Number of constructions drop by 2.8 percent in 2019 The total number of constructions from approved building permits issued by the Local Building Officials (LBOs) for the year 2019 reached 19,826. This number is lower by 2.8 percent from the 20,397 constructions recorded in 2018. (Table A) By type of construction, residential had the highest number at 15,350 or 77.4 percent of the total number of constructions. The number of residential constructions posted an 8.8 percent decrease from the 16,831 residential constructions reported in 2018. Read more about Construction Statistics of Central Visayas from Approved Building Permits for the Year 2019 (Preliminary Results).