24 of the world's most eye-wateringly over budget projects

Sophia Rostron   |   September 2, 2015

The ultimate achievement for any construction company is to be able to report that the project came in on-time and on-budget. Learn the difference between a streamlined procurement method and the delays that can result in infamy. 

If profit is the ultimate measure of a construction company, imagine telling your boss that you'd gone over budget by 1990%. Some poor bloke in Canada had to when the Montreal Olympic Stadium went from a forecasted cost of $148, 667,400 to $3,107,148.600 three years later. 

Don't forget to check out the world's greatest projects that were budget nightmares. 


Sophia Rostron
As the Content editor at Felix (formerly PlantMiner), Sophia works behind the scenes to keep our blog machine in motion. A student of Law and Business, she's very dependent on coffee and loves any excuse to travel.

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