Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits (Quezon City): First Quarter 2019 (Preliminary Result)

Reference Number: 

2019-02 (POII)

Release Date: 

Monday, September 16, 2019
 
This Special Release presents data on construction statistics from approved building permits in Quezon City for the First Quarter of 2019. Figures are based on the preliminary results of the tabulated data from collected building permits from the office of Local Building Official.
 
Number of Approved Building Permits Recorded 196.6 Percent Increase in the First Quarter
 
The total number of new construction projects from approved building permits in Quezon City increased by 196.6 percent, from 119 in the first quarter of 2018 to 353 in the same quarter of 2019. Likewise, the value of building construction increased by 325.4 percent, from ₱607.4 million in the first quarter of 2018 to ₱2,583.5 million in the same quarter of 2019.
 
Relative to the entire NCR, Quezon City contributed 11.1 percent to the total number of approved building permits and 7.1 percent to the value of construction during the first quarter of 2019. Refer to Table 1 for details.
 
The total approved building permits for additional, alterations/repairs went up by 570.6 percent, which is equivalent to 114 building permits in the first quarter of 2019 from 17 building permits in the same period of the previous year.
 
Figure 1 compares the number of approved building permits by type of building for Quezon City during the first quarter of 2018 and 2019. Refer to Table 2 for details.
 
 
Residential Type of Building Construction Contributes 62.6 Percent of the Total Number of Construction in Quezon City
 
With respect to the number of construction by type, residential building registered a total of 221 or 62.6 percent of building construction in Quezon City. Addition, alteration/repair constitute 114 or 32.3 percent and the remaining percentage is for non-residential with 18 building permit applications or 5.1 percent of the total number of building construction in the said city. Refer to Table 1 for details.
 
Values of Construction for Residential Type of Building Goes Up by 590.9 Percent 
 
The aggregate value of construction for residential type of building in Quezon City increased by 590.9 percent, from ₱327.1 million during the first quarter  of 2018 to ₱2,259.7 million in the same quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, the value of construction for non-residential type of building decreased by 29.8 percent, from ₱249.5 million in the first quarter of 2018 to ₱175.1 million in the same quarter of 2019. The total value for additional and alteration/repair increased by 382.6 percent with an amount of ₱30.8 million in the first quarter of 2018 to ₱148.7 million during the same quarter of 2019.
 
Figure 2 presents the value of construction by type of building for Quezon City for the first quarter of 2018 and 2019. Refer to Table 2 for details.
 
 
Single-type Residential Units Register the Highest Number and Residential Condominium Record the Highest Value of Approved Building Permits
 
Among the types of residential building, single-type residential units registered the highest number of approved building permits with 158 applications or 71.5 percent of the total number. On the other hand, residential condominium recorded the highest value of construction amounting to ₱1,352.5 million or 59.9 percent of the total value of residential.
 
Figure 3 shows the percentage distribution of the number and value of residential building  construction by type for Quezon City during  the first quarter of 2019.
 
 
Commercial Type of Building Construction Ranks the Highest in Number among Non-residential Building Construction
 
In the first quarter of 2019, the total value of non-residential building was at ₱175.1 million with a total number of 18 approved applications. Among the types of non-residential building, the commercial type recorded the highest total number with 11 approved building permit applications while the institutional type have the highest total value with ₱111.3 million during the first quarter of 2019.
 
Figures 4a and 4b present the number and value of non-residential building construction for Quezon City by type during the irst quarter of 2019, respectively.
 
 
 
 

Table 1. Number, Floor Area and Value of New Construction by Type in

Quezon City: First Quarter 2019 and 2018

Region / City / Type of Building First Quarter 2019P First Quarter 2018P
Number

Floor Area

(sq. m.)

Value

(in '000)

Number

Floor Area

(sq. m.)

Value

(in '000)

  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
National Capital Region 3,178 2,480,513 36,398,555 2,894 2,118,736 36,438,974
  Quezon City 353 176,123 2,583,546 119 55,934 607,372
   Residential 221 157,981 2,259,718 84 33,661 327,081
     Single-Type 158 47,357 577,859 57 15,232 178,403
     Duplex/Quadruplex 4 2,037 21,181 1 288 2,067
     Apartment/Accessoria 57 30,784 308,134 25 17,841 145,288
     Residential condominium 2 77,803 1,352,544 - - -
     Others - - - 1 300 1,323
   Non-residential 18 17,922 175,130 18 22,273 249,476
     Commercial 11 6,079 59,175 14 17,277 225,816
     Industrial 2 710 4,697 2 1,214 6,483
     Institutional 5 11,133 111,259 2 3,782 17,177
     Agricultural - - - - - -
     Others - - - - - -
   Additional 1 220 3,868 - - -
   Alterations/repair 113 - 144,831 17 - 30,815
Source: Private Construction Statistics, Industry Statistics Division, PSA
Note: p-preliminary
 

 

 

Table 2. Number, Floor Area, Value and Average Cost per Floor Area of Building Construction by Type

in Quezon City: First Quarter 2019 and 2018

Region/ City/ Type of Building First Quarter 2019P First Quarter 2018P
Number Floor Area (sq. m.)

Value

(in '000)

Average Cost Per Floor Area Number Floor Area (sq. m.)

Value

(in '000)

Average Cost Per Floor Area
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)
NCR 3,178 2,480,513 36,398,555 14,674 2,894 2,118,736 36,438,974 17,198
Quezon City 353 176,123 2,583,546 14,669 119 55,934 607,372 10,859
   Residential 221 157,981 2,259,718 14,304 84 33,661 327,081 9,717
   Non-residential 18 17,922 175,130 9,772 18 22,273 249,476 11,201
   Additional 1 220 3,868 17,581 - - - -
   Alterations/repair 113 - 144,831 - 17 - 30,815 -
Source: Private Construction Statistics, Industry Statistics Division, PSA
Note: p-preliminary

 

TECHNICAL NOTES 
CONSTRUCTION STATISTICS FROM APPROVED BUILDING PERMITS
 
Scope and Coverage
 
Construction statistics from approved building permits relate to administrative-based data on new constructions and additional, alterations and repairs of existing residential and non-residential buildings and other structures proposed to be constructed in all cities and municipalities of the country in a specific period.
 
Sources of Information
 
Construction statistics are compiled by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) from the copies of original application forms of approved building permits as well as from the demolition and fencing permits collected every month by the PSA field personnel from the Offices of Local Building Officials (LBOs) nationwide.
 
Limitations
 
1. Data on building constructions refer to those approved applications during the reference period and not to construction work completed during the reference period.
 
2. The completeness of the number of building permits collected relies on the approval of applications filed with the LBOs. Hence, private building constructions without approved building permits are excluded in the tabulation of data.
 
Geographic Classification
 
Building constructions are classified and presented by geographic area using the Philippine Standard Geographic Classification (PSGC) as of December 2014. The PSGC contains the latest updates on the official number of regions, provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays in the Philippines.
 
Industry Classification
 
Construction statistics utilizes the 2009 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification (PSIC) to identify the industrial classification of the structure proposed for construction through its use or character of occupancy.
 
Collection
 
The number of building permit forms accomplished by the applicant comes in five (5) copies. The “NSO copy” of the approved building permit is made available within the first five (5) working days after each reference month. Collections of these documents from the LBO in city/municipality are undertaken by PSA field personnel within this period.
 
Collected documents for each month are properly checked as to its completeness by verifying the beginning and ending numbers indicated in the permit numbers. Missing numbers are indicated, with corresponding reasons, in the transmittal. In cases where there is no construction in a given month in a municipality, a certification that there was no approved building permit during the reference period is provided by the LBO to the PSA field staff.
 
Data Processing
 
Data processing of approved building permits is done both manually and mechanically. Copies of documents collected from the offices of LBOs are properly controlled, sorted, edited and coded, folioed and encoded in the PSA provincial offices. During machine validation, inconsistent and invalid entries which are flagged in an error listing are corrected in the data file. This process is repeated until there are no more inconsistent or erroneous entries found in the error listing. The data files are then forwarded to PSA Central Office for validation, consolidation and generation of preliminary tables. Data files received after the cut-off dates of submission set for each quarter are included in the generation of annual tables.
 
Preliminary results are based from data files that have undergone data processing in the provincial offices and have been validated at the Central Office. The preliminary tables are revised to include building permit documents received after the cut-off period in the annual tabulation. 
 
Statistics Generated
 
Construction statistics generated from approved building permits provide monthly administrative-based data on building construction at the municipality level nationwide. Statistics generated are the following:
 
number
floor area
type of construction
value of construction
 
Statistical Tables
 
The statistical tables are presented at the regional and provincial levels by type of construction and by period according to form of ownership.
 
Unpublished Data
 
Aside from the preliminary tables posted in the PSA website, annual, quarterly and monthly statistical tables at the municipality level by type of construction and by form of ownership are available at the Industry Statistics Division of the PSA.
 
Other special tabulations may also be made available upon request, addressed to the National Statistician, Philippine Statistics Authority, 3rd Floor CVEA Building, East Avenue, Quezon City.
 
Dissemination
 
Preliminary and final results of construction statistics generated from approved building permits are made public in the form of Quarterly Special Releases posted in the PSA website (www.psa.gov.ph) 65 calendar days after the reference quarter and Annual Special Release, eight months after the reference year, respectively. The Quarterly Special Releases are reports containing the preliminary results of construction statistics generated 60 days after the reference quarter while the Annual Special Release is a consolidated report of the quarterly preliminary data incorporating documents which are submitted after the cut-off dates for each quarter.
 
Definition of Terms (Adopted from the Revised and Updated IRR of the National Building Code)
 
Building permit is a written authorization granted by the LBO to an applicant allowing him to proceed with the construction of a specific project after plans, specifications and other pertinent documents have been found to be in conformity with the National Building Code (PD 1096).
 
Building refers to any independent, free-standing structure comprised of one or more rooms or other spaces, covered by a roof and enclosed with external walls or dividing walls, which extend from the foundation to the roof.
 
Construction refers to all on-site work done from site preparation, excavation, foundation, assembly of all the components and installation of utilities, machineries and equipment of buildings/structures.
 
Residential building is a building for which its major parts or more than half of its gross floor area is built for dwelling purposes. This type of building can be of the single type, duplex, an apartment and/or accessoria and residential condominium.
 
Single house is a complete structure intended for a single family or household, i.e. bungalow, 2-storey house, nipa hut.
 
Duplex house is a structure intended for two households, with complete living facilities for each; it is a single structure divided into two dwelling units by a wall extending from the floor to the ceiling.
 
Apartment is a structure, usually of two storeys, made up of independent living quarters, with independent entrances from internal walls and courts.
 
Accesoria is a one or two-floor structure divided into several dwelling units, each dwelling unit having its own separate entrance from the outside.
 
Residential condominium is a structure, usually of several storeys, consisting of multiple dwelling units.
 
Other residential construction consists of school or company staff houses, living quarters for drivers and maids, and guardhouses.
 
Non-residential building includes commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional buildings.
 
Commercial buildings refer to office buildings and all buildings which are intended for use primarily in wholesale, retail and service trades; i.e. stores, hotels, restaurants, banks, disco houses, etc.
 
Industrial buildings are all buildings used to house the production, assembly and warehousing activities of industrial establishments; i.e. factories, plants, mills, repair shops, machine shops, printing press, storage plant, electric generating plants.
 
Institutional buildings are buildings which primarily engaged in providing educational instructions and hospital/health care; ports, airports and other government buildings; i.e. school, museums, libraries, sanitaria, churches, hospitals.
 
Agricultural buildings are buildings used to house livestock, plants and agricultural products such as barn, poultry house, piggeries, stables, greenhouses and grain mill.
 
Other non-building constructions include cemetery structures, street furniture, waiting sheds, communication towers, etc.
 
Addition refers to any new construction which increases the height or area of an existing building/structure.
 
Repair is a remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion/s of a building/structure to restore its original condition.
 
Renovation is any physical change made on structures to increase the value, quality and to improve the aesthetic.
 
Alteration is a construction in a building/structure involving changes in the materials used, partitioning and location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the overall area thereof.
 
Conversion is a change in the use or occupancy of structure or any portion thereof, which has different requirements.
 
Demolitions refer to the systematic dismantling or destruction of a building/structure, in whole or in part.
 
Street furniture are street structures consisting of monuments, waiting sheds, benches, plant boxes, lampposts, electric poles and telephone poles.
 
Floor area of building refers to the sum of the area of each floor of the building measured to the outer surface of the outer walls including the area of lobbies, cellars, elevator shafts and all communal spaces in multi-dwellings. Areas of balconies are excluded.
 
Total value of construction refers to the sum of the cost of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and others. The value is derived from the approved building permit and represents the estimated value of the building or structure when completed.
 
For more details, please visit www.psa.gov.ph
 
 
 
 
 

 

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