Software for Preparing Road Estimates, Rate
Analysis, Bill of Quantity (BOQ), Longitudinal Section (L
Section), Cross Section (X Section), Other Technical Sanction
Documents/ Detailed Project Reports
GS ROADS™ is intelligent application
software, specially developed to cater to the needs of Civil
Contractors, Civil Engineers, Builders, Government Bodies,
and Public Sector Undertakings etc, who are primarily engaged
in executing Road Construction works.
GS ROADS™ covers all aspects of Execution
of Road Construction Works right from Estimation, Rate Analysis,
preparing L-Section and Cross Section (X-section), Bill of
Quantity (BOQ) and all required formats for preparing Technical
Sanction (TS) Documents or Detailed Project Reports (DPR)
in a phased manner. GS ROADS™ is completely compliant
with the documentary requirements of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak
Yojana (PMGSY) and the Rural Road Manual (IRC: SP 20).
GS ROADS™ can be used for all kinds
of Road Construction Works like Rural Roads, Main District
Roads (MDR), Other District Roads (ODR), State Highways (SH)
and National Highways (NH).
GS ROADS™ employs, time tested D.S.R
methodology adopted by PWD, Irrigation, Rural Engineering
Departments, Municipal Corporations & other Government
and semi government bodies for preparing Technical Sanction
(TS) documents or Detailed Project Reports (DPR) for road
construction projects. Using GS ROADS™ one can easily
prepare Estimates, Rate Analysis in compliance with Ministry
of Surface Transport (MOST)/ Ministry of Road Transport and
Highways (MORTH), Bill of Quantity, L Section drawings and
X Section drawings automatically drafted in AutoCAD by providing
Survey data, Earthwork Quantities and other supporting documents
considering Projects / Packages as a unit.
- True 32 Bit Application
- Available under Win95/98/NT/2000/XP platforms
- Easy to use Menu Driven GUI front-end, true Multi-tasking
- All reports can be exported to a number of popular
- OLE integrated with MS Word, MS Excel and AutoDesk
- Generates AutoCAD drawings of L Section and X Section
- Can be deployed over LAN, WAN, Broad Band Networks,
- Powerful yet highly scalable Back-end Relational
- Optional support for Regional Languages
- Very Fast. Complete estimates with all documents
for Technical Sanction and Administrative approvals
prepared in a day or two not months.
- The payback period for GS ROADS™ based on
savings is one project.
Schedules and Masters
This module holds all information related
to a particular project. It collects project details
like Project Name, Applicable DSR/SOR, Type of Project
Approach, Name of Organization and department details
etc. This also contains a detailed definition of the
project, wherein details like Name of District, Name
of Block / Taluka, Details of population etc.
This module holds all information related
to different roads in a project. It collects details
like Name of Road, Length of Road, No. of Readings per
cross section, No. of Cross Section Readings per Km.
Carriageway Camber, Formation Width Camber, Thickness
of Crust etc. It also takes details of project approach
i.e. whether the engineer will supply survey data from
Level Book or will calculate and provide Reduced Levels.
Classification of Items
Under this option, all DSR/SOR items
and specifications like CPWD, PWD, MOST / MORTH Specifications
are classified under different groups/chapters. This
is highly useful, when the entire estimate is to split
into smaller defined sub-groups. Also this facilitates
easier access to all schedule items.
District Schedule of Rates (DSR/SOR)
Here descriptive details of items contained
in DSR/SOR is fed along with completed item rates, Labour
rates, measure of unit, shorter descriptive details
for schedule of items (for mini DSR/SOR), Reference
specification to be used, additional specification for
items etc. This
module can hold DSR / SOR for any number of years.
Schedule of Rates for Labour, Materials
& Machinery (Basic Rates)
This module contains rates for various
kinds of Labour, different materials used in all works
and machinery used. This also contains additional information
such as market/Issue rates, Payload Factor for each
material that is to be transported to the site, Unit
of measure etc. Payload details are particularly useful
in calculating lead charges.
Rate Abstract /Skeleton details for
Schedule of Items
This is where the rate analysis of
each DSR/SOR item is done. The analysis is divided into
three main components namely Labour, Material, and Machinery.
This is the core information to estimation and costing
analysis logistic. This is done only once for the entire
Table of Lead Charges / Quarry Chart
This is a table, which contains details
of lead charges for various kilometres travelled. Lead
charges for various materials are calculated with the
help of this table. This module stores lead charges
for unlimited number of years.
This is the core respiratory for detailed
specifications to be adopted while executing any DSR/SOR
item. The complete extracts of standard specifications
used by Govt. departments like PWD, Irrigation, Water
Supply Boards, and Municipal Corporations are contained
in this module. This contains specifications of CPWD/state
PWD, MOST specifications used for Roads, Bridges, Cross-drainage
works etc, NBC codes, IRC Codes etc. This module used
latest technologies like DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange)
& OLE (Object linking and Embedding) to store and
retrieve information. This module is linked to Microsoft
During this phase of operation, the
Engineer has to enter only the items to be executed
for the project. This means minimum data-entry time.
Once these parameters are given, rest is handled by
GS ROADS™. A fully conversant Engineer can prepare
complete estimates / Detailed Project Reports including
preparing of L-Section and X-Section with all analysis
within a day for a package of roads of around 50 Kms.
Record Measurements (Manuscripts from
Here an Engineer prepares manuscript
from the actual drawings and feeds them into the system
with respect to DSR/SOR items. The measurements can
be recorded for all the groups defined earlier and filtered
according to the user needs. The field provided for
recording measurement has in-built Engineering functions
Prepare Rate Analysis Document for
The Rate Analysis of all the DSR/SOR
items in the project will automatically be compiled
in an Excel file in a completely printable format. The
output file being in Excel file.
Prepare Bill of Quantity (BOQ)
Bill of quantity is generated in desired
output format, which is an abstract of Recorded Measurements.
Amount that is to be specified in words is automatically
generated by Road Master.
L SECTION AND X SECTION
Supply Survey Data (For Earthwork Calculation)
Input data for preparing L Section
and X Section drawings is either Raw Survey Data also
called as Level Book or calculated Reduced Levels. GS
ROADS™ has easy to use data entry modules for
entering Survey data. Apart from this we can import
data from Excel files. To standardize the data entry,
GS ROADS™ generates project specific data entry
Prepare L Section and X Section Drawings
GS ROADS™ uses the above supplied
data to prepare L Section and X Section drawings in
AutoCAD. The formation level of the road can be plotted
using the graphical plotting tool available in the software.
Once the formation level is decided, the other earthwork
quantity is automatically calculated.