board or light box: Maximum width is 1 m; Maximum height is 4 m but must not exceed the height of the story to which the board/box is attached.

2.2.1.7.2 The sides must be firmly attached to the building.

a) The area of the advertising board or light box must not exceed 50% of the area of the building side and must not protrude from the sides of the building;

b) The advertising board or light box attached to a building having up to 4 stories must not protrude from the roof more than 1.5 m;

c) The area of the advertising board or light box attached to a building having at least 5 stories must not exceed the area of the building side.

2.2.1.8 Advertising boards and light boxes attached to surrounding walls or fences of a building shall apply the requirements in 2.2.1.7; 

Their height must not exceed the height of the surrounding walls or fences;

The bearing capacity of the surrounding walls or fences must be carefully calculated; The advertising facilities must be firmly and tightly attached to the wall or fence. 

2.2.2 Outdoor advertising screens

2.2.2.1 Outdoor advertising screens must not have sounds.

2.2.2.2 The minimum distance from the road surface to the lower edge of a stand-alone screen is 5 m.

2.2.2.3 Advertising screens attached to buildings shall apply the requirements in 2.2.1.7 and 2.2.1.8. 

2.2.3 Signboards

2.2.3.1 Position: Attached to the gate or front side of the business location.

2.2.3.2 If the signboard is hung horizontally above the gate or entrance, the distance from the lower edge of the board and the ground must be at least 4.25 m.

2.2.4 Advertising facilities in the form of letters, shapes of symbols

Advertising facilities in the form of letters, shapes of symbols shall apply the requirements in 2.2.1. 

NOTE: Area conversion in Appendix B.

3 MANAGEMENT

3.1 Owners of outdoor advertising facilities shall carry out technical surveys and prepare reports; comply regulations on construction licensing and management of local construction authorities; carry out periodic inspection and maintenance; ensure safety throughout construction and use of the outdoor advertising facilities.

3.2 Transition

3.2.1 Outdoor advertising facilities that are not conformable with this document but have been approved by a construction or advertising authority must be adjusted according to regulations of this document before installation.

3.2.2 Existing outdoor advertising facilities whose location, sizes or designs are not conformable with this document must be removed upon expiration date of their advertising licenses.

3.2.3 Existing outdoor advertising facilities that fail to fully satisfy the requirements in 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4 and 2.1.5 hereof shall be rectified within 06 months from the effective date of this document. 

 

Appendix A

Areas of road bridges and tunnels in which advertising facilities are not permitted

NOTES:

A: Limits of safety corridors of the road bridge or tunnel 

 

Appendix B

Area conversion

Figure A.1 – An advertising facility in the form of letters directly attached to the outer side of a building

Figure A.2 – An advertising facility in the form of shapes of symbols

 

Figure A.3 – An advertising facility in the form letters/shape/symbol on a flat surface

NOTES:

H : Height; S : Area

B : Width;  ∑s : Total area of the advertisement