Understaffing leads to cost overruns -- David Devereaux-Weber

Understaffing leads to cost overruns -- David Devereaux-Weber

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State Sen. Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, has spent his 20-year legislative career exploiting resentment of the University of Wisconsin System. Sen. Nass’ recent press release criticizes cost overruns for buildings under construction at UW-Madison.

Before I retired, I spent 23 years at UW-Madison. When I was there, management of UW building projects was done by the Wisconsin Division of Facilities Development and Management. This division was underfunded, and on multiple occasions I had long discussions with their engineers when we would bump into each other doing our grocery shopping at 10:30 at night.

If more people were planning and managing projects there, they would have had more time to coordinate with departments, architects and contractors and could do a better job of managing projects.

David Devereaux-Weber, Madison

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