|Quoting The Miami Herald:|
Subcontractors had to halt work because doors were locked and no one had the key.
A prime contractor had no clue how much nearly a dozen jobs cost -- and ''no clear direction'' on how to proceed on masonry wall, elevator shaft and electrical work.
The construction manager bypassed a qualified low bidder for a paving contract in favor of a business partner whose budget later ballooned by millions.
As Miami International Airport unveiled its gleaming new 1.7 million-square-foot South Terminal last week, passengers could savor the roomier concourses and fresh sheen of the floors.
What wasn't so visible: the discord, delays and errors that helped add hundreds of millions in cost and 2 ½ years to the project's timetable. Planned for a budget of $799 million six years ago, the terminal's tab is now $1.1 billion.
A Miami Herald review of 100,000 pages of correspondence sheds light on how a project conceived on a ''fast track'' became mired in change orders, angry subcontractors and escalating costs.
Full story available at http://www.miamiherald.com/top_stories/story/227219.html.
It's a fascinating read about everything that went (wrong) into the construction of the recently-opened Concourse J.