The governor’s latest budget proposal would allow for the sale of state property to help pay down the state’s debt, but a University of Wisconsin System official says UW lands aren’t likely at risk.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is in a housing bind that sets it apart from many other state campuses.
Published: October 20, 2011
Tags: AGC of Wisconsin, Building Commission, David Miller, Dean Kaufert, design-build, Jim Boullion, single-prime bidding, Sterling Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW System, UW-Madison
Lawmakers are giving the University of Wisconsin System more freedom to build projects using private money but want proof the change works before loosening the collar.
Published: October 3, 2011
Tags: Adam Gusse, alternative energy sources, Bill Kehoe, Brandherm, Building Commission, Carla Vigue, David Miller, Division of State Facilities, DOA, energy, Fred Risser, renewable energy, solar, UW System, wind, Wisconsin National Guard
Disagreement on the state Building Commission over how firmly to push agencies to include alternative energy sources in new buildings has left project planners stuck between two ideologies.
Published: August 11, 2011
Tags: Brandherm, Building Commission, CMAR, construction manager at risk, David Miller, Memorial Union, multiple-prime bidding, project delivery, University of Wisconsin System
By James Briggs The state Building Commission on Thursday placed on hold a request from the University of Wisconsin System to use the construction-manager-at-risk project delivery method. The move could signal a change — or, at least a clearer direction — in how the state grants waivers for CMAR. State law favors multiple-prime bidding, which [...]
Published: June 22, 2011
Tags: Alan Fish, Badger Performance Center, Barry Alvarez, Building Commission, Camp Randall Stadium, construction manager at risk, David Miller, Dean Kaufert, McClain Center, multiple-prime bidding, R.J. Binau, University of Wisconsin System, UW System, UW-Madison
By James Briggs A state lawmaker warned the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Wednesday not to exceed the $76.8 million budget for the Badger Performance Center or it will lose his support. State Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, said he was worried the university was maxing out its capacity to build projects for the athletics department. Kaufert’s [...]
Published: May 19, 2011
Tags: Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin, board of regents, Building Commission, David Miller, Dean Kaufert, design/build, Gordon Commons, John Mielke, New Badger Partnership, Scott Walker, split, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW System, UW-Madison
By Jack Zemlicka The man who would lose control of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s capital planning is warning the state not to step on competitive bidding in the rush to grant the campus independence. David Miller, associate vice president of capital planning and budget for the University of Wisconsin System, supports UW-Madison’s possible split from [...]
Published: April 21, 2011
Tags: Alan Fish, David Miller, Dean Kaufert, Eagle Construction, Findorff & Son, J.H. Findorff & Son, Joe Daniels, Joe Daniels Construction, Kohl Center, LaBahn Arena, Maternowski, Randy Balko, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Madison
By James Briggs State officials disagree over whether a University of Wisconsin-Madison project that drew bids well beyond the anticipated cost signals the end of the rock-bottom bidding era or an example of poor estimating. The state’s Building Commission in October approved the $28.3 million construction of LaBahn Arena, a hockey and swimming venue slated [...]
By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker is giving the University of Wisconsin System about $100 million less than it requested for construction during the next two years. To help make up for it, though, the state is giving UW System greater control over a portion of its money. “This does represent a decrease, however, there’s [...]
By James Briggs Lawmakers want work stopped on a $150 million-plus renovation of the Charter Street Heating Plant or a commitment from the governor’s office that it won’t be sold as part of a recent budget bill proposal. Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill would authorize the Department of Administration to sell more than 30 [...]