Construction Statistics from Approved Building Permits(Makati) : First Quarter 2019 (Preliminary Results)

Reference Number: 

2019-1477

Release Date: 

Friday, October 25, 2019
This Special Release presents data on construction statistics from approved building permits for the National Capital Region (NCR) Provincial Statistical Office III - City of Makati for the first quarter of 2019. Figures are based on the preliminary results of the tabulated data from collected building permits.
 
Number of approved building permits accumulated 31.3 percent decrease in the first quarter
 
The number of approved building permits in the City of Makati decreased by 31.3 percent to 268 during the first quarter of 2019 from 390 of the same quarter of the previous year. However, the total value of construction increased by 112.5 percent to ₱3.7 billion during the first quarter of 2019 from ₱1.7 billion of the same quarter of 2018.
 
Relative to the entire region, the City of Makati contributed 8.4 percent to the number of approved building permits and 10.0 percent to the total value of construction during the first quarter of 2019. See Table 1 for details.
 
Number of approved building permits for residential and non-residential type of building decreases
 
The number of residential types of building decreases by 21.1 percent to 56 during the first quarter of 2019 from 71 during the same period of the previous year. The same goes with the number of non-residential types of building decreases by 44.4 percent to 15 during the first quarter of 2019 from 27 of the same quarter of the previous year.
 
Also, combined approved building permits for additions, alterations and repairs went down by 32.5 percent to 197 building permits during the first quarter of 2019 from 292 of the same quarter of the previous year.
 
Figure 1 compares the number of approved building permits by type of building for the City of Makati during the first quarter of 2018 and 2019. Refer to Table 2 for details.

Value of construction for residential type of building goes down
 
The aggregate value of construction for residential type of building in the City of Makati decreased by 47.6 percent to ₱0.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from ₱0.7 billion during the same quarter of the previous year. However, the value of construction for non–residential type of building went up by 370.1 percent to ₱2.0 billion in first quarter of 2019 from ₱0.4 billion in the same quarter of 2018. The total value for additions and alterations/repairs increased by 122.0 percent to ₱1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from ₱0.6 billion during the same quarter of 2018.
 
Figure 2 presents the value of construction by type of building for the City of Makati for thefirst quarter of 2018 and 2019. Refer to Table 2 for details.
 
 
Single residential units record the highest number of approved building permits and register the highest value of construction
 
Among the types of residential building, single residential units registered the highest number of approved building permits with 49 applications or 87.5 percent and recorded the highest value of construction amounting to ₱0.3 billion or 79.6 percent of the total value of residential building construction.
 
Figures 3 presents the percentage distribution of the number and value of residential construction by type in the City of Makati during the first quarter of 2019. Refer to table 2 for details.
 
 
Commercial type of building is the only non-residential building construction reported
 
For non-residential building, the commercial type recorded 15 applications with an aggregate value of ₱2.0 billion.
 
 
 

Explanatory Notes

Scope and Coverage

Private construction statistics from approved building permits relate to new constructions and additions, alterations and repairs of existing residential and non-residential buildings and other structures undertaken in all regions/provinces of the country.

Source of Information

Data are from the original applications of approved building permits collected by PSA-NCR Provincial Statistical Office III field personnel from Local Building Officials in the City of Makati.
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.

Definition of Terms:

Building Permit - A written authorization granted by the Local Building Official (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 - Any independent, freestanding 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 - All on-site work done from site preparation, excavation, foundation, assembly of all the components and installation of utilities and equipment of buildings/structures.

Residential Building - A building for which its major parts or more than half of its gross floor area 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 - A complete structure intended for a single family or household, i.e. bungalow, 2-storey house, nipa hut.

Duplex - 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 - A structure, usually of two storeys, made up of independent living quarters, with independent entrances from internal walls and courts.

Accessoria–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 - A structure, usually of several storeys, consisting of multiple dwelling units.

Other residential constructions - Consist of school or company staff houses, living quarters for drivers and maids, and guardhouses.

Non-Residential Building - This type includes commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional buildings.

Commercial Buildings - Office buildings and all buildings that are intended for use primarily in wholesale, retail and service trades; i.e. stores, hotels, restaurants, banks, etc.

Industrial Buildings - Buildings which are 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 - Buildings that are 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 - Buildings which are used to house live stocks, plants and agricultural products such as barn, poultry house, piggeries, stables, greenhouses and grain mill.

Other Non-Buildings Constructions - These include cemetery structures, street furniture, waiting sheds, communication towers, etc.

Addition - Any new construction that increases the height or area of an existing building/structure.

Alteration - Construction in a building/structure involving changes in the materials used, partitioning, location/size of openings, structural parts, existing utilities and equipment but does not increase the overall area thereof.

Repair – A remedial work done on any damaged or deteriorated portion/s of a building/structure to restore its original condition.

Floor Area of Building - 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 - 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.

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