2016 International Crosstie and
Fastening System Symposium


June 14 - 16, 2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Hosted by the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC)
at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Preliminary Program Released - View it here.

2016 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium


We are excited to announce the 2016 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium, which will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA, 14-16 June 2016.

This three day conference will have presentations, discussions, and a technical tour that focus on the state of the art in timber, concrete, steel, and composite crosstie and fastening system design, performance, research, modeling, and inspection.

This event is being held in conjunction with the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association (AREMA) Committee 30 (Ties) meetings that will take place that same week.


Technical Tour - Wednesday 15 June 2016 (Afternoon)
UIUC - Visit RailTEC's newly expanded Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) at Schnabel.

Chris talks Got prizes With board
Photos from 2012 International Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium Technical Tour

International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium
Contact us at crosstie-conf@illinois.edu.
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