Managing the impossible equation: designing low impact infrastructure while controlling costs
ORIS proudly took part in the hybrid webinar hosted by the Asian Development Bank on April 25, 2023 dedicated to building a Climate Responsive Road Sector. The event brought together the first deputy chairman of the Committee of Roads from Uzbekistan Mr Shukrat Nazarov, ADB DG Stephanie Hung, DDG Hideaki Iwasaki and Pawan Karki, Principal Transport Specialist CWRD to present to present a joint initiative to leverage the capabilities of digital twins towards more sustainable infrastructure.


ADB poster with ORIS logo


During the event, the upgrade of a 25-km section of the A380 in Uzbekistan was highlighted. This project was made possible through the use of digital twins, in partnership with the ADB and the Uzbek Committee of Roads. Piloting this new approach to designing sustainable infrastructure project was made possible thanks to the support of the ADB ITD and CWRD Departments, particularly from Pawan Karki, Marc Lepage, and Ozzeir Khan.





The challenge of achieving sustainable infrastructure within budget constraints and multiple criteria assessments is a complex issue that international financing organizations like the Asian Development Bank (ADB) must navigate.

Nicolas Miravalls, CEO of ORIS, and Hugo Pley-Leclercq, Project Manager at ORIS, shared insights during the event on how digital solutions can provide answers to the challenges of building sustainable infrastructure while staying within budget constraints.

The team leveraged the capabilities of ORIS, the first construction materials platform for  sustainable infrastructure. The digital platform uses AI/ML, data science and materials data knowledge/sharing, to enable cost-effective and environmentally conscious linear transportation infrastructure projects like the upgrade of the A380 in Uzbekistan.

Based on this multi-dimensional data connection capacity offered by digital innovation in the sector, the team identified design options that incorporated local sourcing and adhered to the local norms and standards, resulting in reduced environmental impact and cost control, together with improved road safety. This approach also supported the alignment of the project with the ADB objectives in terms of climate resilience and climates goals.

The results speak for themselves!

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The partnership between the ADB, ORIS, and the Uzbek Committee of roads proves that achieving sustainable infrastructure within budget constraints is not an impossible equation. The use of digital solutions like ORIS has shown promising results in creating cost-effective and environmentally conscious linear transportation infrastructure projects. With the continued development and implementation of these technologies, achieving sustainable infrastructure on a global scale is within reach.