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Madison project prompts delivery debate

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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Obama order weighs political contribution factors

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 ...

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UW System seeks more from state for building projects

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. ...

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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-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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