Various county officials are calling for a change to Wisconsin's bidding rules to allow design-build contractors to compete for more work — a tweak they say could save taxpayers money.Read More »
If the state of Wisconsin was considering legislation to spend its scarce transportation dollars to pay contractors to build projects “without having to face any competition” in infrastructure “beauty contests” that only reward out-of-state “industry giants,” as described by The Daily Reporter in a recent editorial, then the state’s taxpayers should be very alarmed.Read More »
A proposal to let the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and local governments use project-delivery methods other than design-bid-build has given rise to an unusual alignment between two groups that are otherwise usually at odds with each other.Read More »
A group of Republican legislators are circulating a bill that would impose sweeping reforms on the state Department of Transportation.Read More »
“Builder” is derived from the Old English word “byldan,” meaning dwelling. For millennia, builders provided shelter from the elements. But as mankind multiplied and prospered, buildings came to provide benefits extending far beyond the shelter needed for survival. Man-made structures, taking in everything from European cathedrals to the Great Wall of China, came to stand among the world's wonders.
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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.Read More »
By Brian Johnson Dolan Media Minneapolis — Minnesota Department of Transportation officials experienced sticker shock when they opened bids for the long-anticipated U.S. Highway 14 project in the North Mankato area. The apparent low bid for the design-build project, which ...
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