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 August 2014 Permit Statistics
New housing was low in August for California and throughout the country, mainly due to decreases in multi-family construction, which has been leading new housing construction for most of 2014. However, California employment is showing noticeable improvement, a good indication for future housing construction.
Other Highlights from the August 2014 California Construction Review:
- Non-residential construction increased by 19% as compared to August 2013.
- California Construction employment averaged 676,500 in July 2014, up 6,600 from last month.
- The largest project in August 2014 was a new $15.5 billion shell building with a mezzanine, site work and tenant improvement in Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County.
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- CBIA Joins Broad Coalition In Support of Legislation to Put School Bond on the Ballot
Officials from the California Building Industry Association today stood shoulder to shoulder with a broad coalition of organizations at a press conference at the State Capitol today to call upon the Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign Assemblymembers Joan Buchanan and Curt Hagman’s legislation to put a state school bond on the November ballot.
The coalition in support of the bill included representatives from the California School Boards Association, the Association for California School Administrators, California Chamber of Commerce, and state legislators from both sides of the aisle.