Build time

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Build time refers to the minimum time it takes build a unit or structure assuming sufficient credits are available.

In most Command & Conquer games credits (or money) are the critical limiting factor to unit production and are thus considered the main resource.

The opposite in true in Tiberian Twilight where units cost no credits at all but has significantly longer build times and limited construction rate making time the critical resource.

Calculation by game

Emperor: Battle for Dune
Every 32 units of build time equals about 1 second of real-time with the game speed set at 4.


Tiberium Wars and Red Alert 3 have set build time for each unit and structure that does not rely on factors other than power usage and is visible in-game.