Contractor Uses ALICE to Create 10.2% Faster Schedule for Airport Expansion Project

With ALICE, the contractor was able to explore crane placement and task sequencing to discover the optimal build schedule.

The challenge

A large Japanese contractor was working to expand a major airport in Asia and came to ALICE looking to boost efficiency and profitability. Could it find a way to tighten its schedule -- originally developed with traditional tools -- and reduce its construction costs for this multi-billion dollar project?

 

The Solution

The roof for the airport extension was attractive, but also complex. With ALICE, the contractor was able to explore crane placement and task sequencing to discover the optimal build schedule.

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The Results

Using ALICE, the contractor developed a new schedule that was 10.2% faster than the original, a change that would yield tens of millions of dollars in cost savings. This new schedule also required less crane time, delivering additional savings for the project.

 

About

This company is one of the five largest general contractors in Japan and provides services in architecture, engineering, and construction. The firm has offices in Asia, Europe and the U.S.


Location

Japan


Industry

Infrastructure; General Building

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17%
Reduction in project duration
14%
Labor cost savings
12%
Equipment cost savings

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