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SMDI Through the Years

Why Choose Us?

Over the years, SMDI has compiled a broad spectrum of completed projects and an enviable track record in the very specialized fields of transportation and traffic engineering, as well as regional and urban planning. These include the development of comprehensive traffic/transportation data base and planning methodologies and conduct of various specialized studies for roads, tollways, railways, ports, airports, public transportation (LRT/jeepneys/buses), and urban/rural/regional development projects.  As can be gleaned from its inventory of projects, SMDI’s traffic engineering and  planning studies have come up with sound traffic management plans, addressing such concerns as:  infrastructure planning, traffic management and control facilities, traffic signals, parking facilities and operations, traffic circulation and access, geometric improvements of road sections and intersections, pedestrian movement and queueing, public transport loading/unloading facilities, intermodal linkages, parking demand and facilities. 

In 2000SMDI became the sole distributor in the Philippines of specialized traffic software products developed by the PTV Group of Germany. The PTV Group is a 40-yr. old multinational company that provides stateoftheart technologies and consulting services for transport and logistics. Be it transport routes or structures, private or public transport – they plan and optimize everything which moves people and goods worldwide. The PTV software packages distributed by SMDI are user-friendly tools for the thorough evaluation of various alternatives based on transportation engineering and planning measures of effectiveness. These software technologies are: 

PTV software technologies are currently used by over 3,000 cities in more than 100 countries worldwide, including the following government agencies, private organizations and universities in the Philippines:
  • Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH)
  • Department of Transportation (DoTr)
  • Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)
  • National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
  • Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
  • 515 Life Constructions Corporation
  • AECOM Engineers
  • Almec Corporation
  • HydroNet Consultants Inc.
  • Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC)
  • Solar Surveying Corporation
  • Sunmaru Traffic Systems & Technology
  • Systra Philippines
  • Traffic Supplies and Construction Corporation (TSCC)
  • Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (WCI)
  • WSP
  • Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU)
  • De la Salle University (DLSU)
  • Holy Angel University (HAU)
  • University of the Philippines National Center for Transportation Studies (UPNCTS)
  • Baguio City LGU

PTV in the Philippines is supported by the Asia-Pacific operations, with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, with Singapore as its regional headquarters.

Balintawak Interchange Decongestion Study (2018)

SMDI was commissioned to develop a microsimulation model of the Balintawak Cloverleaf in 2018 to determine the effects of the construction of Skyway Stage 3 (SS3) connecting to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), bypassing EDSA and LRT 1 through an elevated section. The capacity of NLEX was reduced to give way to the construction area of SS3. This simulation model presents the traffic conditions by 2019, if no traffic management measures are enforced. The model revealed that travel speeds along NLEX Southbound headed to EDSA will be very low given that the queue is almost 1.2 kilometers measured from EDSA. This model was the basis for developing the traffic management measures to address the traffic concerns in the study area.