The construction of glass-clad structures such the $5 billion J.W. Marriott hotel and condominium project in downtown Las Vegas is being plagued by a host of problems that include the failure of one of the project’s main pillars.
The hotel and condo project has been in the works for more than three decades and has been plagued by numerous design flaws, including a faulty steel reinforcing wall that collapsed and injured a woman on a construction site last year.
The collapse of the steel reinforcement wall, which is required for glass-coated steel structures, is believed to have been caused by a bolt being left inside the concrete floor of the building.
The woman was rushed to the hospital with a severe concussion and has since been released.
The J&L building materials plant has been designed to be glass-based.
The company, based in Chicago, has designed glass-crested glass, glass-fronted glass and glass-filled glass.
In its latest annual report, the company said that of the total costs for glass and composite materials it produced during the first quarter, $3.7 million was spent on materials for glass in the project.
However, the amount of glass material in the glass building is estimated at around 1.6 million square feet.
According to the report, $2,500 was spent for glass assembly, and the rest of the costs were for the assembly of the concrete, concrete slab and concrete floor.
The company said it has invested $1.2 million in a joint venture to manufacture glass-plated glass for the J&P building materials, but it did not provide any details on how much of the money has been spent.
The failure of the reinforcing wall on the reinforced concrete floor caused by the bolt, according to the company, has caused the collapse of a part of the reinforced floor of one room of the J. W. Marriott.
“The J.&P Building Materials building is an important part of our global supply chain,” J&M CEO John Korn said in a statement.
“We have worked hard to ensure our suppliers were aware of and willing to meet our manufacturing standards, which are high quality, and that we took prompt corrective action in accordance with our manufacturing protocols.”
The company did not say how much time the company has been working on repairs and the amount it has spent.
“At this time, we do not have any further information on the cost of repairs or the timeline for these,” Korn wrote in a letter to the investors.