The ultimate achievement for any construction company is to be able to report that the project came in on-time and on-budget. Learn the difference between a streamlined procurement method and the delays that can result in infamy.
If profit is the ultimate measure of a construction company, imagine telling your boss that you'd gone over budget by 1990%. Some poor bloke in Canada had to when the Montreal Olympic Stadium went from a forecasted cost of $148, 667,400 to $3,107,148.600 three years later.
Don't forget to check out the world's greatest projects that were budget nightmares.