Construction Tweets of the Week for the Week Ending October 12, 2013

1.  Now that North Carolina lawmakers have embraced public-private partnerships as a project delivery option for public works, what size projects might we see developed via P3?  Well, if the $4.8 billion (yes, that’s billion, with a “b”) expansion of I-35E in Texas is any indication, the sky’s the limit.  Here’s AGC SmartBrief editor Jennifer Hicks’ tweet about the big news from the Lone Star State:

2.  ENR’s Tom Ichniowski tweeted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of a construction case likely to determine the enforceability of forum selection clauses in construction contracts (and, by extension, affect the application of state statutes, like N.C. Gen. Stat. § 22B-2, barring forum selection clauses as against public policy):

3.  Triangle Business Journal announced the development of a new hotel property near N.C. State, one of a growing number of hospitality developments in the Triangle:

4.  Seattle public procurement consultant Mike Purdy tweeted about how the still-unresolved partial shutdown of the federal government (really? really?) is impacting federal bid protests:

5.  I have it on good authority that consultant Jason Ulmenstine nominated this project for the Excellence in Urban Planning Hall of Fame:

Happy tweeting!

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