Structures Functional Group


Technical Committee 10 – Structures Maintenance & Construction

This committee is responsible for the development and publication of recommended practices and information relating to railroad bridge management. This Committee is also responsible for producing and updating independent publications, seminars and conference material which relate to the actual construction or maintenance of railway structures that is consistent with Manual for Railway Engineering material.

Chair

Mark W. Shafer, PE

Senior Bridge Engineer

HDR

Email: mark.shafer@hdrinc.com

Vice Chair

Nila Abubakar, PE

Senior Consultant

Engineering Systems, Inc.

Email: nabubakar@engsys.com

Secretary

Michael Schaefer

Assist Dir Br Const

BNSF Railway

Email: michael.schaefer2@bnsf.com

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Subcommittees and Current Assignments

All current assignments are: on-going

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

Subcommittee B: Revision of Manual. Currently undergoing the reaffirmation process.

Subcommittee 1: Bridge Management System. This group supports Subcommittee B.

Subcommittee 2: Education and Training. Handles the scheduling, marketing and delivery of C10 led seminars.

Subcommittee 3: Publications: Maintenance and updates.

Subcommittee 4: Repair Manual. Construction and Maintenance. Develops best practices material for use in upcoming Bridge Maintenance Best Practices Seminar.

Subcommittee 5: Rules Committee. This committee assists the full committee by monitoring proper use of rule and by assisting with various duties such as the development of C10 Bylaws and revisions thereto.

Subcommittee 42: Bridge Maintenance. Develops bridge maintenance material which contributes to the development of the bridge repair seminar and handbook.