Research in Road Alignment Optimization Wins EEPA 2019

Jul 09, 2019

Research in Road Alignment Optimization Wins EEPA 2019

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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!


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