Company Services

CivilSmith, LLC provides the following rail design, bidding, and construction phase services:

-Provide rail design services to large consulting engineering firms in search of a design team member with extensive rail design experience to complement their existing project design team.

-Preliminary and conceptual rail design for site evaluation to verify rail service to an industrial site is a feasible transportation alternative.

-Detailed track design to include horizontal and vertical alignments that meet or exceed serving railroad’s design standards and specifications. Grading design based on typical track roadbed sections and grading volume calculations for the proposed track construction. Erosion and sediment control design for proposed roadbed.

-Submit track plans to the serving railroad that meets their plan format specifications for their internal review process. Coordinate with various railroad departments to expedite the review process and to obtain final operational approval for the client’s rail project.

-Secure the services of surveying consultants with rail experience, and who are also certified to work within railroad property. Coordinate their services to gather specific and unique rail infrastructure data necessary for use in the rail design process.

-Sub-consulting services to large engineering consulting firms who provide services to Class I railroads for system rail capacity improvement projects.

-Preliminary cost estimating for proposed track construction for use in project budgeting and grant application process. Development of Preliminary Engineering Reports (PER) for use by applicants in obtaining grant funding for rail infrastructure.

-Track construction specifications developed and customized for each rail project for use in bidding and construction phases. Review contractor submittals for all track materials being supplied by vendors.

-Track construction bid assistance to include bid document preparation for private and grant-funded projects. Project bid advertisement and pre-bid meeting/job showing. Administer bid opening and provide certified bid tabulation along with bid recommendations to the client.

-Track construction site visits with detailed observation reports to provide construction updates to the client, and to document the contractor’s adherence to the track design and specifications.

Information included in this website is not intended to solicit engineering services in states in which CivilSmith, LLC is not a licensed professional engineer.