Denver International Airport (DIA) officials, according to The Denver Post, have yet to agree with joint venture contractor Great Hall Partners on the extra costs and new schedule necessitated by the discovery of weak concrete during the $650 million Jeppesen Terminal renovation despite previous statements that it would have a resolution by this spring. A DIA spokesman told The Post that it now expects negotiations around the alleged defect to conclude this summer. Great Hall, which includes Ferrovial Airports, Saunders Construction and JLC Infrastructure, indicated in a December report that it had come across areas of concrete with a lower compressive strength than specified in its $1.8 billion public-private partnership agreement with the airport. This has helped contribute to a more than 20-month estimated delay for completion, up 10 months from Great Hall’s December forecast. Work is still ongoing at the terminal, including in the areas where the weak concrete was found. In the December report, Great Hall said the concrete issue had slowed certain phases of work, including steel erection. The project reportedly has a $120 million contingency fund, but there is no indication yet that the airport will approve tapping that cash to pay for extra costs related to the concrete READ HERE
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