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.
Published: February 20, 2013
Tags: budget, Jeff Beiriger, project delivery, Scott Walker, single prime, transportation fund, transportation funding
Tucked away in a Wisconsin budget that calls for reducing income taxes by $343 million and spending $6.4 billion on transportation is a proposal that would greatly change the way state construction projects are awarded and managed.
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: November 11, 2011
Tags: ABC, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Building Commission, CMAR, construction manager at risk, Dean Kaufert, Division of State Facilities, John Mielke, multiple prime, project delivery, single prime, University of Wisconsin System, UW System, Van Wanggaard
As a state senator prepares to unveil legislation that dramatically could change how Wisconsin delivers its construction projects, the Building Commission’s vice chairman is calling on a state agency to quickly follow suit.
Published: September 20, 2011
Tags: ABC, AGC, Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin, Badger Performance Center, Building Commission, Camp Randall Stadium, CMAR, construction manager at risk, Jim Boullion, Memorial Union, Memorial Union theater, multiple prime, project delivery, single prime, Steve Arndt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, Van Wanggaard
Fear of losing contract transparency is driving skepticism over a bill that would give the state more freedom to choose how it awards and delivers projects.
By Paul Snyder Subcontractors want guarantees the lowest responsible bid still will win the jobs before the Wisconsin Legislature passes a bill changing delivery methods for state projects. The bill right now does not include those guarantees, leading some subs to argue in favor of the status quo. “The system right now is completely transparent,” [...]
Paul Snyder email@example.com Wisconsin building groups appreciate recommended changes to the state’s project-delivery system. But for now, that is all they agree on. “On one hand, it’s a momentous step forward for the state and the industry,” said John Mielke, vice president of the Associated Builders & Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. “On the other hand, [...]
Published: August 10, 2009
Tags: cellulosic ethanol, disclosure, ethics, identity theft, multiple prime, New North, online, project delivery, single prime, state Building Commission
Wisconsin lawmaker raises opposition to bill for online ethics disclosure Madison (AP) — State Rep. Samantha Kerkman is raising concerns about a bill that would require lawmakers to post their financial disclosure forms on the Internet. The Genoa City Republican said Monday that posting the information online would give too much information to critics who [...]