Rogers-O’Brien implemented COMMAND Center on a 16-story, 300,000 square foot mixed-use project. By using COMMAND Center to determine when concrete achieved necessary strength and to reduce test cylinders, the team saved one day of construction schedule per floor, for a total savings of 16 days.
Rogers-O’Brien’s focus on client service led them to seek ways to accelerate project schedules while controlling costs. To complete projects faster—and thus save money—they decided to use COMMAND Center to quickly determine when their pours had reached the necessary strength level. Rogers-O’Brien implemented the system on The Whitley, a 16-story, 300,000 square foot mixed-use project in Austin.
Early in the project, Rogers-O’Brien used the COMMAND Center system in tandem with the traditional approach of cylinder breaks to double-check their accuracy. But according to Michael Jackson, Assistant Project Manager for Rogers-O’Brien in Austin, COMMAND Center proved so consistently reliable that, after the first few pours, they were able to greatly reduce the number of cylinders they poured and tested.
Using fewer cylinders reduced laboratory fees and further accelerated the schedule. As Jackson explains, COMMAND Center “takes the guesswork out of it, and the financial responsibility burden off the contractor to specify how many cylinders to pour or test.”
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