There are many different ways to build track. Some right, some wrong; some profitable, some not so profitable; some last a long time, some do not. Choosing the right means and methods and establishing order and continuity can make or break a job since trackwork is typically linear. Assigning the right number of people to each activity at the beginning can set the pace for the entire project. Tracking cost and adjusting labor as required are paramount for a successful project. Track Guy Consultants provides assistance to Contractors by sharing 38+ years of experience with everything involving Track Construction.
Comprehensive Training is an extremely important part of developing employees in any successful company. Without proper training, mistakes happen. Proper Training can reduce liability and risk. Quality of construction and safety of the track structure is a must. The mistakes made on the Railroad can be life-threatening and devastating, not to mention very costly. Educating workers as to the 'why' will enable them to recognize possible problem areas and potentially prevent a derailment. Railroad Technology for Constructing, Maintaining and Operating Rail Systems has changed over the years and dedicated employees must understand what those changes mean to the railroad industry.
Companies that spend the time and invest money to train workers are the ones that reap the rewards of very loyal, dedicated, and quality employees. With the excitement in Rail Renaissance, it is imperative that we build these new systems properly and efficiently, and build them with a Responsible Attitude toward passenger safety. Let the Track Guy help your company be a leader of quality, safety, and responsibility in the Railroad Construction Industry.
We are certified FRA inspectors that can walk your track and identify any defects according to the FRA Track Safety Standards. We will write a report for your eyes only. We can offer budget pricing for maintenance and capitol improvement. Our contractor list will help get very competitive pricing. We can prepare and implement RFQs and make suggestions. It is very important to have a baseline inspection in order to track progress and become efficient and economical in your maintenance activities, whether they are subbed out or performed in house. We can help prepare RFPs for pricing that will put all subs on a level playing field. We have an extensive database of vendors and contractors. Let the Track Guy help get the best possible price for all your trackwork needs.
Estimating trackwork can be confusing without the proper training in terminology and methods of construction. Lack of understanding scope of work can lead to overlaps or missed items. Let the Track Guy assist you in estimating and pricing your project. Looking for a check number? Give us a call. We can produce accurate Engineers Estimates also.
Budget, Schedule, Execution and Communication -- We at Track Guy believe that Execution is the most important part of any project. Project Managers must perform at their maximum potential in order to keep the project on schedule. Project Controls must be established, must be presented to the management team, and must become Standard Operating Procedure. Let the Track Guy build your SOPs and guide your management team in the best ways to communicate and enforce the SOPs.
Value Engineering is a method for the Contractor and Owner to save money by exploring innovative ways to design and build a project. By doing a little research and innovation, you can build a better system and come up with a more cost effective design. Value Engineer to uncover cost saving techniques before the bid goes in can get you that job at a good price. Let the Track Guy assist with the approval process.
Cost Controls play a valuable role in managing a project to achieve the maximum profit. Tracking cost is easy and requires very little time and effort from the project team. Whether you track costs with sophisticated computer programs or with pencil and graph paper, this activity can save money. Our methods use simple trend sheets that can identify bad items and give the management team an opportunity to correct activities before they lose money. Trend sheets are also a good tool for identifying potential change orders or delays. Let the Track Guy provide the necessary tools to help with projections of cost and remedial action to fix a potential problem before it affects the bottom line.
Quality Control is an excellent management tool that, if used properly, can save the company a tremendous amount of money and embarrassment. Proper controls must be in place to prequalify the players, estimate the bid, win the award, set the schedule, handle documents, control quality and costs, manage claims and delays, handle field inspections, to successfully control and complete these projects until the close-out checklist is finalized. Let the Track Guy assist you in controlling your projects successfully from start to finish.
Scale Model Building
At Track Guy Consultants, we build models to demonstrate a new procedure, or to show magnitude of a project, or to support a legal case. Construction models to help everyone involved on a project understand what is going on in a three dimensional world. Sometimes the Construction Manager or Owner needs a more visual method to describe aspects of the project to the Superintendents or Foreman. Let the Track Guy build it in scale first, it could save money later.