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The Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign hosts the Railway Engineering Short Course. Summer 2021 will feature 2 virtual courses to learn about the practical aspects and science behind railway engineering and transportation concepts.

Track Engineering Fundamentals | 12-15 July 2021
Course Topics: Rail; Crossties & Fasteners; Ballast & Subgrade; Drainage; Slab Track; Turnouts & Special Trackwork; Track Structural Analysis; Track Structural Design; Track Standards & Inspections; Track Maintenance Technologies; Asset Management & Life Cycle Costs
Location: Virtual | Time: Noon-4pm CDT | Lead Instructor: Conrad Ruppert
14 Professional Development Hours

Railroad Project Design | 19-22 July 2021
Course Topics: Horizontal Track Geometry; Vertical Track Geometry; Cross Sections & Earthwork; Railroad Location; Location Referencing & Track Charts; Project Phasing; Project Cost Estimation
Location: Virtual | Time: Noon-4pm CDT | Lead Instructor: Tyler Dick
14 Professional Development Hours