More than a year after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry is faced with unprecedented supply chain disruptions even as the economy at large shows signs of climbing back to where it was before the coronavirus.Read More »
Wisconsin's pace of new home construction and subdivision development dropped in 2019 from the previous year, a sign the state's housing supply is bottoming out amid strong demand last year.Read More »
Contractors well know that governors can shape the regulations their industry is subject to not only by passing legislation but also re-interpreting laws already on the books.
Tagged with: Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Brad Boycks Gov. Tony Evers Josh Kaul lame-duck Mike Fabishak Tom Larson Wisconsin Homebuilders Association Wisconsin Realtors AssociationRead More »
State lawmakers are moving to take up a bill that would make a series of big changes to what restrictions local governments can impose on residential-property developments.Read More »
As early as next week the state Assembly could be taking up a proposal that would eliminate two councils that help state officials both with reviewing complaints made against building inspectors and with drawing up rules used to verify the financial soundness of home builders.Read More »
Beyond being subject to less liability for injuries on construction projects, contractors could see a decrease in their legal expenses should lawmakers adopt a proposal that went before a legislative panel on Thursday.Read More »
A building-code expert is warning that a recent attorney general opinion finding the state can’t enforce a fire-sprinkling rule threatens to undermine other code standards for commercial buildings. Attorney General Brad Schimel, a Republican, released an official opinion on Friday finding that a ...Read More »