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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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.
Tagged with: Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin Inc. Clean Energy Jobs Act Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Administration Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development WPPI EnergyRead More »
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? ...Read More »
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. ...
Tagged with: Assembly Committee on Jobs bill Green Globes League of Wisconsin Municipalities LEED Molepske Risser Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations U.S. Green Building Council USGBC Wisconsin Department of Administration WitynskiRead More »
By Paul Snyder Veterans of the annexation battles between towns and municipalities are split over a bill that would define the rules of engagement. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Andy Jorgenson, D-Fort Atkinson, would prevent cities and villages from ...Read More »
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. ...Read More »
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 ...
Tagged with: bill construction manager at risk Division of State Facilities H&H Industries Helbach Hintz multiple prime preference project delivery Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations single prime state Building Commission subcontractor University of Wisconsin System Wisconsin Department of AdministrationRead More »
Paul Snyder email@example.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 ...Read More »
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org The state is gambling $200,000 of its building trust fund money that an oral health study will lead to a construction project. “No one’s opposed to rural dentistry,” said state Sen. Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, a member of ...Read More »