The California Building Industry Association is a statewide trade association representing thousands of businesses, homebuilders, remodelers, subcontractors, architects, engineers, designers and other industry professionals. A recent study determined that homebuilding generates approximately $60 billion a year to the California economy and creates an estimated 526,000 jobs statewide.
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- CHF|CIRB October Permit Statistics
Multi-family housing projects in 2014 continue to carry new residential construction above the permit activity in 2013. In the month of October, a total of 5,453 new multi-family units were issued, producing a significant increase from the previous month’s totals and from October of last year. New single-family homes remained consistent with average monthly totals at 2,656 units. Year-to-date, new multi-family and single-family statistics revealed 69,443 total units – a 2.5% increase from 2013.
- Exhibit sales are going strong for PCBC 2015
As we head back to San Diego in June, we’ve increased the amount of square footage on the exhibit floor—and we’re pleased to announce that space is already 70% full! The floor footprint will increase to 64,000 square feet, up 15% over the 2014 show floor.
In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of product solutions on display, the exhibit floor will also feature two show homes, our new "Smarter Home Showcase", and PCBC’s exclusive and highly successful buyer programs the Key Buyers Club and National Buyers Circle. Mark your calendar for June 24-25 and make plans to join us in San Diego.