Technical Committees

Committee 10 – Structures Maintenance & Construction

Structures Functional Group

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.


David J. Bonas

VP Engineering

Railroad Consultants


Vice Chair

Mark W. Shafer, PE

Senior Bridge Engineer




Nila Abubakar, PE

Senior Staff Consultant

Engineering Systems, Inc.



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Subcommittees and Current Assignments

Subcommittee A: Recommendations for Further Investigation and Research.

Subcommittee B: Contribute to Revision of Manual.

B-1-11: Develop proposed AREMA Chapter 10 material addressing "Bridge Management". Ongoing assignment.

Subcommittee 1: Bridge Management System

Subcommittee 2: Education and Training

SC-2-97: Present seminars on "Bridge Inspection" and "Streambed Erosion Hazard Recognition and Countermeasures". Ongoing assignment.

SC-2-03: Prepare and submit articles for printing in RT&S magazine. Ongoing assignment.

Subcommittee 3: Inspection

Maintain and update as necessary the publication "AREMA Bridge Inspection Handbook". Ongoing assignment.

Subcommittee 4: Construction

Subcommittee 5: Maintenance