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Denver airport chief takes blame for $1.8B Great Hall P3 debacle

In previous statements, Day put the majority of the blame for delays and rising costs on Great Hall Partners. Airport officials did not respond to Construction Dive’s request for comments.

The trouble between Great Hall and the airport heated up last year when the contractor determined that the concrete in the existing terminal was weaker than preconstruction tests indicated. The airport hired an independent consultant to conduct additional tests, which indicated that the terminal concrete presented no safety issues but did detect traces of a condition known as alkali-silica reaction (ASR), which causes concrete to swell, crack and weaken.

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