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Design-build delivers success everywhere (except Wisconsin)

Richard Thomas is
director of state and local legislative affairs at the
Design-Build Institute of America.

If the state of Wisconsin was considering legislation to spend its scarce transportation dollars to pay contractors to build projects “without having to face any competition” in infrastructure “beauty contests” that only reward out-of-state “industry giants,” as described by The Daily Reporter in a recent editorial, then the state’s taxpayers should be very alarmed.

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Local 139, ABC of Wisconsin find common ground in opposing design-build proposal

A proposal to let the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local governments use project-delivery methods other than design-bid-build has given rise to an unusual alignment between two groups that are otherwise usually at odds with each other.

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Build teams to bring everything together

“Builder” is derived from the Old English word “byldan,” meaning dwelling. For millennia, builders provided shelter from the elements. But as mankind multiplied and prospered, buildings came to provide benefits extending far beyond the shelter needed for survival. Man-made structures, taking in everything from European cathedrals to the Great Wall of China, came to stand among the world's wonders.

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Highway 14 bids break MnDOT budget

By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Minneapolis — Minnesota Department of Transportation officials experienced sticker shock when they opened bids for the long-anticipated U.S. Highway 14 project in the North Mankato area. The apparent low bid for the design-build project, which ...

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