In defending his $1.45 billion state construction budget announced this week, Gov. Scott Walker pointed out that it would borrow less than his Democratic predecessor’s last construction budget.
State Democrats joined Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday in turning down two Republicans’ call to reduce borrowing for state construction projects by $28 million over the next two years.
Published: February 21, 2013
Tags: AGC, Building Commission, construction manager at risk, Gordon Hintz, Jeff Beiriger, Jim Boullion, multiple prime, project delivery, single prime, Specialty Contractors of Wisconsin
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed project-delivery reform would give general contractors near total responsibility for a state project’s outcome while preventing them from choosing their subcontractors.
A construction trade group is urging Gov. Scott Walker not to pursue project-delivery reform through the state budget without first soliciting opinions from the industry.
Published: September 28, 2011
Tags: Bob Brandherm, Building Commission, Camp Randall Stadium, CMAR, construction manager at risk, Dave Miller, Division of State Facilities, Gordon Hintz, Higher Education Subcommittee, McClain Center, Memorial Union, multiple-prime bidding, project delivery, single-prime bidding, University of Wisconsin System, UW System, Van Wanggaard
The University of Wisconsin System can use construction-manager-at-risk for its Memorial Union theater project, but the bid opening must be transparent.
Published: November 15, 2010
Tags: Appleton, Boldt, Charter Street Heating Plant, Charter Street power plant, Gordon Hintz, Madison, Niesen, Scott Walker, Sierra Club, The Boldt Co., Werwie, Wisconsin Building Commission, Wisconsin Department of Administration
By James Briggs If Gov.-elect Scott Walker wants to radically redraw plans to convert a Madison power plant, the contractor behind the project would sure like to know what the changes entail. The Boldt Co., Appleton, is waiting for clarification on what Walker meant last week when he requested in a letter to the state [...]
By Paul Snyder La Crosse County has more than $20 million in highway work it cannot afford. And unless a bill to repeal a 17-year-old tax limit becomes law, County Administrator Steve O’Malley said, the situation will get worse: The county will have to lay off Highway Department staff members. “Right now, we can only [...]
By Paul Snyder Builders, local officials and school board members are at odds over the value of a bill that would mandate green construction on public projects. But that mixed reaction is not affecting state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, who said Thursday he wants to get his bill to the governor’s desk before [...]