Technical Committees

Committee 6 - Building & Support Facilities 

Engineering Services Functional Group

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended practices and information for structures used in the following railway activities:

  • Offices, towers, CTC centers
  • Car repair shops
  • Diesel repair shops
  • Wheel and bearing shops
  • Energy conservation and audits
  • Locomotive sanding and fueling facilities
  • Passenger stations
  • Maintenance-of-way equipment repair facilities
  • Locomotive wash facilities
  • Freight forwarding facilities
  • Material management facilities


Glen E. Smith, PE

Chief Mechanical Engineer - Rail

Argus Consulting, Inc.


Vice Chair

Christopher Rand, PE

Prog Manager, Rail Facilities




John D. Lyon, AIA

Senior Architect

FVHD Architects-Planners



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Posted 11/01/17

Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

D-01-00: Design Criteria for Locomotive Washing Facilities.

Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual.

DB-02-11: Energy Conservation and Audits.

DB-03-11: Design Criteria for Main Line Fueling Facilities.

DB-04-11: Design Criteria for Rail Yard Plant Utilities.

DB-01-13: Design Criteria for Railway Office Buildings.