Nearly a month after postponing a vote on various University of Wisconsin System projects in response to revelations about hefty reserves, a Republican member of the state Building Commission said he is likely to approve the projects when they come before the commission this month.
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: October 19, 2011
Tags: Building Commission, CMAR, construction manager at risk, Dean Kaufert, Division of State Facilities, DOA, Great Lakes Research Facility, multiple-prime bidding, single-prime bidding, University of Wisconsin System, UW System, Van Wanggaard
The state Building Commission approved two requests for single-prime bidding on construction projects Wednesday as a commission leader stressed a need to solve the state’s project delivery dilemma.
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: 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 [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison campus will remain a part of the University of Wisconsin System under changes to be approved by the Legislature’s budget committee, but it and other campuses will be given new flexibilities, including money for some construction projects. Co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee said before the panel’s meeting Friday [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to break off the Madison campus from the rest of the University of Wisconsin System is dead. UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin said Friday it’s now clear there’s not enough support for the UW-Madison split at this point, though she’s optimistic a similar [...]
By James Briggs Wisconsin’s construction market is on uneven ground right now, where some companies are finding opportunities to grow, while others are standing still or slipping back. Showing promise is The Boldt Co., Appleton, which increased its Madison office space and added two employees of late. The company has secured several major University of [...]
By James Briggs Wisconsin is not reaping enough reward from the billions of dollars it gives to the University of Wisconsin System, a state senator said Thursday. But that, at least in part, is because the state isn’t giving the UW System enough money to generate high-paying jobs, said Kevin Reilly, system president. In a [...]