Promoting public health and safety in building construction through responsible legislation, education, and building code development.

Register Now - 2014 CALBO Education Weeks!

Take a look at the many new and refreshed courses offered at the 2014 CALBO Education Weeks held September 8-11 in San Ramon and October 20-23 in Ontario. Download the course catalogue for details and pricing. 


Mail-in and online registration now available!

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CALBO President's Message

Dear CALBO members,


Get on board, and hang on for a great ride! It's a new year for CALBO!


First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for a very successful 2014 CALBO Annual Business Meeting. Many thanks to all involved, including the members, colleagues, consultants, vendors, speakers, staff, guests and volunteers. It was a tremendous effort, and we have received very positive feedback for a job well done.

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2014 CALBO Advertising and Exhibiting Opportunities!

Interested in advertising with CALBO? Learn about CALBO Newsletter, Website, and Job Board advertising along with Event Exhibiting opportunities. Download the 2014 CALBO Advertising Packet or the 2014 Education Week Exhibitor Packet.

CALBO Offers New Handbooks for 2013 California Code Changes

CALBO and ICC recently partnered to develop new Handbooks designed to give design professionals and code administrators an understanding of the latest structural and non structural updates to the California Building and Residential Codes.  The Significant Changes to the California Residential Code, 2013 Edition and the Significant Changes to the California Building Code, 2013 Edition, provide a discussion of these changes accompanied by a photograph, real-world application example or an illustration to assist and enhance understanding.  Both books are immediately available to assist local jurisdictions in code adoption and training at  http://shop.iccsafe.org/

Latest News


The California State Legislature has entered into its final year of the two-year session and state elections have started heating up in Sacramento.  The combination of these two elements creates the perfect storm in the political arena.  When this happens, there is an increase of “hot topic” bills, which fall heavily along party lines.  Hot topic bills that building departments will have interest in are bills related to green building, solar energy, and recycled water.   

CALBO’s Government Affairs Committee is currently working with legislative offices to promote sound code development and building practices.  Read more about CALBO’s main bills of interest by clicking the title above.


New Title 24 Standards Effective July 1

July 06, 2014

The 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards will lead to 25% less energy consumption for residential buildings and 30% savings for nonresidential buildings over 2008 energy standards.  For more information click here 

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July 22 CEC Hearing on AB 1103 Nonres Energy Use Disclosure

On July 22, the CEC is holding a public hearing to delay implementation of AB 1103 from July 1, 2014 to 2016. The bill requires owners of nonresidential buildings to disclose to buyers the previous 12 months of energy use and benchmark that data to other similar buildings.  For more information click 
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