"The challenge is how to price the projects to win them and still generate returns."
But cost is just one of the concerns, now that the project has won final Federal approval.
"If we had included any of these alternatives, the project would have probably won my vote," he said.
The project has also won fans among teachers whose schools have taken part in the program.
The project won quick, though vague, support from French political leaders.
This project has won a prestigious international award, see below.
The project won first place in the 100 to 299 beds category.
Mr. Williams also said the project had won the support of local environmental groups.
The project has won over some who were initially opposed.
The project won Buildings magazine's new construction award in 2004.