PRESS RELEASE FROM ALICE TECHNOLOGIES
Menlo Park, Calif -- ALICE Technologies and Kajima Group - one of the oldest and largest construction companies in the world - today announced that Kajima has selected ALICE for use on some of its most critical projects. ALICE Technologies' construction simulation and optimization platform helps general contractors worldwide to leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to plan, bid, and build their large-scale infrastructure and commercial projects more efficiently and with reduced risk.
Kajima has a long history of innovation in the construction industry. For example, it built Japan's first skyscraper, the Kasumigaseki Building. Kajima also built one of the longest suspension bridges in Japan.
Through its use of the ALICE platform, Kajima is once again driving change in the way things are built around the world. With ALICE, Kajima is harnessing AI to create thousands of potential construction schedule options for its projects, a task that is impossible using traditional scheduling tools. Managers can then consider these choices and select the schedule that best matches their business goals for a project. In addition, when Kajima begins construction, it will use ALICE Manage to help it keep projects on time and on budget - and to resequence schedules easily if circumstances change.
"With ALICE, we will reimagine our approach to construction scheduling," said Koji Sugimoto, Managing Executive Officer of Kajima Corporation and Managing Director of Kajima Overseas Asia. "The platform allows us to explore myriad possibilities and to experiment with 'what-if analysis' in a way that we've never been able to do before. Moreover, when we begin construction, it gives us the opportunity to tune our schedule mid-project if necessary to ensure we deliver as promised. Our adoption of ALICE is an example of Kajima's enterprising spirit in action, and we are excited to put this innovative technology to work."
"With ALICE, we will reimagine our approach to construction scheduling,"Managing Executive Officer of Kajima Corporation and Managing Director of Kajima Overseas Asia.
"ALICE is changing the way we think about our work, said Chris Baze, BIM Manager of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, a member of the Kajima family of companies. "The ability to quickly simulate thousands of potential construction schedules and experiment with options in real time to find the optimal construction path is a capability we've never had," he continued. "We believe that from bid to build, ALICE differentiates us from our competition."
"Kajima has a 180 year history of driving change in the construction industry," said ALICE Founder and CEO René Morkos. "With its use of ALICE, it is leading innovation in the sector once again. The ALICE platform brings general contractors remarkable increases in the efficiency of their businesses while simultaneously reducing risk, and we are confident that Kajima will benefit significantly from the advantages that AI will bring."