Press Releases

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


July 7, 2014
Economic Analysis of New School Construction and Modernization Projects Finds Massive Job and Economic Benefits for California

The Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER) today released an economic impact summary that provided an analysis of the full range of economic stimulus and annual benefits of new school construction and modernization projects.


Amongst its findings, CSER found that the existing $3 billion pipeline of new school construction and modernization work could result annually in more than 15,000 new jobs, $990 million of employee compensation (salaries/wages and benefits), $99.8 million in state and local tax revenue and more than $2.5 billion of overall economic output benefits for California’s economy.

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June 3, 2014
CHF|CIRB Releases May 2014 Housing Statistics

Construction permits cooled down in May after April’s surge of activity brought year to date totals up from the slow first quarter of 2014. History indicates that a decrease in permit activity is not unusual for May when compared to April and May of 2013. Currently, year-to-date totals for single family and multi-family units trail behind 2013 by a mere 2%.


Other Highlights from the May 2014 California Construction Review:

  • Single-family permits were up 19% from April 2014
  • The largest project in May 2014 was an $80 million tenant improvement project and replacement of the Aldi Foods shell structure in Moreno Valley.
  • California Construction employment averaged 662,800 in May 2014, up 4,600 from April 2014.
  • The unemployment rate in May 2014 for the State of California employees was 7.1%, down by 0.2% from 7.3% in April 2014.
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January 13, 2014
CBIA Announces 2014 Leadership Team

The California Building Industry Association, the voice of housing in California, is pleased to introduce its 2014 Board of Directors’ leadership team.

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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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