This program can be attended as either a :
*LIVE INTERACTIVE webinar: you will need an i-phone, i-pad, lap top, or desk top to view it. You do not need a microphone or webcam.
Webinar links are emailed one day prior to the class date.
*Attend at our School: we follow all the CDC/State Guidelines for Vocational Schools
Attend One Topic Or BOTH for a Discounted Tuition on the same day :
We are approved provider by:
NJ Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
New York Board of Professional Engineers , Sponsor # 201 beginning 2/1/2018 to 1/31/2024
Florida Board of Professional Engineers: Laws and Rules and Ethics, Provider number 007543 (Ethics) 0010489
Florida Board of Professional Engineers: CE provider Provider number 0007543
Maryland Board for Professional Engineers
Advancement in Railroad Engineering :Track Maintenance – AM Session 9am to 12pm
4 Professional Development Units
- What are the various components of a track structure?
- What are the functions of various components of a track structure?
- Illustration of different type’s railroad cross section
- What is conventional manual track maintenance?
- What are the three main modern methods of track maintenance?
- What is Mechanized Maintenance or Mechanical Tamping?
- What is Directed Track Maintenance (D.T.M.)?
- What is Measured Shovel Packing (M.S.P.)?
- What are the various factors affecting track maintenance cost?
- For advanced maintenance strategies, what are the recommendations from operators (railroad companies) point of view?
- What is the various preventive cost effective track maintenance practices?
- What is the various curative/crisis cost effective track maintenance practices?
Track Maintenance/Regenerative Braking System : Afternoon Session 12:30pm to 4:30pm
4 Professional Development Units
- What is a “Regenerative Braking System (RBS)”?
- What is the basic difference between “Conventional Braking System” and RBS?
- Concept of RBS in conventional railroad and Maglev system
- Potential of use of RBS in conventional railroad technology
- Potential of use of RBS in Maglev Technology
- Prospect of using RBS technology in the transportation industry (including Railroad Industry)
- Concept of magnetic braking
- Concept of regenerative braking characteristics of linear induction motor for Maglev
- Concept of Energy management in RBS
- Concept of Power management in RBS
- Scope of further research of using RBS technology in the transportation industry (including Railroad Industry)
- Feasibility study of On-Car RBS for electric rail applications
Tuition: Take 1 class $200.00 Take both classes $350.00
Avinash Prasad, PE, LS, F.ASCE, FF, EMT
Mr. Avinash Prasad is a Licensed Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor with more than 25 years of civil engineering and project management experience. As a registered professional engineer and land surveyor (NJ, NY, CT, MA, RI), he specializes in bridge asset management and structural evaluation of bridges, particularly suspension bridges. He is currently researching bridge asset management for his doctoral dissertation at New York University. He has received dual MS degrees in Civil Engineering and Engineering Management from NJIT and a BS degree in Civil Engineering from India. He has more than 1000 hours of continuing professional education as instructor/participating professional. He is a NJ state certified emergency medical technician (EMT), emergency medical responder (EMR), and firefighter (FF). He is also a certified CPR, AED administer. He is a fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an active member of several professional organizations such as: AREMA, PMI, AISC, NYSAPLS, IPWE, IRT and IIBE. The ASCE, Railway Age and Railway Track & Structure conference proceedings has accepted many of his technical papers for presentation and/or publication.