Technical Committees

Committee 8– Concrete Structures & Foundations

Structures Functional Group

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended practices and information relating to:

  • General specifications for all types of concrete, reinforced concrete, pre or post-tensioned concrete used in railway structures except concrete cross ties or concrete switch ties.
  • Design, construction and maintenance of railway structures, foundations and footings utilizing any form of concrete.
  • Retaining walls of any material.
  • Tunnel lining of any material.
  • Piling of any material.
  • Crib walls of any material.
  • Water proofing of any material.
  • Pier protection of any material.
  • Subsurface investigation of any material.

Chair

Wladyslaw W. Rymsza, PE

Vice President/Dir of RR Structures

Alfred Benesch & Company

Email: wrymsza@benesch.com

Vice Chair

Bret M. Farmer, PE

Vice President - Rail

TKDA

Email: bret.farmer@tkda.com

Vice Chair

Jason C. Hale, PE

Supervisor Structures

BNSF Railway

Email: Jason.Hale@bnsf.com

Secretary

Shawn L. Goetz, PE, SE

Vice President

Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Email: sgoetz@hanson-inc.com

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Posted 05/31/18

Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual.

Subcommittee 1: Design of Concrete Structures, collaborating as necessary with Committees 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15 and 28. This Subcommittee is responsible for the material in Parts 2, 16, 17, 19, 26 and 27 of Chapter 8 of the AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering.

C1-2: Review and update Part 2 - Reinforced Concrete Design and associated Commentary. Ongoing assignment.

A2-4-04: Review rebar development length. Ongoing assignment.

A2-3-11: Address the addition of vessel impact forces to Part 2 load combinations.
Ongoing assignment. 
A2-1-12: Reaffirm Part 2. Ongoing assignment.

A2-1-15: Commentary for Sections 2.13-2.22. Ongoing assignment.

C1-16: Review and update Part 16 - Design and Construction of Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts and associated Commentary. Ongoing assignment.

A2-1-12: Review and update Part 16 with the last date revised and last date reaffirmed . Ongoing assignment.

A16-1-02: Reaffirm & update Part 17. Ongoing assignment.

C1-26: Review and update Part 2 - Recommendations for the Design of Segmental Bridges. Ongoing assignment.

 A26-1-07: Update Part 26 - Segmental Bridge Construction. Ongoing assignment.

D1-1-11: Address design of deep beam requirements, torsion requirements, strut and tie modeling and anchoring dowels into concrete to be included in Part 2. Ongoing assignment.

D1-1-15: Direct Fixation Manual Material.

C1-27: Review and update Part 27 and associated Commentary. Ongoing assignment.

D1-1-11: Part 2 - Develop new Manual material for Deep Beams. Ongoing assignment.

D1-1-15: Direct Fixation Manual Material. Ongoing assignment.

Subcommittee 2: Design of Foundations and Retaining Structures, collaborating as necessary with Committees 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15 and 34. This Subcommittee is responsible for the material in Parts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 20, 22, 24 and 25 of Chapter 8 of the AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering.

C2-1-00: Investigate and update Parts 3, 4, 10, 12, 22, 24 and a new Part on Soil Improvements. This assignment is no longer being conducted by Committee 8 but has been transferred to Committee 1 - Roadway and Ballast.

C2-1-01: Revise and update Part 22 - Geotechnical Subsurface Investigation. Ongoing assignment.

D2-1-05: Prepare new Part on Soil Improvements for Structures and Foundations. Completion is scheduled for 2019.

C2-2-13: Review and update Part 6-Crib Walls - see C2-20. Ongoing assignment.

C2-3-13: Review and update Part 20-Flexible Sheet Pile Bulkheads. Ongoing assignment.

C2-20: (previously C2-3-13): Review and update Part 20 - Flexible Sheet Pile Bulkheads. This assignment will be combined with review and update of Part 28 - Temporary Structures for Construction (in conjunction with SC-4) and be developed into new Part 20 - Earth Retention Systems. Rework Parts 5, 6 and 7 with the following eight subparts: Earth Retention Structure Selection, Soil and Rock Properties, Computation of Applied Forces, Abutments and Conventional Retaining Walls, Non-Gravity Cantilevered Walls, Anchored Walls, MSE Walls and Deflection Criteria and Tolerances. Ongoing assignment through 2019. Ongoing assignment through 2019.

Subcommittee 3: Durability of Concrete and Waterproofing, collaborating as necessary with Committees 1, 6, 7, 9 and 15. This Subcommittee is responsible for the material in Parts 1 and 29 of Chapter 8 of the AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering.

C3-1: (previously C3-1-1): Review and update of Part 1 - Materials, Tests and Construction Requirements and associated Commentary. LB 08-17-08.

C3-1.25.8: (previously C3-1-10): Continuing Assignment, Review and update Part 1 and Commentary. LB 08-17-06.

C3-29: (previously C3-2-10): Review and update of Part 29 - Waterproofing and associated Commentary. Ongoing assignment.

D3-1 (previously D3-2-11): Continuing Assignment, Add FRP to Part 1-Materials, Tests and Construction Requirements. LB 08-17-07.

D3-1.14: (previously D3-2-05): ): Review, revise and development of additional information for Section 1.14 - Shotcrete. LB 08-18-03 was assigned.

D3-29-15: Spray on waterproofing membrane protection system and ballast mat, part of Part 29 rewrite. Ongoing assignment.

Subcommittee 4: Repair, Restoration, and Strengthening of Concrete Structures. This Subcommittee is responsible for the material in Parts 11, 14, 21, 23 and 28 of Chapter 8 of the AREMA Manual for Railway Engineering.

C4-28: Comparison of Parts 28 and 20. Review for discrepancies between these two Parts (in conjunction with SC-2, assignment C2-20).

C4-23: Continuing Assignment Part 23, Pier Protection Systems at Spans over Navigable Streams. Review revisions supplied by Subcommittee 1.

C4-14: Continuing Assignment, Review of Part 14, Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures.