The head of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, an agency charged with reviewing commercial-building plans and issuing various trades licenses, is stepping down.Read More »
A bill circulating in the state Legislature aims to keep a months-long backlog in commercial plan reviews from reemerging by reviving changes to the review process that lawmakers had proposed last year.Read More »
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services released a report Wednesday touting progress it has made in addressing a backlog of plan reviews that left contractors waiting months for the agency to sign off on construction projects.Read More »
As contractors know, in Wisconsin most commercial building plans must be reviewed by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Standards, or to a delegated local unit of government.Read More »
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services is resuming in-person trades exams after putting them off this spring in response to the coronavirus outbreak.Read More »
Even as COVID-19 has led to school closings, event cancellations and other social-distancing measures, Wisconsin's construction industry has largely made no plans to stop work – at least fornow.
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Lawmakers are moving quickly to advance a bill meant to ease a backlog of requests for reviews commercial-construction plans before this year's short legislative session runs out.Read More »