This case involves a regional airport in the Northeast that ordered a new runway to be constructed by a large specialty construction firm. The runway, which was constructed out of concrete, had only been in use for two years before the runway surface began to degrade significantly. In order to repair the runway, the airport was forced to close down the runway for an extended period of time. During this time, the airport was forced to reduce the volume of daily flights, which caused it to suffer a loss of revenue. The airport claimed that the construction firm used defective concrete in the construction of the runway, directly contributing to the loss of revenue experienced by the airport during the repair.