Research in Road Alignment Optimization Wins EEPA 2019

Jul 09, 2019

Research in Road Alignment Optimization Wins EEPA 2019


Softree would like to congratulate our research partners, University of British Columbia Okanagan, for the recognition of their work towards Optimal Alignment Design for Road Construction – Using Optimization to Design Safe Roads at Minimal Cost. The team were the winners of the 2019 EURO Excellence in Practice Award (EEPA).

Softree and UBC have had a long-standing collaboration that has led to the creation of Softree Optimal. Using sophisticated mathematical techniques, Softree Optimal automatically determines the best (lowest cost) vertical position of a road (or pipeline, railway etc.). It considers constraints such as grades, curvature, detailed cross-section configuration, and horizontal alignment.

Their award was presented at the closing session of the EURO 2019 Conference in Dublin (Ireland). Congratulations Yves, Warren and team!