Published: May 15, 2013
Tags: ABC, AIA, Amcon Design and Construction, American Institute of Architects, Art Dahlberg, building code, commercial building, commercial building code, DNS, international building code, John Mielke, Terry Moulton
Advocates of a uniform code for commercial buildings are developing a compromise they concede would remove much of the uniformity from their proposal.
Published: May 10, 2013
Tags: Abe Degnan, AGC, Daniel LeMahieu, Department of Safety and Professional Services, John Mielke, licensing
The potential merger of the state’s main licensing agency and consumer protection department could fulfill remodeling contractor Abe Degnan’s wish to no longer serve two masters.
Published: March 1, 2013
Tags: Davis-Bacon, John Mielke, prevailing wage
Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws should be changed so projects covered by the federal Davis-Bacon Act also would not be subject to the state’s standards.
Published: February 20, 2013
Tags: ABC, AGC, Carmen Fosick, Elmstar Electric, Jeff Beiriger, Jim Boullion, John Mielke, multiple prime, project delivery, Scott Walker, single prime, Specialty Contractors of Wisconsin
Carmen Fosick says her electrical company often is among the multiple contractors that now contract directly with the state on its construction projects.
Published: February 19, 2013
Tags: ABC, AGC, Building Commission, Gordon Hintz, Jim Boullion, John Mielke, project delivery, single prime
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: January 25, 2013
Tags: ABC, John Mielke, leadership
People began sending me advice about how to make the transition shortly after the announcement that I had been promoted to president of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin.
Published: October 11, 2012
Tags: ABC, AGC, Jim Boullion, John Mielke, Mitt Romney, Obama, Operating Engineers Local 139, Terry McGowan
The construction industry covers a broad swath of the economy, with hundreds of specialties in residential, commercial and building material supply.
Published: September 17, 2012
Tags: ABC, Associated Builders and Contractors, John Mielke, Reesman's Excavating & Grading, Steve Stone
Steve Stone, who has led the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin since 1985, announced Monday he will step down at the end of the year. Vice President John Mielke will replace him.
Published: August 24, 2012
Tags: John Mielke
Most boardrooms, union halls and families include people who can be frustratingly opinionated. They engage in virtual policy debates for which no votes are counted, and the only result might be a change of opinion. To them, political issues are crystal clear.
Published: July 6, 2012
Tags: ABC, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, John Mielke
When it comes to campaign finance reform, liberals largely are wrong and conservatives only offer a partial and shaky response.
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