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David Miller

Jun 19, 2013

Plan to replace Madison buildings with parking lot raises questions

The vice chairman of the state Building Commission raised questions Wednesday over the estimated cost of a University of Wisconsin plan to knock down two residential buildings in Madison and replace them with a parking lot.

May 2, 2013

The perils of precedent

“Precedent.” That was the cause of concern David Miller, associate vice president of capital planning for the University Wisconsin system, cited last week when asked about the possibility that Wisconsin lawmakers would shift more of the cost of a list of university construction projects onto the UW system’s budget

Mar 7, 2013

UW official: UW lands not at risk of being sold

The governor's latest budget proposal would allow for the sale of state property to help pay down the state's debt, but a University of Wisconsin System official says UW lands aren't likely at risk.

Sep 26, 2012

UW-Parkside feels housing pinch, struggles to get residential renovation money

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is in a housing bind that sets it apart from many other state campuses.

Oct 20, 2011

UW System gets more freedom for projects

Lawmakers are giving the University of Wisconsin System more freedom to build projects using private money but want proof the change works before loosening the collar.

Oct 3, 2011

Planners caught in middle of state Building Commission energy ideologies

Disagreement on the state Building Commission over how firmly to push agencies to include alternative energy sources in new buildings has left project planners stuck between two ideologies.

Sep 28, 2011

Hintz of comedy at the Building Commission meeting

To state officials and industry insiders, state Building Commission meetings can be interesting affairs; but for outsiders, I’m sure they can get a tad stale. Luckily we can always rely […]

Aug 11, 2011

UW waits for delivery on project

By James Briggs The state Building Commission on Thursday placed on hold a request from the University of Wisconsin System to use the construction-manager-at-risk project delivery method. The move could […]

Jun 22, 2011

Budget hawk circles Camp Randall project

By James Briggs A state lawmaker warned the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Wednesday not to exceed the $76.8 million budget for the Badger Performance Center or it will lose his […]

May 19, 2011

Careful where you step on competitive bidding, UW official warns

By Jack Zemlicka The man who would lose control of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s capital planning is warning the state not to step on competitive bidding in the rush to […]

Apr 21, 2011

UW arena raises bidding trend questions

By James Briggs State officials disagree over whether a University of Wisconsin-Madison project that drew bids well beyond the anticipated cost signals the end of the rock-bottom bidding era or […]

Mar 21, 2011

Budget cuts UW System construction money, but offers more control

By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker is giving the University of Wisconsin System about $100 million less than it requested for construction during the next two years. To help make […]


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