Luckily, there are solutions that can help calculate next steps to right a project and keep it moving. ALICE is a parametric solution: it changes the entire project timeline in response to altered inputs, mapping out the way for project completion. That’s how ALICE has saved its customers tens of millions of dollars in liquidated damages - by calculating the optimal mix of crews to achieve project goals.
Here’s a prime example: on a recent road project, inputs from the bid schedule were fed into ALICE, which showed the project was exposed to a 120 day delay. That would have cost $12M in liquidated damages! ALICE was able to show them the optimal mix of crews to achieve the project's goals.
The best-case scenario for both contractors and owners is for the project to stay as close to the original schedule as possible. The original schedule should be realistic, allowing for those inevitable setbacks. Finally, the project team should be ready to set things back on track when things go awry. ALICE can help show the way, from bidding and preconstruction, through to the successful finish of a project.