Deconstructing a $1 Billion Disaster

Written by Shelley Armato

The Harmon Hotel started as a grand plan for a non-gaming boutique hotel, spa center, and upscale resort in Las Vegas, but flaws in the design led to the building being cut in half – literally, from 49 stories to 28 – and eventually scrapped and demolished prior to completion.

The design issues and lack of communication, combined with budget cuts and time constraints, brought about the Harmon Hotel’s demise, but it didn’t have to be this way. The implementation of a project scheduling, costing, reporting, and management technology has a powerful impact on the timeliness, cost, and completion of any construction project.

This case study confirms that with the appropriate use of online collaboration and project management technology such as MySmartPlans, communication within the architecture, engineering, and construction industry can be vastly improved and construction can be completed on-time, within budget, and most importantly, nearly error-free.

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