Calls on VA to fire 2 construction managers

March 19, 2015


The chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee is calling for the immediate firing of two top VA construction managers after new estimates for the Aurora VA Hospital show the cost will be $1.73 billion.

The new projected cost is more than $1 billion over budget, and the hospital’s construction has gone through a series of delays and cost overruns. Other projects to build VA medical facilities across the country have also been over budget and behind schedule.

Ron Throupe from the Daniels College of Business weighted in on how the construction process was so badly handled.