Court ruling may lead to more destructive testing on unfinished Harmon Tower in Las Vegas

A Clark County, Nevada district court judge ruled that the unfinished Harmon Hotel at CityCenter, operated and half-owned by MGM Resorts, could not use extrapolation when requesting damages at a possible trial.

August 02, 2012

A Clark County, Nevada district court judge ruled that the unfinished Harmon Hotel at CityCenter, operated and half-owned by MGM Resorts, could not use extrapolation when requesting damages at a possible trial.

Extrapolation is a statistical technique that uses samples to predict how pervasive defects are throughout a building. As a result, MGM Resorts engineers might conduct more destructive testing—knocking off finished concrete to see any steel reinforcement bars inside.

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