Most likely, many readers of ENR Southeast don't participate in Twitter. Which is understandable. I certainly had my hesitations as well. Being a media type, though, I was bound to join Twitter sooner or later.

Today, @SEConstruction is closing in on 4,000 followers. Which is not bad, I guess, from what I'm told. 

In the time I've been tweeting, I've found quite a few A/E/C firms, and more seem to join in on a regular basis. Some of these include companies such as Skanska USABlack&VeatchBRPHBarton MalowValleyCrestCH2MHillPerkins+Will and SchenkelShultz, among others.

Just about every industry association and governmental entity you can think of are there, too -- along with some you probably hadn't -- such as ABC's Florida Gulf Coast chapterAGC of Greater FloridaAGC of America, the American Subcontractors Association, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the USGBC, for example.

Even projects are on Twitter, such as the Atlanta BeltLine. (And I would be remiss if I didn't pass along a heads-up to one of the funnier construction-related Twitter users I've yet seen, a ready-mix concrete plant dispatcher who goes by the handle of @RediMixDispatch.)

If you're curious, here's a recent sampling of my tweets, just to show the type of information we're passing along. (Before you dig in, here's a quick translation of some of the Twitter-speak below. First, the designation of "RT" indicates a "retweet," which means I saw someone else's tweet that I thought was interesting and decided to pass it along. By placing "RT" in the front of the original tweet and then the name of the Twitter account that originally posted it, I'm giving them credit, and highlighting that person to my own followers.)

The rest should be pretty straightforward. Again, this is just a sampling of the type of items you might see if you decided to jump aboard Twitter and follow along. (Some of this information you'll find on, or on, and some of it is found from other sources.)

RT @ENRnews: Special report on diversity: Is construction opening its doors wide enough to let everybody in?

RT @PlattsPower: Duke, Progress #Energy agree to settle merger-related shareholder suits. See Platts story:

RT @JaxStrong: USACE awards $32.4M contract for C44 Reservoir/Stormwater Treatment Area, #Everglades restoration:

With expansion ongoing, Port of Miami is poised to create thousands of jobs.

Our profile of #HarryPotter's contractor; I've seen Hogwarts up close - nice work!

RT @SkanskaUSA: Carolina on your mind? Here's a live view of our Hunt Library project at NC State:

13 firms apply to design replacement for historic dorm at University of #Georgia.

Florida toll bridge on verge of default looks to restructure $115M debt.

Miami materials supplier facing $50M settlement sues German manufacturer of Chinese drywall.

RT Mmm mmm good? @ConstructionNY: Campbell Soup To Invest $30M for New Innovation Center in Norwalk

RT @JayRickey: Morris, Manning & Martin Reverses Course, Signs Lease to Stay, Grow at Atlanta Financial Center

Of course, this blog post wouldn't be complete without an invitation to follow ENR Southeast on Twitter, at @SEConstruction. Also, feel free to follow @ENRNews for national, and international, construction news.