Or bribe someone on the inside to intentionally mess up. *looks left, looks right* I hear that can be effective......
It would not be inconceivable to pay a hardworking, dishonest person on the inside a few million to intentionally mess up and build say a hotel instead of a power gen. Especially if they are newer and dont have a big attachment to their faction and they dont realize how cheap just a few mil is.
There are very few factions I know of that would execute, or even punish, one of its members for an honest mistake if they seemed really sorry for building the wrong building. The right price to the right person, a lot more effective than just waiting around.