“It depends” – two words clients hate to hear from their lawyers. “It depends” is (regretfully) also the answer to the question posed in the headline: “Can a contractor simply walk off a job?”Read More »
More efficient payments today; more efficient supply chains tomorrow
The pandemic accelerated the digitization of B2B payments.
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Wisconsin cities try to curb dangerous driving on urban highways
At least 397 people have died on Wisconsin’s roads and highways in 2022 as of Sept. 11, according to preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. That’s more than the 388 fatalities logged at that point in 2021, which was the deadliest year on Wisconsin’s roads since 2017.
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PLAs on projects good news for Wisconsin
Late last week, John Mielke, president of ABC Wisconsin, submitted commentary lamenting items he felt weren’t mentioned by President Biden while visiting Wisconsin to discuss the billions in bipartisan infrastructure funding that is headed our way.
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3D printing and foam: Organizations make homes more sustainable
Amid global climate change and a chronic shortage of affordable housing, construction companies and nonprofits are taking innovative steps to make homes more energy efficient.
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Wisconsin Building Trades Council endorses Evers for governor
The Wisconsin Building Trades Council is endorsing Gov. Tony Evers in his bid for re-election.
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Companies combine to design zero-carbon building material
Global design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has partnered with Prometheus Materials, a maker of zero-carbon building materials, to design and produce microalgae-based bricks and bio-concrete.
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It’s going to be a hot one — be prepared
The weather in the Midwest is expected to get into the low to mid-90s this week, with heat indices even higher.Read More »
Inflation, the elephant in your next construction dispute or contract negotiation
Inflation is hitting the country hard. Consider this: $1 million in January 2020 has the same buying power as over $1.7 million today, according to the Consumer Price Index Inflation Calculator.
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3-WIRE OR 4-WIRE?: Dryer and cooking unit circuits
In past code cycles, changes were made to branch circuits that serve dryers and cooking units. Some older rules effected dryer and range branch circuits, including air conditioning condensing units, where type SE cable with aluminum conductors was the preferred wiring method. All that can present challenges to electricians and service technicians that are unaware of the background of these circuits and may require different applications and remedies required while working on these types of existing circuits today.
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