Sample Products
We have completed hundreds of different projects for clients in USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Following are some of the software that we developed for our own and commercial use:

Optimum Road Design Model (ORDM)

ORDM is one of our flagship software developed at our sister research organization (IRAD). We are proud to present this revolutionary road design software here. You can also download a demo version here by following this link.

Although, there is a whole range of software available in the commercial market with varying approaches and methods, Optimum Road Design Model (ORDM) is found by many Road Experts to be most suitable for optimum design of both hills and plain terrain. In fact, ORDM is the result of an on-going long-time research carried out since more than two decades in the hilly terrain situations of Russia, Syria, Bhutan, and Nepal. Most of the simulations carried out in optimizing the 3D based road design are also run by the dynamic theories of optimizations. Experiments carried-out on these aspects show that there could a reduction of total project costs varying from 10% to 30% depending upon complexity of road parameters involved. In fact, ORDM is the first of this kind in the context of 3D optimization of plan, profile, and X-section through minimization of the objective function of different road costs resulted after an assessment of environment, geology, hydrology, construction costs, maintenance costs, user’s costs and other costs consisting of the total transportation costs. Several typical examples on hill road projects have been tested successfully while confirming the advantages of the model-ORDM, which is the outcome of extensive research works that have been carried-out in the diversified socio-economic and terrain situations of different countries.

ORDM has an instant cross-sectioning facility that gives an idea of the change level of optimum points once the tentatively designed formation levels on the road profile are determined. Vertical design is carried out based on the landscape theory. The design combination of horizontal and vertical alignment configurations ensures best vehicle performance on the road. The designer will be free to select the best possible combination of road geometry between the horizontal and vertical alignments for ensuring the road safety. ORDM system has an excellent facility for graphic view, which permits dynamic link between the various stages of the road design. The road optimization can be implemented once a tentative road alignment is designed initially by using the adequate values of the intersection points (IP), circular, and the transition curves in the topography maps (DTM). The computer-based model is then used to improve the initial design in several iteration processes. The initial road alignment is moved towards the optimum points that will be determined by using the design criteria. With this model, the construction cost including costs of various items like earthwork, structures, and the road pavement can also be optimized during the design phase.

GIS facility has now become popular among many planners including road planners. In this context, ORDM also provides an Engineering GIS facility to store and retrieve the geo-technical and other information stored in the attribute table on location-wise basis. Thus the designer can alter the design result as per his/her field observations and experience depending upon the topography, geology, hydrology, and environmental factors. For hilly roads, retaining/breast wall can be provided for the required section while balancing the earthwork. ORDM also has a full capability of generating the output design drawings of alignments including cross-sections as per the specific needs. Earthwork quantity will be made available in EXCEL format. ORDM generates setting out data with various parameters of horizontal curves to provide a flexible option for transferring the design drawing into the ground in relation with the Benchmarks.

Simple CMS (sCMS)
Simple CMS enables you to build not only simple Web sites but also run powerful online portals. Many aspects of its ease-of-use and extensibility of additional features on demand are the advantages of using sCMS. It is a light weight system and can be easily deployed for any content managing and publishing needs. Simple CMS enables you to build websites faster and you don't even need to have any technical knowledge to operate and manage your site.

sCMS simply lets you take control of your online content, now you can run web sites exactly how you want them to be. Simple CMS is based on open source PHP and MySQL technologies that allow it to be installed on most web hosts on a relatively small budget.

Economic Analysis Module (EAM)
EAM is developed for the purpose of conducting economic analysis of determining the Net present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return, (IRR) and the Cost Benefit Ration, etc.

Another objective of the Economic Analysis Module (EAM) is also to provide a wide range of options to carry the tasks of determining various components of Vehicle Operating Costs (VOC) and the economic analysis of determining Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR). Apart from this, it will also simplify the complicated calculation in determining various components of economic analysis, which are significant in conducting the feasibility study of any project. The conventional way of evaluating the road project through subjective method seems to be insufficient. The use of general version of HDM-IV is complex in determining various components of user’s cost. EAM has been customized by considering the local rates of different items essential to determine the various aspects of users cost in Nepal, which has a possibility to change in the course of time. Thus the operating system of EAM provides an option so that these changes can be calibrated into the empirical relations on each component of the user’s cost. In addition, instant help files and tutorial examples are also prepared in order to provide the guideline and self-learning tips in all stages of the operational aspects of EAM. EAM has a facility to generate the output result in MS Excel including the graphic relations between the VOC and different significant parameters such as curvature, rise and fall, roughness and the width of the road. The operating system of EAM facilitates the conversion of graphic chart, output data, and the output report, into MS Excel or MS Word, for the ease of the road planner.

Business Plan
A Business Plan Module (BPM) is developed with a view to handle the Business Plan of Roads and Airports on the basis of considering the short-term, mid-term and long-term business plans of these organizations. Several forecasting models of air-traffic, road traffic, revenue and expenditure have been incorporated in the Business Plan Module. Finally the balanced-sheets of each five years are also developed on the basis of determining the Financial Analysis of the entire Business considered. This Module can be used by many Institutions with some modifications in the input data systems.

Visual CMS (VCMS)
VCMS is built over a simple concept of “What you see is what you get”, it literally lets you publish and edit the content of your site as it was in real live environment form the Administration area. The system is based on Microsoft .Net technology with MS SQL backend database which enables it to with stand the constraints of open source technologies. VCMS lets you easily deploy powerful Ecommerce solutions for mid to large scale businesses.

IT keeps track of every piece of content on your website along with the advantage of powerful ecommerce deployment facility with only mouse clicks away. Major advantage of using a VCMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS model manages all your content, you don't have to.

Optimum Terrain Model (OTM)
OTM is developed with a view to create Optimum Triangular Irregular Network (TIN) which could provide accurate results on the generation of ground surface. Generally, TIN data created by Delaunay Triangulation Method (as found in many systems including: Land Development, CREDO, and others, etc) can be further optimized to increase the accuracy of TIN surface by making them closer to equilateral. Practical experiments carried on OTM show that there could be 5 to 15 % increase in the accuracy of TIN surface data which will enhance the quality of engineering planning and design in general.

The TIN surface enhancing process can also be carried-out in a separate working window on the basis of capturing the TIN data on area-wise basis. This is a unique way of this kind to enable the user with alternative option to edit TIN surface by generating contours instantly without updating or mixing the edited TIN surface to the main TIN surface data. The process of building TIN surface is governed by the Geo-Sloping procedure which has automatic operating steps to build a reliable terrain surface. Thus user can assess the result before updating the TIN data to the main TIN surface.

Effective editing facilities of TIN are also developed to enhance the accuracy and the reliability of TIN surface which can minimize the quantity variation between the design and construction phases. The procedure of developing an accurate TIN data for digitized contour data or randomly measured elevation points can be carried-out successfully by OTM that involves different tasks which can be listed as below:

  • Development of Triangular Irregular Network (TIN)
  • Optimization of TIN models
  • Editing of TIN model by break lines
  • Editing of TIN models by points (IDW Method)
  • Estimation of additional points by Geo-Sloping methods
  • Generation and editing the break line contours
  • Verification the contours by section’s view
  • Repeating the procedures as before
  • Generation TIN surface data into sub-project files


Retaining Walls Module (RWM)
RWM has been developed with a view to use the system in relation with ORDM. It can also be used as an independent system for airports, hydro-power, irrigation and other river training projects. Based on the experiences of hill road design, it is felt that the design of any bearing structure/wall should be linked directly with the DTM or with the design surface to simplify the time consuming tasks of data entry on section to section basis. Specially, the hill road design requires the designs of retaining walls, so this module can be of great help to the hill road designer. Thus, this design module does not require such additional data entry so this system has a number of functions required for conducting the design of Retaining Walls. RWM has a complete facility of considering different types of walls which could be constructed in roads, canals and river training works. The output drawings of RWM are also compatible to DXF format of AutoCAD and output results are in text formats of Excel.

Slope Stability Analysis (SSA)
SSA has been developed with a view to use the system in relation with ORDM. But it can also be used independently as separate module. This module is linked with DTM so that the ground section data could be extracted instantly. The input data can be also loaded as DXF file as section data. Other type of text data can also be entered as per the requirement of users. Any number of geological layers can be considered to supply the soil properties as per the need of the slope stability analysis. Different methods are considered to conduct the tasks of slope stability analysis.

The task of proper management of roadside slope is considered to be of vital importance. Once the road corridor in hill road project is determined by conducting the environmental hazard assessment, the slope stability analysis on section to section basis can be carried-out by using the Slope Ascend Method of Slope Stability Analysis. The Slope Ascend Method is based on the use of topography surface in which the user can build a geological map including the preparation of geological data inventory along the depth of the ground surface. The different geological and hydrological parameters essential for slope stability analysis can also be stored on boundary to boundary basis through this system. SSA software can also extract the ground points of cross-sections and longitudinal sections on which the Slope Ascend Method should be applied to determine the factor of safety of each cross-section along the whole road corridor. Most of the critical zones of the hill rods require the detail analysis of the Slope Stability on the Road Sections of the embankment and excavation as well. SSA is compatible to ORDM for conducting such stability analysis for which the input data could be imported either from the road section or from the ground surface of the digital terrain model. One can also import the input data from DXF file of AutoCAD software.

Over-head Transmission Line (OTL_CAD)
OTL_CAD is developed with complete facilities to create drawings of plan, profile and overhead transmission lines as per the standard practice required. Output of contours, plan, and profile can also be generated in DXF formats of AutoCAD. The task of planning, designing and the construction of the transmission line project work on hilly terrain needs an assessment of several geo-technical and socioeconomic factors that can help to decide the engineering designs including alignment, structures, and other stability measures required. Since the construction of transmission line in hilly region is not only complex, but also very expensive, it should be approached creatively and innovatively using fully established methodologies and techniques, which are project-specific, realistic, and cost-effective. The selection of optimum transmission line with rational plan of horizontal alignment, optimum designs of vertical profile with the most economic tower heights, and span lengths should be carried out by considering construction cost, maintenance cost, and the environmental cost.

In this context, the methods based on Operation Research are applicable for optimization purposes that can ensure the process of searching the better result through step by step or by dynamic concepts widely followed in such tasks. In optimizing the total costs, which includes construction cost, maintenance cost, and environmental, each cost has to be examined on a case-by-case basis in each phase throughout the project cycle. As a matter of fact, the construction cost can be optimized during the design phase, which includes the cost of various items like cost of foundation, cost of tower, cost of conductor, and other engineering measures that might be considered for stability purposes. The proposed model for transmission line plan and design has all the facilities as described above so that this system can really reduce the total costs. In addition, many significant aspects are also in OTL_CAD. These vital aspects are below:

  • Optimization in the design of the L-section of the transmission line by using the cost criteria that could be developed depending upon the type and depth of foundation, span length of the conductor, cost of tower with variation of tower height, and other factors.
  • Optimization in the design of the horizontal alignment by changing the location of the tower points on the basis of the design iteration of the L-section of the transmission line as carried one after another.
  • The tentative costs for the protection wall that might be essential to protect the foundation of the towers should be considered by the objective functions that could be established for optimization process in general.
  • Step by step improvement of the design of horizontal and vertical alignments of the transmission line by searching the alignment with minimum project costs on the basis of satisfying all necessary design norms and specifications as required for various types of transmission lines.
  • The general data on the cost components of several projects on the transmission line will be used to establish the graphical /empirical dependents between the different parameters of transmission lines with cost factors. Actual project data on cost aspects of any agency will be compiled, which should be utilized to build the functions for optimization by the location variation and sizes of the structures and alignments of the transmission line project.
  • Processes the design output of horizontal and vertical alignments of the transmission line by TDL Model and it should convert the design drawings in DXF format of AutoCAD software and other data based formats as required by the users.

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