Faced with pleas for more money and time, Denver International Airport rejected a major claim by the contracting team then decided to terminate the contract. The concrete issue, according to the Denver Post, led to delays "after testing early in the project showed that the compressive strength in the existing concrete floor on the terminal’s Level 5 — the same level as the main security screening areas — fell short of specifications from the airport’s original construction. That called into question the floor’s ability to bear the load of cranes and other construction activity, and Great Hall (the contractor) halted some work in the affected area, including the lifting of steel beams. Subsequent testing and analysis found the floor was strong enough, however, and construction on that part of the project resumed in the spring."

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