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 April 2019 summed up to 582. In comparison to the previous month where 414 applications were processed, the number of building permits increased by 168.
· Of the 582 total building permits, 476 residential, and 67 non-residential. These constructions occupied a total floor area of 242,381 sq. m. with a total value of Php 1.303.688M.
· A value of Php 1.106.414M came from the residential constructions, while Php 190.249M came from the non-residential buildings.
· For this month, City of Lipa submitted 117 building permits, the highest among all city/municipalities in the province. This was followed by Batangas City with 95, Sto. Tomas 78, Bauan 32, and Rosario with 27 permits.
· The least number of permits reported however, were from the municipalities of Calatagan, Cuenca, Malvar, Mataasnakahoy and Padre Garcia with only 4 and Balete with 2.
· The summary of data gathered from the province proves that Talisay contributed the highest in terms of building constructions having a total value of Php 282.845M. This was followed by Bauan with a total value of Php 180.109M.