I have some question about this:
At a time of tremendous financial pressure for the university and its students, campus leaders bought some of the flashiest classroom, conference room and office equipment available. The Next Generation Technology Project -- built mostly by San Jose-based Cisco Systems, a major university donor -- boasts thousands of videophones costing nearly $400 each, two-way conferencing to beam in experts on giant screens, and systems to record, transcribe and broadcast lectures.
How is a "project" built? A project is an activity (doing something) and cannot be "built". Could the example be an usage error?