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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 an example of poor estimating. The state’s Building Commission in ...

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State Building Commission under construction (UPDATE)

By James Briggs A state panel that controls more than $1 billion a year in construction money has fewer than half its members in place. The state Building Commission has neither a secretary nor a full roster, creating uncertainty as ...

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UW-Platteville project lands single-prime waiver (UPDATE)

By James Briggs The state Building Commission on Wednesday acknowledged it has lacked consistency in overseeing a state contracting law. But any fix to the panel’s review process will be up to the next governor and Legislature. The commission granted ...

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UW-Madison loses out on Gordon Commons contract request (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder The University of Wisconsin System must follow state contracting laws for UW-Madison’s Gordon Commons project despite arguments that to do so threatens timelines and student safety. Wisconsin law requires state building projects follow a multiple-prime contracting system, ...

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Water school design could exceed construction budget (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan A $50 million budget the state approved for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences may not be enough to pay for the entire project. The project would add a three- or four-story, 125,000-square-foot addition to ...

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Green building bill still draws questions

By Paul Snyder A bill that would mandate green building standards for public projects still faces resistance despite clearing the state Senate and Assembly. The bill‘s sponsor, state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, said Monday he is discussing the ...

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Green building bill worries project owners (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker wants to require public buildings be constructed to green standards despite fears by project owners that the law would bust their project budgets. State Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, has introduced a bill ...

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Sierra Club lawsuit threatens university projects

By Paul Snyder A Sierra Club lawsuit seeking the results of a state review of four campus power plants could be the beginning of a massive drain on the budgets of university building projects. The Sierra Club wants to know ...

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