California Building Industry Association

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California Adopts New Building Standards

The new code includes stricter energy efficiency requirements and more-straightforward rules for accessibility. More

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Liability Premiums Spiking

Liability insurance is becoming increasingly expensive and is often completely unavailable to builders and remodelers in California, Mike Pattison, head of the California Building Industry Association, told state lawmakers at a legislative hearing in December.Jim Sasko of Teakwood Builders in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., says his liability insurance went from $3,570 last year to $7,689 this year, and he considers himself lucky to have gotten any coverage at all. More

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