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Jan 25, 2022

Senate advances bill waiving proof of prior work requirement for state bids

Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill that would waive a rule that prevents contractors from bidding on state construction projects unless they have a job that's at least half as big already under their belts.

Oct 28, 2021

Bill to provide apprenticeship tuition tax break heads to Evers’ desk

A bill that would provide a tax break for apprenticeship tuition earned the support of the state Senate and Assembly this week and is now on its way to Gov. Tony Evers' desk.

Mar 3, 2021

Groups file formal objection to Madison’s bird ordinance

A group of construction and development trade groups filed a formal objection on Wednesday to rules the city of Madison enacted last summer to require that new high-rise buildings have features to protect birds.

Aug 4, 2020

Trades groups answer contractors’ questions about mask mandate

The definition of indoors and outdoors becomes a bit less clear when you’re a contractor working on a job site. And that distinction is perhaps more important than ever now that Wisconsin has a statewide mask mandate in effect.

May 11, 2020

Panel vote means more scrutiny for rule calling for fire-inspection credentials

A proposed rule requiring contractors to earn a certification before inspecting fire and smoke dampeners is headed for further scrutiny following a committee's vote on Friday.

Apr 24, 2020

OUR INDUSTRY: Giving Wisconsin an example of ‘safe at work’

Wisconsin has fresh hope for an eventual “return to normal” with the most-recently issued emergency order to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but the “new normal” may temporarily look a little different.

Feb 24, 2020

Family, friends, colleagues share fond memories of Dan Zignego

Dan Zignego took his faith, his family and his work seriously. The longtime executive at the Waukesha roadbuilder Zignego Co. saw himself as a steward of the family business, acting as a mentor to others who would succeed him in running it. He was active in church, helping organize mission trips to Africa. And he was a die-hard deer hunter, making near-weekly trips to the family's hunting grounds [...]

Jan 15, 2020

DSPS policy changes meant to reduce plan review delays

State officials are taking steps meant to ease an acute backlog in requested reviews of commercial-construction plans after delays were a common subject of complaint this past building season.

Sep 4, 2019

TRAINING DAY: Groups take various approaches to combating worker shortage

Construction groups at the forefront of combating Wisconsin's labor shortage are seeing little sign of it letting up.

Nov 30, 2018

ABC of Wisconsin breaks membership record in 2018

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin set an all-time membership record in 2018, having nearly 900 contractors and industry professionals joining or renewing their memberships.

Oct 26, 2018

October is careers-in-construction month

For recent high-school graduates, individuals interested in changing professions and those seeking a second chance at the American dream, there is no better time to join the construction industry.

Oct 15, 2018

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ABC’s defense of Gov. Walker falls flat

A recent letter to the editor from John Mielke of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin made the argument that Gov. Scott Walker has been the biggest cheerleader for apprenticeship throughout Wisconsin, and he closes his piece by claiming “we should not distort reality.”

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