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Developer(s)Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.[1]
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
TypeProject management software

DynaRoad is a project management software for heavy civil engineering projects.[2] It is used for planning the mass haul of an earthworks project, creating a construction schedule, and monitoring the progress of the project.[3][4]

The program's development started in 1999, when Finnish earthworks contractors, the Construction Economics Lab of Helsinki University of Technology and the DynaRoad company started developing a new project management and earthmoving software.[5] The program has been used in road projects between 3 and 60 km in length,[6] such as the E18 Muurla-Lohja motorway[7] in Finland and the E4 road[8] in Hudiksvall, Sweden.


The software has a Windows graphical user interface and it includes views such as the Gantt chart, resource graph, mass haul diagram, map view, time distance chart and text reports.[2] The time-location method has strengths compared to Gantt charts and traditional scheduling.[9][10] The map view indicates live tasks at any moment using different colors.[11][12] For cut and fill operations, a haul plan based on quantities, bulking factors, possible haul routes and production rates can be calculated automatically.[2]


LinearPlus and TILOS are examples of other software for linear scheduling.[10]

Scetauroute Masster is a software used in France for mass haul optimization.[13]

Microsoft Project and Primavera are popular project management software in the construction industry.[14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Topcon Acquires DynaRoad. Construction Equipment, November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Mike Woof. Get smart. World Highways, June 2009.
  3. ^ A method for cutting mass haul costs. World Highways, January/February 2004.
  4. ^ Dealing with data. World Highways, July 2010.
  5. ^ Finnish program helps reduce earthmoving costs. World Highways Software Supplement, October 2006.
  6. ^ Science - and an art. World Highways Software Supplement, December 2007.
  7. ^ "One million cubic metres moved E18 Muurla–Lohja motorway project on schedule – 995 days until road opening". Tieyhtiö Ykköstie Oy. 23 February 2006. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Framtidens infrastruktur" [Future's Infrastructure] (PDF) (in Swedish). NCC Infra. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
  9. ^ Söderström, Patrick; Olofsson, Thomas (2007). "Virtual Road Construction - A Conceptual Model". 24th W78 Conference : Bringing ITC knowledge to work. W78 Conference. Maribor, Slovenia: Maribor University Library. pp. 255–261. ISBN 978-961-248-033-2. Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  10. ^ a b Srdić, Aleksander; Šelih, Jana (October 2010), Metode in tehnike operativnega planiranja gradnje longitudinalnih objektov (PDF) (in Slovenian), archived from the original (PDF) on March 14, 2012, retrieved November 8, 2010
  11. ^ Software in brief. World Highways, November/December 2009 GIS & Software.
  12. ^ Finnish expertise. Software for Road Infrastructure, Supplement to World Highways & ITS International, December 2011.
  13. ^ Aimé, Claude; Auriol, Jean-Claude; et al. (March 2007), Section 1: Design and execution of work (PDF), Design and execution of earthworks, Sétra, pp. 57–62, ISRN: EQ-SETRA--07-ED44--FR+ENG, retrieved 2010-11-11
  14. ^ Ismail, Amiruddin; Rashid, Khalim A.; Hilo, Wisam J. (2009), "The Use of Project Management Software in Construction Industry", Journal of Applied Sciences, 10, doi:10.3923/jas.2009.1985.1989, ISSN 1812-5654

External links[edit]

Official website

Topcon blog on earthworks project management