To aid the management of railway safety for the public, the Civils Assessment Framework Agreement (CAFA) is a five-year Network Rail programme that evaluates structures to provide critical information on their structural integrity. This is vital to support authorisations of future rail advancements, such as increasing train speed on the line or accommodating heavier weight on bridges.
As expert principle suppliers to WSP, the partnered lead consultants, Pell Frischmann provides assessments of structures such as transport bridges, station canopies, and footbridges. These also include additional services to assist Network Rail with their preparation of business plans, and thorough services analyses.
To strengthen and prolong structural service life, we also provide detailed recommendations, from the clearing of vegetations and straightening of uneven surfaces, to investing in elements such as the repairing of reinforcement concretes and identifying critical structures that hold immediate threats to public safety.