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

Programme

Module 1

Feasibility And Systemic Design

(16 to 18 September 2019):

This module focuses on where it all starts; identification of the need for a new line or the upgrading of an existing line, the feasibility study, project management and infrastructure design as well as the project finance associated with mega capital projects. The lectures are presented by highly qualified, experienced and respected specialists in their respective fields.  The programme is divided in the following sessions:

  • Session 1 – Feasibility and Geometric Design
  • Session 2 – Track Design
  • Session 3 – Overhead Electrification Design
  • Session 4 – Signalling Design

Module 2

Infrastructure Maintenance Management

(30 September to 4 October 2019):

This module has been specifically designed to focus on the practical approach of “when to do what and how”.  Attendees will gain practical hands-on knowledge about the day-to-day management of track maintenance 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.  Maintenance intervals, maintenance intervention limits, best practices, maintenance methods, maintenance standards and mechanised maintenance machinery and much more will be covered.  The programme is divided in the following sessions:

 

Infrastructure Maintenance Management – Combined Track and OHTE Sessions

(30 September to 1 October 2019)
  • Session 1 – Infrastructure Maintenance Strategy and Management
  • Session 2 – Risk Management

Track Maintenance Breakaway Session

(2 to 4 October 2019)
  • Session 3 – Track Material and Maintenance
  • Session 4 – Track Construction and Renewal

OHTE Maintenance Breakaway Session

(2 to 4 October 2019)
  • Session 5 – OHTE Maintenance
  • Session 6 – Substation Maintenance