A state lawmaker said he was concerned Wisconsin wasn’t getting the best possible deal on a new lease for the State Public Defender’s office in Racine. The state has agreed to pay $950,000 over 10 years for a 5,298-square-foot office ...Read More »
By James Briggs The construction-manager-at-risk project delivery method is facing renewed scrutiny after state approval of a waiver for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The state Building Commission granted the waiver Wednesday for a $76.8 million addition to Camp Randall Stadium ...
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By Jack Zemlicka President Barack Obama‘s proposed executive order that would require contractors disclose political contributions when bidding on federal projects sets an unneeded precedent, Wisconsin building officials say. But those same people acknowledge that the current competitive bid process ...Read More »
By James Briggs The budget problems affecting governments in Wisconsin could lead to the removal of dozens of publicly owned dams during the next few years, a Department of Natural Resources official said. Bill Sturtevant, the state’s dam safety engineer, ...Read More »
By James Briggs The University of Wisconsin System is pushing for a pair of key projects that were snubbed in Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed capital budget, but state lawmakers are waiting for word from Walker’s office on how to proceed. ...Read More »
By James Briggs The new Division of State Facilities administrator is switching seats at the Building Commission table and says he’s glad to be on the nonpartisan side. Gov. Scott Walker has named former Democratic Sen. Jeff Plale to lead ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has added a former Democratic lawmaker who voted against new contracts for state workers to his administration. Former Sen. Jeff Plale of South Milwaukee will serve as Division of State Facilities administrator. ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
Construction of Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Facility, Camp Douglas, Juneau County Architectural firm Fischer-Fischer-Theis Inc., Waukesha, has been awarded a design contract for a new tactical unmanned aircraft system facility to be located in Camp Douglas in Juneau County. Fischer-Fischer-Theis ...
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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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