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Information on Wisconsin's Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) for one- and two-family dwellings built since June 1, 1980. Provided by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS).

Courtesy of the non-profit WasteCap Resource Solutions, a directory that will help you locate recycling facilities, haulers, building specialists, and other sustainable resources near your office or project.

As of April 22, 2010, anyone who conducts renovations, repairs, or painting in pre-1978 or child-occupied facilities must get EPA lead certified.  Find out about upcoming courses and view frequently asked questions.

A WBA manual published in 2009 outlining a standard level of building in Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin online building permit system was developed by the Department of Safety & Professional Services to allow municipalities to gain compliance with 2015 Act 211. Building permits for some municipalities can now be requested online through this portal.

In the event of a dispute concerning construction defects after a a construction or remodeling project is completed, the state of Wisconsin has created a step-by-step process which allows contractors the chance to address the complaint before a lawsuit is filed.

The Wisconsin Builders Foundation has compiled an exclusive list of organizations and programs in Wisconsin working to address the labor shortage through apprenticeships, trades education, job center training, and more.