Not sure if this is a bug or a feature.
I'm finding in pre-warp games that resources are quite low, and it takes some juggling to make sure I have what I need. However, a particular problem I've had, which has pretty much wrecked all my pre-warp games so far, is that constructors will set off to build things (e.g., a gas mining station) without first taking all the resources they need to complete the build.
After they arrive I get a message, such as "Construction stalled due to resource shortage: steel".
What's even more bizarre is that I'm not short of steel, and, as far as I know, never have been short of steel.
Edit: I should clarify I'm playing an edited start which has far fewer starting resources, but as far as I can see I still have sufficient resources.
< Message edited by Osito -- 5/27/2013 4:41:24 PM >