Statistics on building construction
A construction permit or building permit is a permit required in most jurisdictions for new construction, or adding onto pre-existing structures, and in some cases for major renovations. Generally, the new construction must be inspected during construction and after completion to ensure compliance with national, regional, and local building codes. Failure to obtain a permit can result in significant fines and penalties, and even demolition of unauthorized construction if it cannot be made to meet code.
Building Construction in Batangas Province
- Building permit applications for the month of February 2020 summed up to 477. In comparison to the previous month where 454 applications were processed, the number of building permits increased by 23.
- Of the 477 total building permits, 325 residential, and 68 non-residential. These constructions occupied a total floor area of 108,452 sq. m. with a total value of Php 1.065.830M.
- A value of Php 501.214M came from the residential constructions, while Php 540.616M came from the non-residential buildings.
- For this month, Lipa City submitted 125 building permits, the highest among all city/municipalities in the province. This was followed by City of Batangas with 82, and Sto. Tomas, 32.
- The least number of permits reported however, were from the municipalities of Laurel and Lemery with 2 each. San Nicolas, Talisay 1 respectively.
- The summary of data gathered from the province proves that Lipa City contributed the highest in terms of building constructions having a total value of Php 171.950M. This was followed by Batangas City with a total value of Php 171.832M.