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Zoning code updates worry Madison officials

By Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder Madison planners’ attempt to update city zoning without weakening requirements for historic properties has generated confusion and concern. “This seems to be kind of a big to-do about nothing, really,” said Bill Fruhling, Madison ...

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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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Industry hammers possible PSC-ordered labor standards

Wisconsin lawmakers’ move to let the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin determine labor standards on energy projects is drawing heavy criticism from construction industry representatives.

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Subs want bill to kill bid shopping spree

By Paul Snyder Subcontractors searching for state project deliveries perfectly free of bid shopping might have to settle for a good-enough compromise. “Is trying to stop any bid shopping after the general contractor’s bid better than what there is now? ...

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Lawmaker eases green building bill standards (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin lawmaker is easing some of the requirements in his green building bill making its way through the state Capitol. But the changes may not go far enough to gain some municipal groups’ support. State Rep. ...

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State puts design before nursing school approval

By Paul Snyder There’s a catch to the state’s request for architectural/engineering firms interested in designing a university building: The project has not been approved. The Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of State Facilities is accepting consultant questionnaires through Feb. ...

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Subcontractors seek project delivery guarantees

By Paul Snyder Subcontractors want guarantees the lowest responsible bid still will win the jobs before the Wisconsin Legislature passes a bill changing delivery methods for state projects. The bill right now does not include those guarantees, leading some subs ...

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State might tie local support to RFPs

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Companies that propose projects for the state might soon be responsible for drumming up local support to shield Wisconsin Building Commission members from neighborhood backlash. “I think we should look at putting into (requests for proposals) that ...

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