I'm posting this here because it is germane to the subject; not only was I a parishioner in PHX but I was recently a seminarian:
While at Seminary I learned of a certain concrete pour at Virginia that was done incorrectly because of communication problems with the priests in charge and the ever-changing contractors involved and/or architectural firms involved, that had to be redone to the tune of several million dollars.
The SSPX is a sick organization and should be avoided at all costs.
Cost overruns in construction due to many reasons is as common as cats in the kitchen. In a project as big as that Virginia $eminary, I estimate the entire construction will run well over $100,000,000 (one hundred million), and I would expect that they have a performance bond from the contractor. A performance bond is insurance to cover any cost overruns due to the contractors errors.
Judging from what I have seen of other projects, I doubt they had a performance bond. However, this is 200 times bigger than their typical projects. Even I, find it hard to believe that they would not have a performance bond from the contractor.
I have written many times about that new $eminary, it should never have been even contemplated. They could have expanded the Winona seminary living quarters for $5 million nad have been done with it.