With this project, the GC was hired to widen eight miles of an interstate highway in the eastern U.S. from four to six lanes, providing motorists with the addition of a managed lane in each direction. The project also included the reconstruction and widening of four bridges along the route. When the contractor engaged ALICE, the work was already underway. The GC hired ALICE to challenge its existing construction schedules and to look for opportunities to recover time that had been lost to project delays.
"We were able to get many variable scenarios that we could analyze. In the end, it became a much more efficient tool for us to use than traditional solutions.”
With ALICE, the contractor was able to compare several of their existing solutions to ones that ALICE created. ALICE enabled the GC to revise and optimize their project plans, bringing their schedule back on track. “We were able to get many variable scenarios that we could analyze,” the contractor explained. “In the end, it became a much more efficient tool for us to use than traditional solutions.”
By challenging its schedules with ALICE and resequencing its plan, the GC was not only able to recover time lost, but also to finish the project ahead of schedule. Doing so created >$25MM in value for the contractor through early completion bonuses and savings on labor and materials. "The results that we received from ALICE were surprising to say the least,” said the contractor. “We anticipated that we would get a little bit of savings by way of time and money. As it turned out, we saved many months on the overall project completion schedule. We now view ALICE as a source of competitive advantage -- our secret weapon."
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