Press Releases

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


February 28, 2014
CHF|CIRB Releases February 2014 Housing Statistics

February 2014 housing units have surpassed the January numbers by 14%, though year-over-year total units revealed a 25% decrease since February 2013. Single-family units show a minor decrease in activity, but multi-family housing units experienced significant increases in month-over-month statistics.

To see where the activity will be in the coming months, order the full California Construction Review February report or request a CHF|CIRB Custom report, prepared to meet your specific data requirements. Data requests may be emailed to, where one of our research specialists will respond to you in a timely fashion. For information on all CHF|CIRB products and services, or for placing an order, please refer to our website at or call us at (916) 340-3340.

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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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November 5, 2012
Homeowners Can't Put the Cart Before the Horse

Senate Bill 800, commonly known as the “Right to Repair," became effective January 1, 2003 and establishes a mandatory process prior to the filing of certain types of construction defect claims against homebuilders.  This law, codified as Title 7 of the California Civil Code, applies whenever there are defects alleged by a homeowner in new residential construction. The legislative intent of this law is to afford both homeowners and homebuilders the opportunity for quick and fair resolution of claims so that homebuilders can work with their homeowners to ensure that they are content with the construction of their home. 

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