"Design decisions should help optimise the value of taxpayers’ investment over the short- and long-term."100+ miles high-speed railway project in the United Kingdom
Like the famous quote from Mike Tyson, "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth," project teams are challenged to determine the best way forward.
One example of technology optimization is the ALICE platform. It helps users address the inevitable variability of construction projects and gives teams the ability to reschedule quickly and efficiently during a job.
The Koula Tower, a 41-story mixed-use tower in Honolulu, is currently under construction. Serving as the general contractor for the project is Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company (HDCC), and they are using ALICE to optimize the project.
James Abeshima, project director at HDCC, said “ALICE was instrumental during pre-construction for Koula tower, helping us to identify the most efficient schedule for the project. But in construction, circumstances inevitably shift during a build. With ALICE, we have the confidence that we can tune our schedule on the fly and manage the unexpected without jeopardizing our schedule and cost targets.”
Now that the infrastructure bill became law, those in the AEC world can celebrate. Should the government mandate AEC firms use technology optimization, companies will be more capable of adapting as needed and keeping projects on budget and on schedule. Such results are sure to satisfy government watchdogs and the public.