Quick-Set vs. Standard Concrete? Developer Tests Cost Impact with ALICE

A developer determined that it would be able to complete its project 50 days faster using quick-set concrete, decreasing total build time from 176 days to 126 days.

The challenge

One of the largest developers of residential real estate in Kazakhstan was working on construction plans for a 13 story apartment building in the city of Astana. The company wanted to understand the impact on construction time and costs if it were to build using quick-set concrete vs. traditional concrete and enlisted help from ALICE to investigate.

 

The Solution

Typical concrete studies performed by major consultancies and concrete suppliers typically take 3-4 months to perform. With ALICE, this developer was able to complete the study in an afternoon. The company entered plans for its building, along with costs and curing times for both quick-set and traditional concrete, and then analyzed and explored results with ALICE.

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The Results

Via ALICE, the developer determined that it would be able to complete its project 50 days faster using quick-set concrete, decreasing total build time from 176 days to 126 days and enabling the contractor to deploy crews on other projects sooner. And even though the quick-set concrete was more expensive, ALICE calculated that this choice would reduce project costs by 3.5%.

 

About

One of the country’s largest residential real estate developers



Location

Astana, Kazakhstan


Industry

General Building

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