One of the things I enjoy most about my job as editor of ENR Southeast is the chance to hear from readers - you know, the people actually working in the industry. Whether it's simply a phone call or an in-person meeting, I relish the opportunity to get perspective from industry people.

Of course, one of the ways I receive feedback is reader comments. Such "engagement" is something that ENR Southeast and McGraw-Hill Construction takes pretty seriously. We pushed open the door to reader comments several years ago when we started blogging. 

Blogs continue to be the most popular items for reader comments. But in case you were not aware, ENR Southeast's website now accepts reader comments on almost every story page we produce.

That may sound simple, since most news sites have had this functionality for awhile. However, I'd like to point out that most other news sites aren't covering industry issues the way in which ENR Southeast, and does. Basically, what other news sites are going to provide the latest details on Georgia's latest immigration reform measures, which include a significant change to identifying "independent contractors"? Or, construction details of a major Southeast university project that is seeking to achieve "net zero" status? offers you, the reader, the opportunity to comment and initiate discussion on these significant developments in your industry. Often, the reader discussions are as interesting, or even more so, than the stories themselves.

In short: Keep the comments coming! And don't forget to follow us on Twitter, @SEConstruction, and also over @ENRNews.