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 »
The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have prevented contractors from inspecting fire and smoke dampeners unless they were first certified in response to misgivings that a legislative panel would most likely have struck the proposal down.Read More »
A proposed rule requiring contractors to earn a certification before inspecting fire and smoke dampeners is headed for further scrutiny following a committee's vote on Friday.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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A bill meant to reduce a backlog of commercial-plan reviews drew a mixed response from construction officials at a public hearing in the state Capitol on Wednesday.Read More »
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 »
Responding to recent complaints about delays in plan reviews, a top state official is calling for changes to standards determining when project plans have to receive official approval.Read More »
As the Department of Safety and Professional Services continues to struggle to work its way through a persistent backlog of request for commercial-plan reviews, new attention has been called to staffing at the regulatory agency.Read More »
State officials are taking steps meant to ease an acute backlog in requested reviews of commercial-construction plans after delays were a common subject of complaint this past building season.
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State lawmakers unanimously confirmed five of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries on Tuesday but took no action on Evers' choice for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.Read More »