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Welcome Message from Your CALBO President!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


After five years on the CALBO board, it is now my honor to serve as your 2015-2016 President. Above all, I hope that you as members will walk away from this year with a renewed sense of pride in being an active part of CALBO.

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Register Now for these Upcoming CALBO Courses!

Register now for these upcoming CALBO courses in December 2015!  


CALBO is offering two courses in Northern California - Safety Assessment Program: Evaluator and Coordinator Training and Concrete for Inspectors: Training in the Fundamentals of Concrete Construction. Don't miss these new and updated courses! Click below for more information.

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CALBO's 54th Annual Business Meeting

Join CALBO for its 54th Annual Business Meeting in beautiful San Diego, California at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina from March 14 - March 17, 2016.


CALBO will offer an array of programs, events and training on the most recent code changes and other topics for the professional development of its members. Registration and information available soon.

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CALBO's 54th Annual Business Meeting - Exhibitor and Sponsorship Program

The 54th Annual Business Meeting Exhibitor and Sponsorship registration is now available!


Over 350 memebers will attend this four day conference from March 14-17, 2016 in San Diego, Califonia. Don't miss your opportunity to showcase your innovative products and services while showing support for the leaders of California building departments.

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Latest News

Water Conservation

July 25, 2015

Emergency Regulations for Outdoor Landscape Irrigation - 2015

The California Building Standards Commission adopted emergency regulations for outdoor landscape irrigation effective June 1, 2015.  By reducing the Evapotranspiration Factor used for calculating the Maximum Applied Water Allowance from 0.7 to 0.55, the State expects water savings of up to 20% 

New Model Water Efficient Landscapes Ordinance (MWELO) - 2015.

Local Agencies have until December 1, 2015 to adopt their own ordinance or MWELO becomes effective by default.  New development projects with a landscape area of 500 square feet or more are subject to MWELO.    

New Energy Commission Plumbing Fixture Flow Rates - State Website
The requirements for maximum flow rates for any newly installed fixtures as of January 1, 2016 are as follows:

  • Urinals from 0.5 gpf to 0.125 gpf.  Note: The use of hybrid urinals is being considered for the 2016 CalGreen Code
  • Residential faucets from 2.2 gpm to 1.2 gpm.  Note: The CEC is considering requiring 1.5 gpm and extending the requirement for 1.2 gpm to September 2016
  • Kitchen faucets from 2.2 gpm to 1.8 gpm with possible capability to increase to 2.2 gpm. Public lavatory faucets shall not exceed a flow rate of 0.5 gpm.


January 20, 2015

The NEW on-line bill search allows building officials a real-time way to follow CALBO’s position on critical State legislation during the 2015 session.  Beginning on February 1, simply click on CALBO’s LEGISLATIVE WATCH for the latest Bills of Interest and most recent actions.  Although the official Legislative Bill Session has not begun, CALBO is already tracking AB 18 (Disaster Relief: South Napa), AB 52, 54 and SB 67 (Construction Related Accessibility Claims), and SB 7 (Water Meters for multiunit structures).   

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