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Building Construction - August 2018 (Preliminary Result)

Release Date: August 30, 2018
Reference Number: 2018-RN(SRBP08)

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 July 2018 summed up to 529 . In comparison to the previous month where 264 applications were processed, the number of building permits increased by 265 .
  • Of the 529 total building permits, 397 residential, and 62 non-residential . These constructions occupied a total floor area of 139,305 sq. m. with a total value of Php 1.602.459M.
  • A value of Php 1.187.205M came from the residential constructions, while Php 395.517M came from the non-residential buildings.
  • For this month, City of Lipa submitted 121 building permits, the highest  among all City/municipalities in the province. This was followed by Batangas City with 106 and Sto. Tomas with 57 permits.
  • The least number of permits reported, however, were from the municipalities of   Calatagan, Tingloy with only 3 while Tuy 2.
  • 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 894.121M. This was followed by Batangas City with a total value of Php 267.805M.
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