SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
RAILWAY AND HARBOURS ENGINEERING DIVISION

and the
RAIL INFRA SERVICES
Present the

AFRICAN TRACK AND TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

DESIGN | Construct | Maintain | Renew

What it's about

Dr. Leon Zaayman (the Course Director), in conjunction with SAICE Railways and Harbours Engineering Division and leading industry specialists will be presenting two modules in railway track infrastructure design, construction, maintenance and renewal.  The modules are presented with a practical ‘when to do what and how’ approach.  Course attendees will gain practical hands-on knowledge about the day to day maintenance of track in terms of track material functions, designs, properties, applicable standards, methods of measuring compliance, deterioration rates, typical defects and their causes as well as their failure mechanisms and causes. Maintenance intervals, maintenance intervention limits, best practices, maintenance methods and mechanised maintenance machinery will also be covered in detail.

Who should attend?

The drive to connect Africa and build inter-Africa trade through rail infrastructure is now more than ever seeing a resurgence in investment and activity.  The African Track & Technology Symposium is the ideal platform for all African rail operators to build the necessary technical skills to deliver the tangible efficiencies within their rail network through improved network capacity as a direct result of track reliability and availability.  At the same time also create the ideal opportunity for networking and marketing for track material suppliers, contractors and consultants.  The event has therefore been designed to engage with:

  • Railway operators, track material suppliers, maintenance and construction contractors and consultants
  • Engineers responsible for feasibility studies, design and construction
  • Maintenance engineers and maintenance engineering staff
  • Maintenance planners
  • Track masters and inspectors
  • Civil engineers and track engineers
  • Depot engineers
  • Chief engineers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Senior maintenance staff
  • Financial managers
  • Railway senior staff
  • Procurement professionals
  • Consulting engineers
  • Safety managers and safety representatives and quality inspectors