Rail

C&S provides engineering, architectural, planning, and construction management services for the rail, highway, port, and aviation industries. Since 1968, C&S’s diverse group of experts have served the needs of the railroad industry. Our professionals provide the crucial inspection and design services that freight, passenger railroads, and railroad served industry require. In 2011, C&S added railroad expert Gordon Davids, P.E., immediate past chief engineer with the Federal Railroad Administration to our team.

Develop and Support Railroad Bridge Management Programs

  • Inspection and condition assessments
  • Load rating
  • Inventory
  • Tailored bridge management program

Fixed Structure Inspection Services

  • Emergency inspections
  • Annual inspection of bridge and building structures
  • Assessment of structure damage, necessary repairs, and remedial action

Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal Program Planning (Long and Short Range)

  • Multi-year maintenance and capital renewal plans for fixed property assets
  • Define requirements for maintenance and preservation
  • Inventory and inspection of roadbed, track, signals, crossings, drainage structures, and bridges
  • Work plan and budget development

Construction Support/Construction Management

  • Preparation of contract bid documents that specify the material, work quality, time limitations, and owner-supplied support services
  • Specification writing for track tie, surfacing renewals, rail replacements, and track gauging, crossing renewals, and automatic warning device installations
  • Inspection services for track and signal construction and renewal projects for freight railroad and light rail rapid transit systems

Environmental Assessment and Remediation

  • Property transfer/divestiture assessment
  • Corridor environmental assessments
  • Spill/contamination investigations
  • Spill/contaminated site remediation
  • Wetland mapping and mitigation

Public Works Projects

  • Maintenance and protection of traffic plans for vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • Obtain work permits from state and local transportation agencies
  • Owner’s engineer for review and approval of proposed utility licenses and agreements installed on the right of way
  • Hydraulics and hydrologic studies to address drainage issues
  • Coordinate and handle engineering reviews of proposed public work projects
  • Design services for grade separations and at grade crossings

Rail Modernization Projects

  • Track construction upgrades for increases in posted track speed and track classification
  • 286-K car load capacity and clearance improvements
  • “Out-of-face” tie renewal, rail renewal, crossing replacement, track surfacing, and super-elevation changes on curves
  • Bridge upgrades and repair along with environmental permits
  • Track realignments

Industrial Facility Design and Construction Support

  • Design services for new rail leads
  • Track scales
  • Rail unloading facilities for hopper cars and tank cars
  • Railroad engine house maintenance facilities
  • Design and track rehabilitation services
  • Site and industrial development projects