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 June 2019 summed up to 509. In comparison to the previous month where 335 applications were processed, the number of building permits increased by 174.
· Of the 509 total building permits, 381 residential, and 77 non-residential. These constructions occupied a total floor area of 244,169 sq. m. with a total value of Php2.443.630M.
· A value of Php1.540.816M came from the residential constructions, while Php882.521M came from the non-residential buildings.
· For this month, City of Lipa submitted 123 building permits, the highest among all city/municipalities in the province. This was followed by Batangas City with 81, Bauan 36 and Tanauan City with 26 permits.
· The least number of permits reported however, were from the municipalities of Cuenca, Laurel, Lemery and San Luis 4 respectively, San Nicolas and Sta. Teresita with 2.
· The summary of data gathered from the province proves that Nasugbu contributed the highest in terms of building constructions having a total value of Php976.899M. This was followed by Lipa City with a total value of Php767.585M.