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Tag Archives: Bob DuPont

State inches closer to international building code (access required)

By Marie Rohde Wisconsin is on the verge of adopting the 2009 international building code, leaving some to wonder why the state took so long to embrace the construction standards. “It is way wrong that we have not adopted the ...

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Commerce Department starts shifting divisions

By James Briggs Plans are under way to move the regulatory divisions of the state Department of Commerce to a new home, even though the transition lacks final approval from the Legislature and governor. The Legislature has passed Gov. Scott ...

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Code makers struggle with sustainability

The development and practice of sustainable building techniques are pressuring municipalities to keep pace with updating building codes to accommodate the changes. Ann Beier, director of Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental Sustainability, said most of the city’s commercial building code is ...

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