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2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

March 24, 2017

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code More »

NONRESIDENTIAL HVAC STAKEHOLDER MEETING NEXT WEEK

The second set of Utility-Sponsored Stakeholder Meetings to discuss the 2019 Title 24, Part 6 nonresidential HVAC topics will be held on March 29, 2017 as online webinars. These meetings are part of the stakeholder outreach process undertaken by the Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Team in support of the development of California’s Building Energy More »

PROTECT CONSTRUCTION JOBS; STOP PROPOSED PREVAILING WAGE MANDATE

March 10, 2017

***ACTION NEEDED*** AB 199 (Chu; D-San Jose) is a legislative proposal which poses a huge threat to the entire construction industry by mandating the payment of Prevailing Wages for private residential projects in California. Such a requirement would be financially devastating for new project development and the entire construction industry. Additionally, More »

AB 199 WILL INCREASE COST OF HOUSING

Our friend and coalition partner Dave Cogdill, a former state senator, and current president and CEO of the California Building Industry Association, has penned the following article to outline the damaging impacts that AB 199 would have on the state’s affordable housing crisis. Click here to read the article.  More »

COMPANION ANIMAL MEASURE

AB 1569 (Caballero; D-Salinas) is a bill that tries to address issues related to “companion animals” in public buildings. This is an issue that many commercial real estate and residential real estate property managers deal with on an ongoing basis. Under state and federal ADA laws its not always clear what can and cannot be required or even asked More »

ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUIT BILL

We are also pushing back and opposing SB 49 (de León; D-Los Angeles) an overbroad bill that includes a private right of action for environmental laws similar to the Private Attorneys General Act provisions that have led to shakedown lawsuits for alleged labor and employment law violations. According to the CalChamber, which has just tagged this bill More »

ALL-GENDER SINGLE-USE BATHROOM LAW NOW IN EFFECT

A new California law went in to effect on March 1, 2017, that requires facilities with “single use bathrooms” make those facilities gender neutral. Basically, if you have bathrooms at any of your properties that one person can go in and lock the door, you need to change the door sign to indicate it is an “all-gender” bathroom. The bill that More »

NON-RESIDENTIAL LIGHTING SURVEY – IMPORTANT!

In partnership with the Utility Codes and Standards Team, the California Energy Commission is seeking input from companies that have done nonresidential lighting retrofit projects. It is very important that property owners and managers provide input to this survey since lighting retrofits have been one of the biggest sources of increased cost per square More »

2017 CASp EXAM REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the June 2017 Certified Access Specialist (CASp) examination to be held in Sacramento and Riverside on June 28th. Individuals with CASp certification are in high demand by clients seeking to ensure their facilities comply with applicable construction-related accessibility standards, including the California Building Code More »

INDUSTRYWIDE LEGISLATIVE MEETING

CBPA’s annual industrywide Legislative Committee meeting is scheduled for March 23, in Los Angeles. This is the meeting commercial real estate experts from all the major real estate sectors and industry groups come together to review legislation and set positions and priorities for the work that will happen in Sacramento’s Capitol. More than 400 More »

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