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Despite recent rounds of reform, complaints linger over how long it takes state officials to turn around reviews of commercial-building projects. Now a new legislative committee composed of lawmakers and representatives of the design and construction industries is taking a fresh look at the matter.
A Wisconsin architectural firm can’t be held liable for flawed installation work at a Wisconsin Dells water park because of a state statute limiting when claims over faulty jobs can be brought.
Representatives of the dump-truck industry left a meeting with state lawmakers earlier this month with a sense that they’d probably get some sort of government relief for the ills they say have long plagued their industry.
ON THE LEVEL; Through tough time for unions, Schmitt never lost sight of benefits of collective bargaining
With his father the president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, John Schmitt grew up with an almost inevitable appreciation of the benefits of unions.
Local officials turn to ‘transportation utility’ charges for roads; court challenges stand in their way
With inflation only making the perennial problem of paying for road projects worse, local governments in Wisconsin are turning to a new means of raising revenue.
After 25 years in the dump-truck industry, Ron Lingford decided to sell his six trucks in January and get out for good.
ON THE LEVEL: Stepping into executive director role, Pritzkow makes big plans for Wisconsin Building Trades Council
Emily Pritzkow’s initial acquaintance with the construction industry came while she was working in state Rep. Gordon Hintz’s office, where she was assigned for a time to the state Building […]
With speeding and crashes up since the start of the pandemic, most contractors are reporting that highway construction zones became no safer this past year and might have grown even […]
ON THE LEVEL: At WisDOT, Schwendau tries to come to grips with increase in crashes, deaths since COVID-19
Mike Schwendau’s job in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is to monitor safety on highways and roads, and he doesn’t like what he’s seeing.
Non-union contractors are lining up in opposition to proposed changes to federal prevailing-wage laws that they argue will make public projects more expensive at a time when the U.S. is looking to rebuild much of its infrastructure.
Milwaukee officials are proposing to use $75 million from the city’s next installment of the federal infrastructure bill to maintain city services next year.
Construction spending inched up slowly from February to March as supply shortages and rising materials prices continued to weigh on the industry.
- Corn mill owners plead to federal charges in fatal explosion, will pay $11.25 million
- BUILDING BLOCKS: Second phase of Lower Yahara River Trail construction
- Sky-high mortgage rates leave homes unaffordable for more buyers, sending new home sales tumbling
- Forecast: Economic challenges ahead as rates rise and labor shortages remain
- CBRE opens office on 18th floor of Milwaukee BMO Tower
- Former inmate able to rebuild life through work in construction trades
- Zignego to lead $60M I-894 improvement project
- Minnesota approves giant solar energy project near Minneapolis
- Veterinary center wants to build $13M clinic in Pewaukee
- TOP BIDDERS: The biggest recent winning bids around the state
- OSHA targets silica dust for engineered stone industry
- Biden administration announces $1.4B to improve rail safety and boost capacity in 35 states, including Wisconsin
- First prefabricated bridge in US installed in Eau Claire County
- Illinois developer worked with Wisconsin contractor to build 258-unit Wauwatosa apartment complex
- VJS Construction raises the roof for Bruce Guadalupe Community School expansion project
- Microgrid pilot project will store energy for village affected by outages
- Dane County sees uptick in highway work zone crashes, on track to exceed last year
- The Hop streetcar will debut newest service route in fall with limited service
- FPC Live slims venue proposal to 1 downtown building
- Children’s Hospital urgent care center in Milwaukee gets first round of city approval
- With Sonag Construction shut down, feds move to block indicted owner from collecting leftover assets
- Four contractors selected to build border wall prototypes
- UW-Milwaukee’s Greenstreet shaping minds (and the city)
- Turning the Corner(s) (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)