Wisconsin has a new recipe to increase affordable-housing development thanks to a "cookbook" released in February.
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.
Long known as a liaison between state government and residential contractors, the Wisconsin Builders Association recently had to become an expert at interpreting rules and restrictions related to COVID-19.
As homebuilders continue to work through the COVID-19 outbreak, some fear the virus could snuff out demand for new houses next year – if it hasn’t already.
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.
A new bill would clean up an existing law that, amid confusion, has led some local governments to require contractors to file both paper and electronic copies of building permits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, […]
Proposed revisions to the state’s electrical code won’t apply to one- and two-family dwellings until months after similar changes have taken effect for all other buildings. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and […]
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