Track Engineering and rail alignment engineering and design are the basis for most of our design tasks. We have in-house track engineers with experience and knowledge that is unparalleled in the industry. This high level of experience allows us to leverage our understanding of each client’s specific requirements and needs in streamlining the design process by beginning with the final condition in mind. We fully understand that beginning at the conceptual development phase, design decisions impact safety, constructability, operations during construction, regular operations following construction, and maintenance.
Our depth of knowledge and understanding related to traffic engineering and grade crossings has proven valuable to multiple agencies and railroads. Our approach is always holistic in order to understand any existing concerns and then follow best practices in our designs and reviews of traffic signals, signing and striping, and traffic control at grade crossings.
We routinely design and manage the construction of railway structures, including railroad and roadway bridges, buildings, retaining walls, drainage and underground structures, and other structures and foundations.
While our focus is rail, we are also involved with civil work that connects to rail projects, including ADA design, at-grade crossings, utilities, street design, grading and drainage, hydrology and hydraulics, culvert design, and SWPPP preparation and inspection.
Gatekeepers of the Railroad
Today the role is more important than ever before. With the implementation of precision scheduled railroading, which is a railroad strategy that uses departure schedules and point-to-point delivery methods to achieve low operating ratios and to consolidate railroad networks, Class 1s are trying to maximize the dollar by sharpening efficiencies.