Press Releases

This section contains CBIA's most recent press releases. Previous releases can be found in our press release archive.

 

November 4, 2014
Registration is now open for CBIA’s 2015 Winter Governance Meetings

We hope you join your colleagues in the building industry for CBIA’s Winter Governance Meetings on February 10th & 11th, 2015.  The meetings will take place at the Citizen Hotel in Downtown Sacramento.

Registration is now open here!

Along with Government Affairs, BRE Committee and Board Meetings, this event will feature CBIA’s Annual Legislative Advocacy Reception the evening of February 10th in the ballroom of the Citizen Hotel.  Last year’s event was attended by over thirty legislators, providing CBIA members with a chance to discuss key issues with some of California’s key policy makers.

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November 3, 2014
CHF|CIRB September Permit Statistics

Total housing unit starts increased 9% from August 2014. Multi-family units totaled 3,682 new units, a 22% increase from last month. When comparing 2014 year-to-date totals with 2013, new housing units are up for the first time this year, totaling 61,361 single- and multi-family units.

Other Highlights from the September 2014 California Construction Review:

  • The unemployment rate for the State of California in September 2014 was 6.9%, decreasing by 0.5 from 7.4% in the previous month.
  • California construction employment averaged 697,100 in September 2014, up 2,200 from August 2014.
  • The largest project in September 2014 was a new $150 million, 12-story office, retail and parking building in San Francisco City.
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October 29, 2014
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.

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October 21, 2013
CBIA Welcomes Senator David E. Cogdill as New CEO and President

The California Building Industry Association welcomes former Senator David E. Cogdill as its new CEO and President. The CBIA Executive Committee selected Cogdill after a 6-month search to replace current CEO and President Mike Winn. While serving as Chairman of the association in 2010, Winn assumed the day-to-day management of CBIA and will return to his Sacramento land development company in November.

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October 13, 2013
CBIA Applauds Governor Jerry Brown for Keeping Housing Affordable
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown vetoed AB 1229, a measure that authorized inclusionary housing statewide after months of intense lobbying by the CBIA Government Affairs team. The bill was one of CBIA’s highest priorities this legislative session and the veto prevented hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees from builders and future homebuyers.
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