NEW Course - On Demand

Introduction to Generative Scheduling - ALICE

Construction optioneering for capital projects

Learn how to deliver better project outcomes by leveraging the power of AI + generative construction with this self-paced course.

  5 Hours of Training
  Certificate of Completion
  Perfect for Beginners or Intermediates
  Language: English
  Instructor: Michael Lepage

One-time payment of USD $125

About the Course

Learn a new way to schedule using ALICE Technologies. ALICE is the world's first construction optioneering platform that helps General Contractors to easily create, explore, and update construction schedules that reduce risk while cutting construction costs and build time. This course will teach you how to use this tool alongside Primavera P6. 

Michael Lepage provides a step-by-step overview of: 

  • How generative construction scheduling works and how it differs from the traditional CPM scheduling method
  • How to set up a simple project in ALICE
  • How to leverage ALICE to enable “optioneering” on a project
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Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

Get started with a short 2-minute video that introduces you to the course content and what you can expect. Michael then dives deeper into the key differences between CPM scheduling tools and ALICE, an AI-powered generative scheduling platform, enhancing your understanding. Finally, you will learn how to set up a project in ALICE, including explanations on how to do so. 

  • Exploring a simple ALICE model
  • Understanding recipes in ALICE
  • How to generate schedules with optioneering
  • Optioneering Part 2: exploring additional solutions
  • Crew saturation analysis

Module 2: Building a generative construction model

  • Building a generative construction model
  • Introduction to the Gotham City Watermain Project
  • Opening the starter project and organizing 2D elements
  • Understanding and setting supports
  • Adding 2D work elements to the project
  • Grouping elements in ALICE
  • Making a backup of the project
  • Creating calendars and defining work periods
  • Setting up labor resources
  • Setting up equipment

module 3: building recipes

  • Building the compound setup recipe
  • Assigning the compound setup recipe
  • Building the excavation recipe
  • Introduction to custom properties in ALICE
  • Complete the excavation recipes
  • Building the tunneling recipe
  • Importing recipes from Excel
  • Adding milestones to the project
  • Adjusting the model to meet milestone dates

module 4: creating parametric schedules

  • Parametric models: why our project is not parametric
  • Adding costs to our project in ALICE
  • Revising the tunneling recipe to be parametric
  • Setting up production rates
  • Revising the excavation recipe
  • Setting duration to scale with equipment
  • Oops...fixing mistakes with scenarios
  • Revising the model to allow for 2 TBMs
  • Exploring solutions with 2 TBMs
  • Exporting from ALICE to P6

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"ALICE has allowed us to be more competitive in the bid and more efficient during the project's execution"

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Elie Homsi

Senior Vice President - Parsons